wampum

This is my last week of working at Granny’s Yarn Shop. And all of you out there who predicted that I would come out financially behind were right. At the end of yesterday, I owed the shop $$ …. and this is not the first time that’s happened! I need to have this job be over – my wallet can’t take it anymore!

Things have quieted down around here from all of my gadding about. Now it’s time to get some serious knitting accomplished! Although I did nothing but knit last weekend – I have nothing to show for it. ooooo wait, that’s not entirely true. Remember my fuzzy mohair shawl thing?

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Well, that came off the needles! And not a moment too soon – I hated that project and am still not sure how much I like the finished result.

Back to it – the workshop was great, but after I learned the new adding on and weaving in techniques, I decided that I did not like my sampler – the colors were bleh. During a break in the action, Ricki and I escaped for an interlude at Colorful Stitches where I bought some very thin Rowan two ply. Love the colors, but it turns out the yarn is hard to work with, especially with my bandaged thumb. (did I mention that while working with Kathleen on Thursday she made me scrub the toilet and I actually got a gash on my thumb that would not stop bleeding. Seriously – this mf bled for three hours!) So now you have the story of why there are no colorful sampler pictures to show.

Furthermore, I have put the Chinese Sweater on hold and am knitting up a Lauralund. I have loved this pattern since PMF put it out there and have gotten the Lopi to make it.

11 thoughts on “wampum

  1. Wow. That’s really…. fuzzy.

    I’d get the fuzz up my nose and sneeze all day – but the pattern is great – can’t beat a pretty feather and fan.

  2. I didn’t know this job was temporary!! That’s a guarantee that you’ll come out on the other side with an I.O.U. I’m sure you spent your money wisely.

    That’s a beautiful alphabet entry you posted yesterday.

  3. Too bad for Granny! I had a similar problem when I started teaching at my LYS. I find now, though, that I only purchase yarn for projects that I’m starting right away…hmmm. Maybe there’s a threshold you reach, sort of a Yarn Acquisition Saturation Point?

    Now, this doesn’t mean that I’m not lured by the call of exotic shops…but I travel to them so infrequently, that I can absorb the odd skein that marks a particular trip. Shopping at the LYS is kinda like eating in my kitchen. I know what’s there so I can whip something up with materials on hand if needed, but I don’t feel the urge to eat everything–I know it will be there when I get back.

    I’m a chatty Kathy today.

  4. You’re back! Typepad had sucked you into the void this morning. Freaking Typepad.

    I couldn’t work in a yarn store, either. Too ‘spensive.

    You’re filing for Worker’s Comp on the injury, right? And suing? ;-)

  5. I made you scrub the toilet–you fibber! Who ran across the street, facing the perils of Main St. to get you a tea bag? Hmm…who said give up that squeezing thing and let me cut off your circulation with a bandaid? ME!! Gonna miss you.

    And I was totally right on the St. Brigid–you don’t know squat. ;)

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