I pretty much beat my head against the wall all weekend (and it was a long weekend to boot! :-o).
Last week I read about the Hole and Sons Mystery Knitalong (MKAL) on Ginny's Yarnalong blog . It's a super neat project and I really want to join in a. to show my support for small batch yarns grown on small farms by responsible shepherds b. I haven't knit anything since the Maisie sweater and I was getting a little itchy.
The Hole and Sons yarn all sold out pretty much immediately. Even the second batch! They were kind enough to post a list of possible substitute yarns and I toyed with some of those, but a. knew I had Rebecca Boone's yarn sitting here looking for a job and b. if I want to support a local small farm, I have two excellent sources just a phone call away.
I could go on for about 6 pages on what all happened next and next and next (over the long weekend), but a. I'm boring even myself at this point (although a couple parts are sort of funny...especially if you've seen Talladega Nights) and b. I've made myself even further behind then I already was. I'll just share a brief reprieve from the craziness.
Liddy/Liddle/Toodles is just - I almost hate to say this out loud - the most darling, bestest, cutest , smartest lambie ever. Right by my side, even with a trip to The Woolery on Saturday! She stayed with me through all the yarn mania and while working on the Wool House porch yesterday I heard her tap tap tap steps stop. I looked over to see what she was doing...
"Is there a lambie in there???"
Or maybe she knew it was her own reflection. Most lambs do eventually see themselves like this, but she stared so intently and for so long that honestly, I would not be surprised if she figured out she was seeing herself. Or maybe she was just wishing she had a lamb friend to play with instead of her crazy mom.