I think I have knitted 2 rows on a heel flap this week. That's about my current pace. So given the extent of my yarn collection, I will be able to finish approximately 1 pair of socks per year. We now have the positive news that the average Canadian life expectancy is now reaching 81. Even if I err on the side of optimism and assume I'm going to live another 10 years beyond that, I at MOST have 50 skeins of yarn which I will be able to complete before death.
The problem is, which 50 do I set aside for myself? The real problem is that they keep trickling in.
This week I received my Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Colour offering for September. It's called Autumn Sun and is Purple Label 70/20/10 MCN.
Alice Yu of Socktopus fame is now delving more heavily into dyeing yarn. She also has a book which is being released next week in Canada and not for another three or four weeks in the US. I think the UK date is also next week. I have ordered the book.
But I also ordered some yarn. (There's a surprise). She had some one-hit wonders and some regular colours of Sokkusu on the website. I ordered Brighton Rock, Ocean Cruise and Woof. They're a pinky-red, a dark teal, and a light brown respectively.
The colours of the Posy and the Low Tide are even more beautiful in person than on the website. I just adore them.
Now I need more time. I am on the second heel flap of the Boysenberry YO socks (using Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Sunrise). Soon I'll have a pair.
It has devolved on me to take the beasts for a walk at the crack of morning every day. As I just KNEW it would. We had a fence put in to keep the beasts in check so that they can run around off leash.
Next year we'll worry about landscaping and plants and greenery (and lawn fertilizer, apparently).
See the gate in the middle photo? We have one on either side of the house. The dogs have already figured out how to burrow under the gate to get out. The fence is now artfully decorated with strategically placed large rocks.
Eventually they will be too big to burrow, but for now we must be vigilant.
Next post may even contain some evidence of knitting. Maybe.