I have developed a theorem related to my yarn purchasing. The amount of yarn I purchase is inversely proportional to the amount of knitting time I have. To wit: when I’m knitting a lot, I’m not buying yarn. I’m happily cranking away at my too-many WIPs in odd, and not-so-odd available moments. When there is no knitting time, some kind of wire short-circuits and my bank account shudders.
So we have … a sweater quantity of Sundara Sock in Shadow Studies #6, an utterly rich deep burgundy semi-solid. This yarn just slays me. Period. (For non-Sundaraphiles, she has recently stopped using poetic and colorific descriptions of yarn, and shifted to a series of “studies” and numbers to denote the different shades. I can’t decide if this is a good thing.)
Oh, you thought I was done? Perish the thought. Or as Darling Bebe would chide, “No, no, Mommy.” The usually sold-out Fingering Merino Cashmere became available at a time when I was actually online to find out about it. So we have Earth Studies #20. It’s a soft green without a lot of variation. Lesson: Stay offline.
Since it’s just us ducks here, we won’t so much as whisper about the new Spirit Trail Fiberworks Holiday Knitting Club, which now has been paid upfront but won’t be delivered until August, September and October. Or the “extra” batch of the incredible Sunna that had to be added to the order. Luann will have to shoulder some of the responsibility for that.
Which is a long and winding way to say confess that I’ve had barely a minute’s knitting peace ~ except for hours when only owls and infants are awake. See, we used to throw a big backyard party for the 4th of July. It went on hiatus with the arrival of Darling Bebe. Circumstances this year required us to host a big gathering sooner rather than later, so we have merged that with the old party list.
In other words: we will have somewhere between 100 and 300 people in my yard on Sunday. The good news: a caterer and a babysitter. The bad news: we will have somewhere between 100 and 300 people in my yard on Sunday.
So no, there has been no knitting time. And there won’t be for many hours. But it better happen soon for the sake of my disposable income and yarn storage.