I said as I sat watching the Democratic debate last night from Austin, Texas. Of course, this particular campaign season is unusually long already, but that wasn’t what I was complaining about. At least not at that moment. I was wondering if I would ever finish the clapotis I was working on. Honestly, I do not know how S t a c i managed to make, what, ten of them! The thing puts me to sleep every time I pick it up. I love the yarn, I loved my former scarf, I want this knit really bad, but the stockinette is killing my productivity. However, I persevered, since I was on the last ball of yarn I had, I knew the end was near – one way or the other. As Tom headed to bed after 11pm, I dropped the last stitch and wove the 2 tails (Gawd I love spit-joining) and didn’t even bother to block for a FO photo. I am tired and happy in the photo. It’s over. I have my Clap and I can now start something else, maybe tonight. I still have one clap to make, I have the yarn, perhaps I should start it and save it for work meetings – ususally I reserve socks for those since they are unobtrusive, but meetings are perfect for boring knitting. Oh yeah and I got new glasses.
Last weekend while shopping with a friend at Hobby Lobby, I rounded a corner in the yarn department and ran smack dab into an endcap filled with Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool sporting not only a new ball band, but a whole new color! How did I miss this news? I love this yarn and I also love brown. Now I have to figure out what to make with it. They are marketing it as a felting yarn, but it makes great sweaters and at $8.99 for 465 yards, it makes my tightwad self want to do a happy dance.
I also did a little sewing last weekend. I made a purse organizer for Kandis, which I failed to photograph and while Abby slept over at Grandma’s house (Tom was too sick for us to go on our planned date), I made a dress for her doll. Butterick pattern B3329, I got the fabric at Walmart off the $1 a yard table, I think this cost less than $2 to make including the little rosettes. The skirt is a dusty rose colored faille and the bodice is a chocoalte brown velveteen with piping at the collar and sleeves. I love the color combination. My mom said she thinks she had a formal just like it in college. I am constantly amazed at the odd things you can find on the $1 yard table there and many are perfect for doll clothes.
My Moo cards arrived in the mail so I am set for SXSWi, just around the corner. Last year I organized a SXSWi Knitter’s Meetup at HCW that was tons of fun, but this year, I have not had time to plan or promote and I don’t know if I will, but if one happens sporadically, I’ll try to be there. Otherwise, I’ll have knitting with me in all the panels. If you see me, say hey.
If you are registered to vote in Texas, March 4th is primary day and if you vote Democratic either early or on March 4th, keep your ticket and go to the Caucuses, this is gonna be a lot of fun.