I would have to say on a scale of 1 – 10 on the mood this week, I would give it an 8. In spite of everything that could be construed as negative, I have been doing a lot of self talk to stay on the positive front! After all… My birthday is Monday, so that is exciting, right?
On the business front, while things are not improving they are not declining either. And today, that is ok.
The Lenten season officially began this Wednesday so John and I have decided to forgo soda pop and candy. Someone actually asked me if I had given up yarn! I am not going to set myself up for complete failure here, people.
My yarn stash is actually doing quite the opposite of decreasing – it is growing at warp speed! Let’s do a recap, shall we?
I started off the year ‘testing’ our joint banking account and ordered 4 skeins of DIC. I then visited Detroit, and John was in such a great mood to be with his family that I seized the opportunity and purchased 5 skeins of Shepherd’s Wool. John bought me 5 skeins of Miss Babs’ for Valentine’s Day – and I bought myself 7 skeins of Lorna’s Lace Greenline Worsted. My dear friend Brooke sent me a gift card for Valentine’s Day to the yarn store where I purchased 3 skeins of Malabrigo and 4 skeins of 2nd time cotton. And here we are at my birthday – grandma sent me a check, The Backwards Loop had a sale, and that’s all she wrote! 8 skeins of Lorna’s Lace should be in route to Oklahoma. So far, we are at 36 skeins of yarn! Do you know how many sweaters that is? At least 6, right - Although I think the Malabrigo will go to the Hemlock Blanket KAL I am getting ready to start!? My boss gifted me a yarn store gift card for my birthday today – oh my! I think I am going to hold off for a bit because my next purchase will be 9 skeins of Cascade 220 in Black… For yet another sweater! (**Note to self: this is all for me. This does not include yarn purchased for John’s sweater vest).
This is turning out to be a very exciting yarn year! Oh, and on Monday, for my / your birthday viewing pleasure I will have modeled pics of the Textured Circle Shrug. Monogamous knitting is turning out to be a good thing… I can pop out a sweater in two weeks!