Yarn Pr0n

Oh ho ho HO! Returning to the two income family has lifted quite a lot of spirits here at the Q house. We can buy frivolous things now…like food! Cheese! We can get cheese! OK, we weren’t that bad off yet but we have been better at budgeting these past lean months than we have been in a loooong time. Necessity will give you pause when you are walking by Starbucks and think “Wow, I’d love a Holy Cinnamon Spiced Mocha but I’d really love to be able to stay in my house another month even more.” I think I can count the number of times I stopped off at the coffee shop in the past year on one hand and most of that was gift money anyway.

Friday TheMan and I willy nilly stopped off at Panera’s and bought us some bagels and coffee. WHEEEE! Or maybe that was Saturday. I can’t remember; it was all a caffeinated blur of bliss. The point is that we did a little retail ‘Yay new job’ therapy this weekend.

We also played WoW (the game) quite a bit Friday (which I took off as a vacation day) and then again on Saturday during our regular Warcraft hours. We wound up doing some special boogering around which involved running the characters naked through enemy territory and dying repeatedly while trying to collect these token things. They have an in game event going on where a bunch of the neutral NPC fellas hand out tokens for things and stuff. The fellas in your home towns are pretty easy to get to as well as the ones just sort of out and about in neutral areas. However, the ones smack dab in the middle of enemy territory are a bit harder to get to but! Not impossible. So we did just that and raided the three major enemy towns and a bunch of the smaller cities. It was hella fun.

Warcraft aside, we got out and about in real life and hit Joanne’s for their big President’s Day sale. TheMan needed some supplies for his freelance stuff and I needed more yarn. Of course I did. Lots of the yarn was on sale (on top of a generic “10% off your whole purchase” coupon) so I picked up enough to do another blanket project and to finish off the rejected Alessar blanket I started. I kind of liked the way Alessar blanket take one was turning out but it wasn’t matching his vision/feng shui/blanket karma/whatever. We had a bit of a go around about that and in the end I decided to restart it with new colors. After all, I was only eight rows or so into the blanket, Alessar bought the yarn in the first place (including the replacement color yarn) and he gave me the dark brown yarn to do with as I please. It pleases me to continue on with Blanket Take One so I shall.

Check out today’s pic…I finally got off my duff and finished washing the swatches for blanket 3b (which are currently hanging on the clothes lines downstairs). Blanket 3a is coming along smashingly and will probably be sewn together in about a week. After that, it gets a border and wala! Done. I think I’m going to assemble blanket 3b sometime this weekend so I can immediately jump into sewing it together.

Sunday we vetted Smithee 17 over at Badmovie and LunarGeography’s place. It’s got some tweaks but overall, it’s looking like a real show. Huzzah!

2007: Too excited about cheese to update.

2006: JSFR: Ramune (orange)

2005: Whew, posted that JSFR and ran outta energy!

2004: Quick reflexes kept the furnace guy from loosing all of his eyebrows, but he looked shocked and surprised to discover that the furnace was belching 14 inch flames up and out of the housing.

2003: I am working on about 2 or 3 hours of sleep here so lets see if this is really as coherent as I think it is now.

7 Responses to “Yarn Pr0n”

  1. Patti Says:

    Purty! One of my summer goals is to learn how to sew. I did try to knit once, but it was a disaster (to put it mildly).
    If I’m not too tipsy after my trip to the Corner tonight, I am finally going to poke around on the WOW site. I kept hearing about it everywhere, suddenly–I think I always have, but now that I’m paying attention, I am noticing it more.

    Congrats on the return to the two incomes! We’ve been on one income and 1.5 incomes and it’s never fun. I have no idea how my parents lived so well on one income and one kid…those were the days, I guess!!

  2. Bubbles Says:

    I always need more yarn. No matter how much yarn I have laying around already…

  3. Boo Says:

    I’d agree with you but I seriously have too much yarn cuz it’s all over my yarn drawer mocking me. IT MOCKS ME!

  4. Amy Says:

    …you can fit all your yarn in one drawer? Just one?

  5. Patti Says:

    I think I still have yarn left over, from my aborted attempts at knitting. If anyone wants it, let me know.

  6. Sean K. Says:

    “…you can fit all your yarn in one drawer? Just one?”

    This was my thought as well. When you guys are out here for Conbust, you’ll have to make sure to see sm’s stash (which is small by fiber arts community standards) that takes up almost all of a set of wire shelves (nearly floor to ceiling).

  7. boo Says:

    Oh, I guess I should clarify: The yarn in my yarn drawer is “yarn currently not involved in projects”. The bazillion skeins that are dedicated for project this or that are currently in project clusters all over the upstairs. TheMan said that he’d clean out the rest of the bank of drawers upstairs so I could have more than one yarn drawer. Huzzah!

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