This week I put my life back together. So far I have accomplished this:
I have slept. That is, I have slept for more than 6 hrs a night. My sleeping schedule is still fockacta because I can’t seem to get into bed before 1 am but I am working on it and it wouldn’t be a problem if you wouldn’t jump on me at 7 am- yeah, you know who you are. Don’t look at me so innocently with those big yellow eyes.
My fingernails now appear to belong to a person who has not been trying to dig up the street with her hands. Not only were they broken and jagged- I had purple leather dye under my fingernails. No, didn’t use leather dye without proper safety equipment- I merely wrestled with handled something that had been dyed with purple leather dye after it was dry. Thanks for your concern. It seems an inevitable part of my life that come opening night of any show I will have some horrible non-removable gunk on my hands that causes other people to assume I have a contagious disease and fall over themselves trying strive to stay at least 10 ft away at all times.
My house has been tidied. It was very, very bad, messy, messy, messy, very bad Feng Shui and I was no longer able to pretend that the cat hair was Art.
I now have clean clothes, sheets, and towels. It was a close call as to whether or not I would run out of things to wear before I got it done. I was saved by the weather turning warm. I don’t need clean socks and jeans if I can wear sandals and linen pants.
My car is clean and shiny- as soon as the daily dusting of pollen ended the daily bird droppings appeared and it had this textured marble Martha Stewart gone bad looking finish. I also didn’t want to touch it. Ewwww, bird poop, ewwww.
Of course, I would have a lot more done if I had actually started last weekend but well, I had better things to do. Who needs clean clothes and sleep when there’s yarn to be had. I went to Stitches South instead!
It was a good thing I went with Jane and Diana who had been able to scope out the market on Friday. I was so tired I probably would have come home with fuschia Red Heart if I’d been left on my own. (I’m attracted to bright colors when tired- it’s a real problem in the grocery store- if no one is with me I will buy anything in a pink or orange box) After visiting almost every booth a least 3 times and consulting with my companions, these few things stuck to my hand begged me to take them home:
Brooks Farms Willow- a bamboo/wool blend in a soft blue- Brooks Farm has some of my favorite yarns. I got the last 2 skeins which I hope will be enough to make a tank.
Brooks Farm Mas Acero- wool/silk/rayon- probably for a scarf.
Miss Babs Bamboo Baby- this was an orphan, the color was softer and less purple than the other hanks in that colorway but I have been hankering for a rose colored scarf. No, it will be not be socks. Give up already.
And my favoritist of all:
Maple Creek Farms Norfolk- heavenly soft, the colorway is: Winter Nights.
After exhausting my resources the market closed we went to dinner at Scalini’s with the Knit Witch and a hundred or so fellow knitters and had an outrageous time. Prizes were raffled off and I won a $20 gift certificate to Anzula who has lovely, lovely hand dyed yarn. Most of her yarns are sock weight so now my dilemma is: Do I get a colorway I like and knit maybe lace with it? Do I get a colorway I can give someone as a gift? Or maybe, just maybe, I could try knitting…..oh my God... socks?