I am wiped out. Exhausted. Brain dead. Beat. Wrecked. Burned out. Zombified.
I want to keep this blog a happy place, so instead of writing about how over-worked and over-stressed and deeply bone-tired I am, I will show you a few photos of new stuff.
Here is some pretty new yarn:
I bought this yarn as a pre-order kit for Attitude [Ravelry link], a cowl by Julie Knits in Paris, which can double up as a hood. I’d show you a photo of the cowl, but the file won’t upload, and I am too brain dead to sort it out. But that’s okay, because pretty yarn is all we need to make us happy, right?
I ordered this in November, during the iKnit7 Holiday Extravaganza, and it didn’t arrive until this month. My guess is that the pre-order was much more over-subscribed than anticipated and it took a long time to dye all that wool. But I love Julie Knits in Paris – she does such great, funky designs – and I love Kettle Yarn, so I am not going to complain about the time lag. In fact, by Kelly’s Fantastic Accounting Principles, since I paid for it in 2020 but received it in 2021, it is in fact free.
I also treated myself to a couple of knitting magazines:
These are two excellent editions, and I am really enjoying reading them. For the past few years, I have been doing most of my pattern perusing on-line, and not buying many print publications, but now that I am zooming ALL DAY LONG for work, and sitting in ENDLESS ON-LINE MEETINGS, I don’t want to look at a screen any longer than ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. (Bad Kelly! Blog is Happy Place!)
The little wooden tube in the photo is a beautiful, carved needle case for tapestry needles. It is a little gift I bought to cheer myself up, and I love it. I purchased it from Tribe, here. (Doug and I spent a half hour trying to open it. We both failed. I had to look at the link and read the information. “Oh! It is a screw opening! We need to un-screw it, not pull it!” Head thunk! What did I say? Brain dead. Both of us.)
I also purchased some new project bags:
I have no more fun new things to show you. I’m going to go lie down. Stick a fork in me, I’m done!