Weighing me down... what's weighing me down?
UFO's! YUP and not the flying saucer kind. They are pressing down on me. So many objects which were in process and were put aside to allow space to do work knitting. That used to be test knitting for higher back in the day. Now I don't really put stuff aside so I have these massive piles of sweaters, shawls in the closet and DRAWERS full of socks, stockings, hats and scarves. DD and I both want to pull it all out and either rip, b/o or chuck it ALL! Problem is I believe now that it's migrated and I was thinking of all the places it has gone off to. It's like the thing has legs,,, NO IT'S THE BLOB! That's it! The blob it's taken over. The walk in closet, totes full, the living room closet a file cabinet and it's even spilled out into the GARAGE! YES it's the blob and it WILL be dealt with. I thought I had already whacked at it as the blue bag was cut in half. Then I remembered all the places I'd stashed it into that'd I'd forgot! OUCH! MUCHO acid needed here and not the tripping kind.
What else? KAL's, both mine and others. I may be the Yarn Fairy but hey, I like to play too, the problem is I can't just work a pattern as it's written. AND they sent me extra yarn, which I couldn't leave it as it was dyed! Come on, it was the middle color and you can't put the middle color on the end of a shawl! ;-) So Pixie #1 fixed it for me, she fix it! I redesigned the end of the pattern, then an extension and worked on it all weekend. Got another ounce to finish it and I decided on more beads at midnight. So much for "others".
Then there's my KAL's, I'm surrounded by my wheel, all this roving for the Art Bag of 2014 which is SMASHING!!! BUT it's taken over my life! First you need to know what it is. I hand paint a non super wash roving which I then spin into a lovely 2 ply yarn. Which goes to you, we knit the bag and then felt it. The flap is then our artsy fartsy canvas! YIPEE SKIPPY! There will be diagrams where to put what and will send you all of the goodies that are needed in the kit. I’m dreaming of a few types of artisans. The ones who do needle felting, others who can embroider and others who fiddle with beads, the fast way. YUM! Of course I couldn't wait and so the other night I stayed up literally ALL night and spun enough yarn to get a skein off. It seems I’m making a 2 ply worsted weight yarn for this project. I can not WAIT to c/o. My only regret… not being able to share photos WAAAAAAAAA. I have been very subdued on the colors, these are on yarn of course so you will have to use your imagination,,, the yarn will be hand spun and not look like these at all but here are the colors.