In spite of item 22 on the yarnpiggy Hot 100, the past few days chez piggy have most definitely fit into the glass half-full category.
Let's start with Sunday, when I successfully navigated the budget-threatening baskets of cashmere and crates of Mmmmmalabrigo and emerged from Three Bags Full with precisely -- you heard me, precisely -- what I had planned on buying.
I cannot recall the last time I came out of the LYS with a receipt totalling less than $30. It just doesn't happen. On Sunday, item 15 on the list simply did not apply. My money was planted firmly on terra firma.
Yes, indeedy. Four skeins of yarn. Four modest -- beautiful, most assuredly, but not, shall we say...luxurious or extravagant -- skeins.
The yarnpiggy-hot-pink and black Cascade 220 are for a swap. Probably shouldn't talk about that in too much detail just yet.
The Mission Falls 1824 Wool is for a pumpkin hat for my colleague's ridiculously adorable son Othello. Not many children can wipe their chocolately hands all over my face (we had a wine-and-chocolate tasting session at the office last Friday; it's a tough gig, but as some wise old philosopher once said, somebody's gotta do it) and maintain a spot on my to-knit-for list, but Othello soooo does.
Fast-forward to Monday, when a highly anticipated package arrived in my PO box.
A lucky, lucky piggy am I. These glorious items came from Leah in Brooklyn. She was my partner for two swap-bot swaps -- one for Afghan squares, and one for "what you can knit in a weekend". Get this -- she did the scarf TWICE -- because USPS and/or Canada Post screwed the pooch and lost it the first time 'round. How nice is that? And she threw in extras, too: a beautiful bag from etsy seller PintsizeHome, and a great, eco-friendly notebook. Thanks so much, Leah!
Which brings us to yesterday, when I finally had a breakthrough with item 68.
Crochet is my bitch.
(Sort of, anyway.)