Thursday, January 03, 2008
All right, I admit it. I haven't actually started my new yarn diet yet. Now, it's true, I haven't purchased any new yarn since 1/1/08. However, I have been noodling this whole idea that this year I need to make my plan a little more pro-active and comprehensive (ooo - big words I haven't used together in a looooong time!)
It needs to be a plan that incorporates the usage of stash while resisting the addition of new yarn, at the same time providing me with timely incentives to remain on the plan...
So, we'll start a countdown with me showing you the last yarn added to the stash over the next 9 days, and then on the last day I will list out my rules. Then, that will be the last new stash you will see until I have reached a goal - of some sort. So you will be seeing lots of WIP's - like this little beauty:
I cast on the Irish Dream sock pattern that came with this Spunky Eclectic Super Nova Sock yarn - but when those buggery little p3 together through the back without taking stitches off the needles, turned into and then...k3 together through the front, etc.* and then snapped my Sox Stix I said screw it and pulled up a different pattern. This is the Thermal Socks pattern by Audrey Paquin. I like it quite a bit and I think it suits the yarn quite well. Really, it's kind of idiot-proof. There have also been NO snapping needles.
*Seriously, the pattern called for you to purl 3 stitches together, keep the stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit those 3 stitches STILL keep the stitches on the needle, and then purl the 3 stitches together again, then you k2 and repeat that buggery little stitch. Not me. Not today.
Also, my affections are seriously resisting that new puppy. Could it be that I was NOT READY to potty train and follow a small creature around the house for three months? Wiping up pee and poo and making sure he didn't eat everything within his reach? Dear heavens, I was not ready for this.
Thirdly, I admire you for your courage with the little puppy. Deep, honest admiration. I decided not to do pets anymore two years ago with the dead of my beloved Freddie cat.
I have to say, I like that kitties are pretty much preprogrammed for the pee/poop thing.
I agree with Chris, kitty moms do a great job preparing their wee ones for the world. Good luck with the potty trauma!
You've hit exactly on the reason why I have cats, rather than dogs. That being said, I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. It just sucks that most of it is falling on you.
And yet another reason to love kitties is that they are pre-trained. Wonder if you could just put a diaper on him? Nope it won't work.
Love the colors of the SIP - perfect for January!
Sorry about all the mess you are stuck with. Do you have a crate for Ozzie? I'd be lost if Fame didn't have her crate. I toss her outside to play with a few of the big dogs (who really don't like her, she's still has those little shark teeth and being a singleton, her dog manners are not the best yet) and when she's nice and tired I put her in her kennel for an hour, or two if I get lucky.
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