I ain't on no diet
I have more yarn stashed than I've ever had before. Some of you would laugh, I'm sure -- it really isn't a lot. But there is a box from Elann in the laundry room with enough for two sweaters. It arrived a few weeks ago -- I opened it, I looked at it. Did I even take the time to fondle it? (I don't remember.) There's a wicker hamper in the living room, a small chest, at least one full drawer in another chest, and a Tupperware container -- all full of yarn. I don't care. A girl never has enough, right (see Gifts for Knitters: Day 2)?
More is on the way. I bought some lovely, bright, Dale Baby Ull at Jody's stash sale. Go check out her great stuff! I'm thinking fun, bright, baby hats. My sister's baby will definitely be a hat-wearer. (My sis is the only person I know -- well, okay, her hub and two sons, too -- that wears a nightcap. I swear.) I'm also praying as that yarn wings its way to me; I learned last night that my sister's on bed-rest. She had some spotting and there's a placenta problem. (pray knit pray knit pray knit)
I saw Karen's gorgeous little baby tam on her blog yesterday -- and asked her which pattern she used. She said that she's been using a pattern in Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. I have the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and more than once I've seen things that made me want the "plain" book. And now that's on it's way, too.
But hell, let's not stop there. I've been wanting to get Scarf Style for my sister and have hesitated ordering it only because I wondered if I shouldn't make the Qty 2. I did not. Instead, I ordered another book...
'Tis something to help me with #99. It should be here in two weeks, at the latest.
Merry Christmas to me! I'm using my not-yet-in-hand, I-have-no-idea-how-much-it-will-be Christmas bonus. Let's hope it's at least $54.09 (not counting Scarf Style -- that's a gift and won't be coming out of my bonus!).
Among my stops on the way home (in cold wind and snow flurries) was the LYS. I spent a long time looking at yarn, but came away only with what I went there to get (gift) and the new Knitter's. There wasn't a lot of knitting time last night, what with playing Skip-Bo with Mdd, too, but I did manage to start balls 5 & 6 on the Tahki Davos garter stitch rectangle. Oh, and I spliced yarn (twice) for the first time last night -- it worked great!