Here are my boys, Murphy (in front) and Moxie. Murphy is 12 years old and his age is showing. He is nearly blind, has a bum front leg and back hip, plus several other health problems. He never complains, cries, or acts like he can’t do something. His tail wags constantly and he follows me everywhere. (Moxie is 8 and is the laziest dog I have ever met…we adopted him 4 years ago.) Let’s stick to Murphy. He is having trouble ‘holding it’ and we make sure to take him out more frequently, especially early in the morning and as soon as we arrive home in the afternoon. The benefit to this is that on the clear (cold!) mornings we’ve been having I am outdoors at predawn, the time that Venus and Jupiter are very bright and close to the earth. If you can get out at that time of day make sure you look for them on the eastern horizon. I have never seen Venus as big as it is now. You can find out more here.
After the Needlepoint class on Saturday I took my hard earned funds and headed to...the LYS, of course. Unraveled Sheep had some JeagerSpun silk/wool lace weight that I just had to have, color Pewter. It will be MY Flower Basket Shawl, someday.
And having counted my chickens before they hatched, I had already purchased the Silk Garden (from WNW) and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (from Knit Happens) for Gloria last week. This beautiful Noro sweater will become mine when I finish up a few other things around here. Can’t have too much on the needles. (But there is no limit to what is in the stash, evidently). The colors of the Silk Garden are so rich and warm. Rust, gold, shades of brown and gray will be complimented by the Chocolate Cashmerino beautifully. (Also have the yarn for Butterfly but you’ll have to wait for that reveal at a later date.)
It’s hard to hold back the needles as they want to dig in and get going on something new. But I have Blaze blazing along, Lotus Flowers in my Zen garden, and the Fluted Banister socks for the Six Sock Along and that is enough for the time being. A grrl mustn’t get overwhelmed by too many projects or there is the danger of loosing many to the UFO bin. (I don’t count the Domino or the Seaweed Wrap as UFO’s because they are still in my WIPs gallery. Lame? Maybe.) Knitting three things at a time seems to be the mantra of Blogland. So the socks, Blaze and Lotus will be my ‘masterworks in progress’ for the moment.
I never had a stash until meeting up with all of you. I hold myself responsible, but you must admit you love drawing in more victims to the black hole of Stashdom.