I'm thinking that what I really need to do is start now and make quality photos of every category of yarn I own. And take 'em all out of the boxes, so it's not just the top layer you're looking at. It really would be a handy semi-permanent archive. I was almost inspired to start this evening, with some of the stuff I didn't expose to the harsh glare of public scrutiny.
Thank you all for being kind. I feel sheepish about the whole thing. Not guilty. But a little out-of-control. But then I realize that by flashing, I seem to make life easier for other yarn-lovers the world over, because they can show their spouses (and equivalents) my Flash, and theirs doesn't seem that bad.
Can you believe that on Saturday afternoon I actually went to a yarn shop and bought yarn? Well, I needed something specific right away. Which I found. And already made the project I needed it for. Which I can't show you, because it's for a submission. Alas Alack. So, it didn't really add to the stash because it got used. Except for the extra that didn't get used. OK, a wee bit o' stash enhancement.
So, what else is going on around here? I finished Dad's birthday socks. Need to put them in the mail tomorrow. I will also off-load a bunch of Lopi onto my Mom at the same time, thereby reducing the stash by about 1 cubic foot. I made and wrote the submission project in record time. I'm waiting on Zib and a Mysterious Third Party to reveal more about the Mystery Project. Of course, you already saw the picture, but you want to know how to recreate one for yourself, right? Sorry. The unveiling is out of my hands. I'm just waiting, too.
Last night I resumed work on the long dormant tweedy sweater for Scott. I'm afraid this pattern will have no commercial appeal when it's finally done. Men will love it because it's so plain. But the knitting partners of the world will scream, "NUMBER THREE NEEDLES?!? WTF! for a 6'2" 225 pound guy? Is she nuts?" Well, we already know the answer to that. But yeah. Last night I asked Scott, "Are you sure you aren't really a sweater-vest kind of guy?" Because I'm already hating the sleeves and I'm not anywhere near making the sleeves. Just most of the way up the back. And still have to do the front. I'm not doing a good job selling this project, am I? He's going to love it. I'll really love it when it's done. But I wish I had some elves sneaking in at night to do my knitting for me when I leave it around too long. Wouldn't that be nice?
For those of you who've been waiting to hear, I promise to get the Alishar Hat project moving again, too. Just in time for summer.