Saturday, September 22nd

I am a dumbass, plain and simple. There is no other explanation. On Friday, I “helped” slam PK’s finger in the door. It was an accident, but I did have some responsibility in the event. It was bad enough she had to go have it X-rayed because it might have been broken. Thankfully, it wasn’t. But it is (or was) swollen enough to prevent feeling. The running joke in the office was, don’t let Knittech walk you to the door. You might not come back. (My response: she deserved it, and you’d better stay out of my way. It's hard to razz someone who throws it back.)

I’ve purchased three skeins of La Boheme Jamaican Spice. I don’t have nearly enough to make a decent shawl. I’ve ordered three more skeins of the stuff. It’s pretty and sparkly, but costly. By costly, I mean I’ve spent almost the same amount for the shawl that I did for Grilltech’s sweater. The problem? I don’t know if the person I’m making it for will like the damn thing! I believe she has seen the yarn and thought it was “cute”. I’m having the dilemma of do I keep it and make her a cheaper one? Or do I finish it and hand it off, not telling her how much it cost. It is a gift, whether she uses it or not isn’t the point.

Grilltech’s yarn is taunting me. It’s trying to seduce me into knitting his sweater before I finish the damn shawl. So far I’ve resisted, but it’s tempting. Oh so tempting.

4 comments:

Lovs2Knit said...

Oh man, a shawl made with one of Fiesta's yarns. I'm afraid that I'd keep it.

leyna said...

i want it... i just need to learn to knit i guess... crochet is just not doing it for me

Amy Lane said...

I'd cast it on in a heartbeat...but then, I'm currently working four socks, a scarf and a shawl...

Lynne said...

Unless you owe your life in some fashion to the recipient of the shawl, I think your heart is trying to re-order your priorities in spite of what your head is doing. Makes life difficult, doesn't it?