Well then. So. OK.
My folks got us the Wii Fit for xmas. And I gotta say, it’s all fun and games til someone gets hurt. No, no, no. Not hurt like that.
You see, this electronic contraption tells you to stand on the thingamajig and do a bunch of stuff and then magically calculates an age for you. Your Magical Electronic Thingamajig Age.
You may or may not know this, but I turned 40 a few months ago.
But according to the magical electronic thingamajig, I am 47.
Anyway. Blah blah blah, resolutions. Blah blah blah, getting my shit together. Blah blah blah.
My heart’s really in it. I promise.
How about we stop listening to the magical electronic thingamajig (yes, I recognize the irony of me telling us to stop listening to magical electronic thingamajigs as I write a magical electronic thingamablog, but you know) and talk about woolly goodness instead.
Because blah blah blah, resolutions. Blah blah blah, getting my shit together. Blah blah blah.
It’s January 2013, and I officially have 31 projects on the needles. And magic of magics, I’m in a rare mood where I actually want to finish some things instead of casting on new things.
Intent on riding this wave as long as it rolls, I’ve cut my active projects down to three, with one being the main focus. And, thanks to the graces of random number generation, that main project is this:
It was the Cabin Socks, but I finished them over the weekend. Boo-yah! So now I’m on to the Stripe Study Shawl. And after this morning, there’s only about 2 1/2 inches to go.
I never really noticed this before, but apparently, miraculously, magically, projects actually get finished a lot faster when you…you know…work on them. Funny, that.
The other projects I’ve got going on…to break up the monotony and all that jazz…are these:
A cardigan and a pair of socks. Maybe by the end of January, I’ll have less than 30 projects going.
There’s also the whole Wool Diet thing going now. I did cut back on my Club doses a bit. There’ll still be wool coming in, but it’ll be a lot less. And I’m battling the stash. I re-organized it, out of bags and into bins. Eight of them. Yes. Eight bins of wool. Most of them a bit overstuffed. Then I pulled a handful of things out and brought them downstairs for spinning.
First up, I figured why not knock off a goodly amount of wool? To that end, I’ve got a 2-pound project going. It consists of this:
On top is 16 ounces of natural-colored Tunis from Sandstone Ridge Farm. Then there’s 8 ounces of Gulf Coast Native and another 8 ounces of Gulf Coast Native with some Mohair mixed in, both bumps from Running Moon Farm. I’m plying those two against each other.
Right now, I’m spinning these with a modified long draw for a nice, fat, woolllen single. My ultimate aim, if all goes as planned, is to use the finished yarns to knit a Taiga Cowichan. But probably not in 2013, since I can’t cast on for it until I finish these other things.