Monday, April 28, 2008

Admitting defeat

I'm admitting defeat for the moment about having the Clapotis done for this weekend. I'm almost done with the straight repeat section, but that's just a little past the half-way point for the whole scarf/shawl. It is an easy knit, and very relaxing. I'll probably knit it again, but first I'd like to finish this one, without the pressure. I really need the time to make sure the laundry is done and to clean up the house a bit before this weekend.

Life has gotten in the way of blogging and knitting lately. Oh, these are not bad distractions at all, I think it's probably a phase, as the weather was so cooperative last week for these things. Soccer, tee-ball, friends, church, and work....all competing for the same time. And then there's sleep too! Sadly, even though I usually knit a little each day, it seems as though I'm not accomplishing much. However, you must simply take a peak at this yarn.

It's the sport weight version of Yarntini! Colors (from left to right) Merlot, Pure Fall, and Ice. Aren't they lovely? I'm excited, as I've never knit with Yarntini before, and I didn't know that she had a sport weight version of her yarn - YEAH! It feels amazing too! Please forgive the overuse of the exclamation point, but if you had this yarn in your hands, there would be some shouting too.....

Which brings me to my last paragraphs. This weekend is the annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (SHOUTING heard in the background)!!!! Mom and I are heading to the festival early on Saturday morning. We have booked our hotel room and are staying until Sunday. I promise to take lots of pictures, and inhale plenty of fiber fumes for you. I'm sure I will be inhaling much more than that, as it's a very country-type fair/festival. But it is so much fun! We are planning on going to the Ravelry party Saturday night too - I think it will be a great time! I'm a little nervous about meeting new people, but I'm sure we will make fast friends! So, I have been spending a lot of time researching vendors, getting directions, looking at times for shows and competitions, and such.

Here's hoping the weather holds out for this weekend. It was am extremely rainy day here today. I came home from work and took a nap - YIKES! The nap might have been brought on by the extremely stressful moment when my boss called to ask if I could work this weekend, as the nurse who was working for me (planned since December of last year) broke her ankle last night. Oh my gosh! My heart started pounding. Was I going to be asked to miss the weekend with my mom and all that fiber? I was speechless (this is hard to imagine if you know me at all), and then I gathered my courage, and said, "I'm sorry I can't work. I have a hotel reservation in Maryland." Then I held my breath (weekend time is sacred in nursing), and the powers that be, said they would figure it out, and they understood that I had a life outside of the office! WOW! but that negative part of me (how I hate it) is still holding my breath for this weekend....wish me luck!


Adie said...

I will do chants and burn my teepee incense throughout this week if that will help them NOT call you back to ask you again to work this weekend. :) I know how much you and your mom have been looking forward to this!

peaknits said...

What gorgeous Yarntini - where did you score it? I just love the vibrant hues! Can't wait to hear more about your pilgrimage to yarn mecca!

Nell said...

Mmmm..... Yarntini. She's one of my favorites.

Good for you for not caving on your weekend plans! It's really easy to do but I'm glad you are taking time for yourself!

Anonymous said...

"Don't sweat the small stuff"...things will work out! Go take in the fiber fumes and ENJOY!
Say hello to your momma...stay safe!

KnittingMoose said...

Awesome yarn, love the colors!

I kind of wish I was going to the festival...I'm a little nervous about meeting new people too...sounds like we'd make good buddies! :)

Morticcia said...

Just reading about your bosses phone call, I could feel the air get sucked out of the room. Hopefully all will be well this weekend for your trip to the festival.

Please don't forget photos and a full AAR (after action report) for those of us missing it.

Yummy yarn!