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November 10, 2004

The little mama is already on her way home today. She just came up for one night, bless her heart, just to see my new place and the three lil kittens that Christy is fostering. I got some time in the car with her, but then I had to work. I got off a 5am, and I didn't want her to get up, but she woke when I got home, and we rotated the bed like Bethany and I used to do. Where were those railroad hotels? Where the beds were always warm, with the engineers sleeping days and nights, just swapping off? It's not a bad method. Especially when your sister Christy gives you high thread count sheets that you forget about until you move and can flip them on the bed because you haven't actually washed your reg'lar sheets in two weeks. Not that I would neglect laundry that long. No. Of course not. Not me.

Mom came in to work last night for a moment because I wanted her to meet Marama, and I had this really weird moment where I said, "This is Jan, my mother." After she left, Marama said, slowly, "Her name is Jan?" She had never really thought of my mother having any name but Little Mama.

Today's sleep: Not bad. Not long enough, but when is it? I'm up and I've got Things To Do. A ton of things to do. And know what? I'm having a hard time thinking about unpacking crap because I'm thinking about knitting. This is the first time in a LONG time that I don't have a large project on the needles. I've finished two little sweaters recently, the one for ArtFibers, and the Rowan Denim People one (that still needs a zipper), pictures to follow of both when I get around to it. Cromarty is done, and I have NO idea what I'm going to make next. That's a weird, good feeling. I'm making some fingerless mitts for a friend that I'd like to get off the needles before I start the next thing, but it's fun to imagine what I'll take off the shelves. The reclaimed cashmere perhaps? I'm thinkin'....  Colorwork, however, seems to be calling me, having had none lately, all cables, all the time. Colorwork, however, might require a purchase, and god knows I don't need to buy yarn right now. Nope. I don't.

I don't! Stop that.

Do I?


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You know life is good when the biggest worry on your mind is what your next project will be! And I am sure you will pick a doozy! Enjoy the contemplation of the future. Sometimes that's as much fun as actually picking something and knitting it.

Oh yeah you do, REAL bad! Just think, yarn that out don't have to unpack...there it is just laying in its crisp, fresh bag.

I'm going to be actually helpful for a change. No, you don't. Neither do I. No, Em doesn't either. Nor Iris. I think Alison might, though.


Do NOT listen to my sister. She is evil. I know this.

One ALWAYS needs to buy more yarn. And if you buy more yarn, then I won't feel as guilty about the Elann purchase that I'm seriously contemplating.

Of course you do. And if you can wait until next week to buy it, perhaps that field trip to Article Pract that I proposed will mean I'm not the only one being bad.

Oh yeah, you DO. Then I won't feel so bad about the Elann purchase I just seriously MADE! Their Highland wool in a zillion colors is on sale...

You know, I'm going with Cari on this one. Remember when she went through the whole house buying thing and seriously curtailed her yarn purchases? That's where you need to be right now. What about those socks from before? And the other socks you mentioned? And all that yarn in le stash? Not to mention the projects that are coming to you in the mail...

I think you should take a picture of your stash and let us readers decide...hee hee hee

oh dear...that is a dilemma!

yeah. let us see a pic of your stash. and you know that yarn trades don't count!


you are so hilarious...

Skull sweater calling you? Maybe with red eyes - scary.

I'm such an evil enabler I'm tempted to tell you to buy some more yarn. Why hunt out yarn from the boxes? And if Colorwork is what you REALLY want to do, you won't enjoy knitting the cashmere...

Elann - alpaca for under $4.00 on Elann. Just made my second order because the first was sooo soft.
Also, congrats on home ownership. Know where your deed is and keep it in a safe place. Deed of trust and note copies, too.

How about you give us a picture of the stash in it's new home before we answer a question like that. Of course, another skein or two....if you'll be using something from the stash to go with it, well then its always allowed.

Rediscover your stash, girl! You know you've got great stuff in there. Great yarn that wants to become a skull sweater, perhaps?

If you have some good old fashion worsted hanging around, Rogue is really fun to knit! And a pretty quick knit to boot.

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