Today I’m going to clean my underwear drawer. That’s because I just had a dream in which GC decided to surprise me by inviting everybody over to clean my underwear drawer. I arrived home and found my bedroom full of former bosses, ex-boyfriends, neighbours, relatives, friends, all kinds of people equipped with all kinds of underwear-drawer cleaning supplies, like ladders and buckets of paint and paper towels and power drills. I was mortified because my bedroom is a mess, and my underwear drawer in particular is a disaster. It’s crammed full of socks with no mates, pantyhose I’ll never wear, decrepit underpants, and condoms older than some of the people who read this blog.
I woke up relieved to find my bedroom empty, and vowed to clean my underwear drawer today.
What else? Well, Grace and I are going yarn shopping today! I’m very excited about this. I need more yarn. If I were to completely stop buying yarn but keep knitting at my usual rate, I’d only have enough yarn to last me about five years. So it’s definitely time to replenish the stocks.
However, speaking of replenishing the stocks, something AWFUL happened over the weekend. I ordered some of that Blue Moons Fiber Arts yarn for my Chevron. I couldn’t decide which two colours to get, so I caved and got four colours. Then I read all your comments, and started second guessing my choices, so I ordered two more colours. I had to do some serious rationalizing to justify spending $150 on yarn while I’m unemployed, but I did it.
But wait, that’s not even the awful part. Last night I was suddenly seized by this paralyzing thought – maybe the Chevron requires TWO skeins each of two different colours. I checked, and sure enough, TWO skeins each. FOUR skeins total. So even though I have six skeins on the way, they’re all single colours and I don’t have enough for even one Chevron!
So I did what any of you would have done, I panicked. I fired off a message to Blue Moon and asked them to send me TWO skeins of each of the colours I’d ordered. (For those of you who do not knit, it was imperative that I reach them before they shipped my order, so all skeins would be from the same dye lots.)
Then I sat back and felt slightly ill, having spent $300 on yarn in the last few days. I wasn’t sure I could find any way to justify it, but I immediately launched into Emergency Rationalization Mode: I deserve it! I
have had cancer! I’m having surgery! My birthday’s coming up!
Arden suggested I think of it as long-term investment in my own pleasure. GC suggested I call Blue Moon today and cancel part of the order.
Here’s what’s coming. Two skeins each of Farmhouse, Watermelon Tourmeline, Fire on the Mountain, Puck’s Mischief, Waterlilies, and Kalish. (Just to show you I have SOME self discipline though, I did remove Petroglyphs and Gail’s Autumn Joy from my cart at the last minute. It pained me to do so – they’re gorgeous – but it had to be done.)
Anyway, I’m going yarn shopping with Grace today, and I’m going to be very restrained. Seriously.