i fell off, but it was a goooood fall !
apparently, a silk screened ball of yarn is just not enough satisfaction for this yarn girl. i was bad. i was so bad ! but, i didn't care! i had no exceptions because i wanted to go cold turkey. i thought, "i'm tough! i'm going to do what no one else is! i don't need no stinkin' exceptions !"
but, i have no other outlets of retail therapy. i don't shop at the mall, i don't buy anything that i don't need. all my money goes towards rent, bills, gas & groceries. THAT'S NO FUN !
i would be the absolute worst drug addict, but my addiction instead is yarn. this is how the story goes ....
it all started with these buttons. all my knitty-girlfriends took a little roadtrip to a semi-local yarn shop. i could not go because i was working that day (did i mention i do work in my LYS and have resisted day after day after day!)? my knitty-girls are very good to me. they brought me back these three little fishy buttons. and that was it. i had a taste of what was elsewhere, and i had to go and see what else there was .....
how was i to know there would be such temptation ? i mean, i had only read about how absolutely scrumptious malabrigo is on bloglandia. they had all these lovely colorways, but mostly dark and earthy tones ... easy to pass up. but, then i made the mistake of touching these two hanks of little lovely, and i felt how incredibly soft it was ... and i didn't care that i was violating my diet. i know it's going to pill like crazy, but again, i don't care ! it's going to feel like heaven, wrapped around my neck come winter, in a simple seed stitch.
i also partook of the sock yarn section. oops.
my justification? ... solid colored sock yarn! it seems the world is swimming in handpaints and self-patterning yarns ... sometimes a girl just wants to knit lace and be able to see the lace pattern!
is there more? why, yes!
but, this is not in violation ... tools are definitley allowed. this hook is by laurel hill, distributed by bryson. the packaging says "forest palmwood", made in vietnam. the wood is smooth and dark, and i gave it a test drive at the yarn shop and decided it would not split my stiches. i'm an avid crocheter too, and i'm always happy to try out new products ... especially the aesthetically pleasing ones.
i'm not here to brag or show off. this is my first KAL. how am i doing? well, not so good apparently. i could offer many excuses ... like ... no exceptions, it's hotter than hell here, i was weak. but, it is what it is. maybe i'm not the best candidate for a KAL?
do i pledge now to not stray again until labor day? do i reset my clock to redeem myself? do i just go and cast on that malabrigo and knit it up before everyone has read what i've done?!