How did I do this already? Yesterday DH and I decided that we had to get out of the house. We were really starting to like this staying in way too much and we do have to resume normal life again on Monday. We decided to head to Best Buy, John wanted to buy an Ipod with his birthday money...ok this is my husband that is 50, not a teenager, so off we headed to the nearest Best Buy, which just happens to be 40 miles away, BUT near a Michaels and I had a 50% off coupon. I had all intentions of avoiding the yarn aisle and was just going to get a piece of wood, (stool, shelf, etc) to paint for my daughter's nursery (her baby is due in June) and leave before I got sucked into all those wonderful colors and newfound textures of yarn. Oh what an addiction this is becoming. I was doing great until DH walked back in after his purchase and subsequent power walk across the parking lot and told me that the Christmas trees were all on sale (should I say at this point that although I knew that I was not crossing the store where I would have to pass the yarn aisle and that makes all this his fault) So over we went to where nothing really suits my idea of an artificial tree because although I hate the mess of a real tree, I really have not found a tree that suits my liking..... and my budget. Mostly my budget, I have seen some great trees just don't think that a Christmas tree should be the same price as a household appliance, but I digress. After he leads me past all this temptation to to the other side of the store (past the yarn aisle) he tells me that he bought a magazine on the newly purchased Ipod and is now going to the car to read it and the deadly words, TAKE YOUR TIME! And that is when the yarn aisle sucked me in and the resolution began to be broken, you see I had resolved to use up some of these stashes that I have, wood, fabric, yarn, beads and who knows what else before I went on any more buying sprees. I justified this trip into sin (again the yarn aisle) by thinking that I was looking for plastic knitting needles. You see DH does not like the sound of the metal clicking together, not that he could possibly hear it at the ear splitting decibel level that he keeps the tv at, (again 50 years old, not a teenager) but that is another story and yet another digression. I never liked the feel of a plastic crochet hook and didn't think that I would like plastic knitting needles and that is when I found the wood ones and that is where the 50% off coupon went to ....hey there will be a lot more coupons before that baby gets here and besides I still have a lot of wood in the basement...and then I turned around and touched a skein of yarn and the next thing I knew I was awaking from a stupor at the checkout counter when someone came through the door and the breeze hit my face and there I was sliding the debit card through the slot and the clerk saying, "So you think it is going to be a long winter?" Anyway I love the new knitting needles and they are shorter than the metal ones that I had and therefore not hitting me in the stomach with every stitch. I did not know that they made shorter ones either, the things that you learn. I started this scarf while John went into Dicks and had is almost finished on the way home. Those needles are much faster than the others. Knitting is not a problem on the four lanes, however the last 20 miles into the sticks where we live on those winding roads was impossible.
The first scarf that I did with the new knitting needles and the yarn from the new stash.
Two more hats to add to the pile. Now I am off to the attic with a plastic bin to clean up the yarn mess that I have up there, you see I dumped a whole garbage bag on yarn on the floor in the attic to see what I had and I have been working out of that pile. I need to start taking the Christmas stuff back up there so I need to clean that mess up.
Don't forget to sign up for the wool giveaway that I am having and to all of you that would like directions for a penny rug, if you should be the winner, remind me and I will send you directions.