Gasping for (yarn-made) air

Posted on 20, January 2006 by


Work has literally wrapped me up like a Christmas present with all sorts of paper reports and computer data around me. Because I worked so many hours this week on and off the clock, I was allowed to leave after my 10AM meeting today to take some much needed time off. How did I spend it? After dropping by 2 yarn shops, the Warwick Fabric Place location and Manmade by Jonne, I went home, started up the dishwasher, and checked the bunnies.

Meanwhile, Rich gave me a coronary because mom picked him up so they could see dad. Of course I wanted to surpise him and did not call to let him know I was en route home. I had wandered the house thinking he was down in the basement working on his model train layout or upstairs in his office. He of course was not around. I then did what you might think is the craziest thing. I crashed on the couch, grabbed my craptop, and logged onto work.

Seemed that my timing was perfect. There were 2 critical fixes that needed to be tested and pushed to the Live server. For a few hours, I did my work, ate some pasta as a late lunch, and all was good. I polished off the rest of the B&J’s Uncanny Cashew along with the last glass of Liana (dessert chardonnay) that I bought from Peju while watching TNG on the cable channel G4. 🙂

Because I have not knitted or crocheted all week, I have been pining for a chance to play with yarn. My lack-of-yarn crankiness has been obvious to those close to me, especially to my poor husband Rich. So when I was at Jonne’s and traded in the unused hank of cranberry brushed mohair for another color, just being able to touch other yarns like the Louisa Harding angora at Fabric Place made me happy again.

This weekend, I intend to immerse myself with yarn by teaching crochet, knitting up my grey Cassimo mitaines, and helping others find fiber to match the designs in their heads. I now go to rest my head and get some sleep. Let me leave with you with a neat Lego link I found today courtesy of Mary at Virgin Wool and a very funny blog that makes you wonder what in the world were the designers thinking. Last but not least, I also leave this Quizilla…

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can’t imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.

Please note that the packing for vacation also applies to when I pack for my business trips.
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