I am almost done with my fair isle-top down-in the round - CIC sweater -
just have to finish the second sleeve & I'm done! It's very cute, but I
have 2 spaces where I did too many plain rows without fair isle, but
that's OK. It's warm.
Still no sign of my design yarn - it was sent on the 1st. I think.
I've been really tired the last couple of days - I just can't get enough
sleep. It was raining all day yesterday, and that didn't help my spirit
Mom asked me what we wanted for Christmas this year - and as always, she
never wants to buy me any yarn. Her reasoning? I have enough already.
She'll sometimes get me a box of acrylic yarn at a yard sale for my
nursing home afghans - and sometimes will contribute money for me to buy
a lot of yarn at the field auction in CT - but doesn't really buy me
yarn - or knitting anything. It drives me nuts, because no one in my
family other than Jon (and sometimes my SIL, but she always ends up
buying me horrid stuff like fake fur, but at least she tries) buys me
knitting related stuff.
She always ask "Well, what else do you want?"
I always reply the same way, I'm a knitter, I want yarn. That's who I am.
"Well, what about books?"
"I gave you my book list," I'll reply (all via email, of course).
"yes, but what about non-knitting books?" she'll reply.
And of course, I explain the same thing I explain every year - I get all
my books from the library - or sometimes I'll buy a lot at the auction.
I don't want any other books other than knitting books. So we go back &
forth for a while. And she'll finally give up, and come Christmas
morning, I'll get a gift certificate to Walmart or a grocery store or
Though, last year, she DID give me a small box (the size you'd put a
shirt in) filled with hooks & needles she picked up a yard sale for me.
She *does* try.