Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Morning Meltdown

I knew it was coming. I mean, when you have to rig up the washer with half a clothespin just to get it to go into the spin cycle, you know trouble is on the horizon, right? So, it's not like I shouldn't have been ready for it. I came downstairs to the last bleach load of the night still waiting to spin out. It's about 6:30 am now and I do not have the coping skills for this; I'm just going to quietly get ready to go out into the world and prepare for the sticker shock of a new washer. I've been wanting one of those front-loading jobbies anyway.

In yesterday's news... I found two, count 'em... two, cupboard/shelve-y things at the 'antique' store (junk store, though it mostly is really old junk... just not pristine, good junk, like you'd find down in Louisville, but I think they import theirs from Europe...)Anyhow, two yarn and fabric displays for a REALLY good price. It almost makes up for not being able to purchase any more of the 'Shabby Chic' bookcases from Target. I love the one I got, but it's still off-gassing paint fumes. One of the pieces is very primitive, with an old eight light storm window for a door. Once I make certain it's pest free it'll be great to keep yarns dust free, but on display. Just for the really expensive stuff. I'll take pictures of them later... it's just now getting light outside.

Lastly, this morning, I think a moment of prayer is required for my husband. For strength, for patience, and mostly, for overtime. That last one is to cover the new washer, the other two are because redrhonda has begun cataloging her stash. When she told me she now has 28 pairs of socks to knit in the queue, it instantly piqued my interest (and I like words with q in them). A thorough search was made, and in fairness... meaning I did not count the giant gobs of leftover yarn from previous socks, nor any of the store stock... at all... I have 32 pair awaiting my attention. The look of dismay on that man's face when we had made a final tally was priceless, but I don't think I'll ever call his attention to 'the stash' again. Some things are better left alone.

Later today I'm hoping to post a pic of dragonfly's (code name Miss V) FIRST pair of socks. She claims heels are next... she knows not what a slippery slope she's descending... (60 pairs in the queue, just me & redrhonda... what's in your stash?) Take a tally and let me know... more later.


RedRhonda said...

Word to the wise washer-shopper. I'm told you can't felt in a front-loader (at least not very well). And you just had to outdo my ridiculous sock queue, didn't you? By the way, I didn't count repeats, so I technically have 32 pairs to knit also.

Dragonfly said...

agree with Rhonda. we have front loader for our apartment (nothing I can do) and they lock for the entire wash, so if I wanted to felt something, I have to find some other kind soul's washer. (not that I've tried yet because I'm allergic to wool, but I was thinking about it because it came up recently)

Planning to go to Loop Yarn tomorrow after work if my son gets his homework done before I pick him up from daycare. Normally I dont' have time but amazingly, we have nothing going on tomorrow evening yet.

Wondering if I'll spiral down the sock rabbit hole too... 32 pairs!