Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still Waiting

It is hard to wait when you have yarn ordered.

I ordered enough Knit Picks yarn to make my first ever sweater. I chose a camel color worsted weight superwash merino. The next day I ordered some almost red lace weight for a smoke ring KAL and some steel gray for a shawl KAL that will start in January. Of course, I "had" to order some Harmony interchangeable needles for each project.

I was notified on Monday that the sweater yarn was shipped. I was notified Tuesday that the other yarn was shipped. I'm so excited it makes waiting very difficult.

In other news, I finally talked a sweet woman out of her Opal Petticoat 1290 yarn. She sold it to me from her stash on Ravelry. Thanks fibercrone.

I finished the Vinca socks. They don't even come close to matching, but I like them anyway. And since I don't have my other yarn yet, I started another pair out of the Vinca, this time the pinkish-lavender yarn. I'm in a rut here with all the pastels. I need to pull out some bright colors and cast on!

The dogs are sleeping more during this cold spell. So I don't have any funny stories to tell about them.

I'm thinking about getting hold of a woman who was my best friend when we were kids. My dad took a job and we moved from Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, just before I turned 16. It was a traumatic move for me, and I didn't stay in touch with her. Now that I'm "old" and have time for more than running after kids and jobs, I'm wishing I could catch up with her. What do you think? Should I or should I not? Would you want someone to look you up after all these years?


Marguerite said...

I'd love to hear from an old friend, just not a long phone conversation.

If the friend is close enough geographically, a lunch meeting is nice. Long enough to catch up and decide if you want to meet again.

If it's long distance, email is no problem. If she doesn't want to hear from you, she won't reply.

Jewel said...

Wow thats alot of yarn! And the answer is yes. I wish I could get in touch with my best friend from High School. She married and moved to Canada. So just do it!

Daniele said...

You definitely should Marion! I'm sure she'll be thrilled.

I have a hard time waiting for my Knitpicks orders too. And you have such great projects to start on. Yay!! I can't wait to see how your sweater comes out.