The former is sadly lacking in my life at the moment, and the latter is running rampant. Witness the dearth of posts to this blog; I have good intentions, yet when it comes to sitting down, collecting my thoughts, finding appropriate photos, etc., etc. I somehow fall short. Although to what standard am I attempting to hold myself? As far as I know, there isn't a rule that says you must post to your blog every day or every week, or even at all! Yet I so enjoy reading the stories of others, be they knitting related, family oriented, or off on tangents, and I imagine that there might be someone out there in internet-land who looks forward to seeing what's going on in my life. (OK, I know it's Mom, but whatever.)
I guess the problem is that I'm not happy just writing a couple of sentences, inserting a picture, and calling it quits. No, my blogging takes up significant time, and when I think about doing it, I always talk myself into sitting down and knitting for awhile instead. Such a problem! That brings me to the second topic of my title. Everywhere I turn, I see a pattern I want to knit, or a yarn I want to try. I am stockpiling huge amounts of (mostly sock) yarn and my shelf of pattern books and magazines will shortly outgrow its assigned space. My fingers (and time) can't keep up with my inspiration, but I guess it's always good to have something to look forward to.
I've had several good days (yarn-related) in the past couple of weeks. I photographed the yarn that came in the mail, but was waiting for all the sock club loot to arrive before I posted. Here goes: The first two are J Knits and Spritely Goods that I got from The Loopy Ewe.
I can't resist Sheri's "Sneak Ups", convincing myself that I have to try all the different yarn companies. As she continues to get more and more, I think I'm in trouble!
This is Sweet Georgia Yarn that I found on ebay.
I didn't start buying sock yarn on line until this wasn't available anymore, so I just had to have some. I really liked the color, too.
The next yummy yarn is from my Zen String
sock club. I am really loving these yarns. This is Serendipity Sport and the color is just awesome. I usually pack away my club yarns for later, but I'm busily selecting a pattern for this one. I even swatched it!
The rest of my yarn club loot consisted of Yarn Pirate BFL (so soft) from the Yarn Pirate Booty Club and Sleeping Dragon from the SSYC club. Even better than yarn in the mail is surprise yarn in the mail!
Moving on to the gardening section of the blog, I found this cute guy when picking tomatoes yesterday. I wish I had some tiny little glasses to put on him. Can you see his nose? All of the larger photos I took came out blurry, so I gave up. He's posing on one of the dishrags I've made in the last few weeks. I have to decide which one I'm going to send to Marcia as part of our Dishrag Tag Cotton Commando Sister Reverse Swap. (Say that five times quickly.)
Finally for today, I've started my red scarf. Have you?