Sleeping through the night
It's a good thing -- and not just for babies and their parents. That's not to say that I didn't get up to go to the bathroom, that doesn't really count IMHO -- I've had three kids and it's been hotter 'n hell and I've been drinking a LOT of fluids, so when's the last time I did NOT get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, that's the question -- well, anyway, it's all a matter of timing... I must have awakened way too early or way too late to worry about anybody else's alarm going off last night/this very early morning!
It was hot, I was cranky, the night got away from me and my living room was full of young people last night -- which is fine, but that displaces me -- so after I hunted down the fiber that I wanted -- I couldn't find it because, you know, I cleaned and organized recently -- I sat in the computer room, updated my iTunes software, listened to a couple of podcasts (I am woefully behind on those, let me tell ya, and they keep multiplying anyway), and cast on for the Victorian Shoulderette. This yarn was my #1 choice -- baby alpaca, a gift from my secret pal Jessica last October -- even though I knew it wasn't anything like sportweight or fingering. I just love this yarn and it's got to be something soon, but it won't be the Shoulderette; it's going to have to be something lacier. It only took two tries to get it through my head (second time with the seldom used cable cast-on, much better than the first). So then I started to wonder about lace patterns and did some surfing. ACK! It's so easy to veer off course!
Tonight, I will put away the laceweight -- but not too well or too far away -- and will search the stash for more suitable sportweight or fingering yarn. I know there's some in there.