Forever in Making Decisions

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I always seem to have difficulty in deciding what I want when multiple options are presented to me. Because my tastes run the gamut in so many ranges and so many topics, picking a restaurant (let alone a dish) often causes a bit of conflict when dining out. Grocery shopping is a bit easier since I generally go with a “must haves” defined list. However, when I am given a set amount of money to spend at a favorite yarn shop, it takes me hours of weighing what will be chosen in the end. The questions attack me over and over: “This wool is perfect yardage for such-and-such project” versus “Here is the luxurious yarn you have been coveting and it is on sale!” versus “OOOO!! Look at the black sheep tape measure.” Ay yie-yie. No wonder my darling Richie and the rest of my family refuse to go into a yarn store with me!

Currently, I have been debating on what to do for a baby blanket. One of Rich’s gaming friends in Seattle is a proud new father of a son. The nursery colors are red and denim blue. Previously I wrote about frogging the initial attempt. Obsession has appeared and now I need to figure out what to do with the original yarns I chose. The one word I have to keep in mind: non-girly. Rich has mentioned that my baby sweaters have a tendency to be more on the feminine look than masculine, hence the blanket. The second item is my chosen yarn’s amount of yardage: 5 skeins of Panda’s FDK. This cotton-acrylic yarn is 192 yards per 100 grams and was the yarn I used in Knitty’s Namaste bag made for Rasha. The tweedy yarn speaks Chanel style in a boyish sense. I just hope I can figure out what to make with it before this infant becomes a toddler.

As of late, I have been holding onto the Scout’s Swag gift certificate that I won in Carole and Margene‘s wonderful “Knit Unto Others” KAL. Forever I have been debating between the patterns, Heal Myself products, tape measures, and of course yarn. But in the end, I realized that I needed another small project bag like my hot peppers Trek bag. Now to decide on the color. Actually that choice was the easiest part of the whole shopping experience. After some incredibly fast shipping, I received my orange knitsack from Scout’s Swag. I immediately stuffed the BFY Soulful Clapotis inside its mouth, and the bag is now waiting for me to finish Mike’s Manly Mitts and other secret projects that I cannot mention.

In trying to figure out what to write about the 4 buns in the PetSmart adoption center, I did find out something about little Jasper. This four-pound boy has smitten me with his laid back attitude, but he is a terror around other animals. His need to bully his fellow shelter rabbits is why he is living at the adoption center. I keep wondering what would happen if I brought him back home (besides divorce papers) but he would probably get his little butt kicked by the older rabbits. Anyway, all the 4 that I photographed last week were still present on my Tuesday volunteer night. I just hope that my Jasper gets adopted soon. He has had so many “almost families” and I want him to get that forever home.

PS: Speaking of being smitten, I am in love… with every single one of these little guys. But alas, none of them are available at this time. Instead of pining for them, I took that energy and made these squares for Project Compassion. Take a quick read and see if you can spare time for a square. I did mine last night with one skein of Mission Falls 1824 Merino. =:8

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  1. I have trouble deciding stuff, and so does my husband.
    “Wanna go out for lunch?”
    “Where do you wanna go?”
    “Anywhere is fine; where do you want to go?”
    “I don’t know, I was looking for ideas.”


  2. My husband and I are the same way – which is why whenever we go out we usually end up at one of two or three places (actually, we mostly let the kids pick!).

  3. Your squares are just beautiful! Oh, and I’m glad you were able to pick up some Trekking in Va.Beach — I really need to visit that shop sometime. We now have several LYSs in Richmond that carry Trekking, (and many other fabulous sock yarns), which is nice.

  4. I’m bad at the yarn store when I know I only have a certain amount of money to spend. I will pick things up put them down ten times before I figure out what I want. Then after I buy it a feel a little bad about the things I had to leave behind!

  5. Oh I want one of those knitted bunnies too! I should really figure this knitting thing out one day so I can do that myself. *sigh*

    about the book video…I have no idea what language that is. Someone else posted that and I had to have a copy on my blog…that and it was a nice “in your face” to blogger who still wants me to switch. ha ha. Glad you enjoyed it though. I was dying. LOL

  6. I’m so with you when it comes to making decisions – perhaps I’m worse because I totally dread that, it often gets me totally nuts ;( And yes, especially in yarn stores – just knowing I have some cash in my hands and can spend that on yarn, my gosh, then the hassle begins to find the absolute bestest and most perfect yarn – and to leave all the other goodies behind. Impossible perhaps – and like you, I’m always left alone to go buying yarn 😉

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