Then I got an e-mail about the Rockin' Sock Club. I had no desire to sign up (been there, done that, enjoyed it), and even if it had been my fondest wish, could not afford the price anyway. But then I thought, "Well, I wonder what else it out there. It's fun to get packages in the mail, and try new yarns." So I Googled around, and came across the Mad About Tosh Club, from Twisted in Portland, Oregon. I have limited experience with Madelinetosh yarns, but I know that they are pretty, soft, and have colors that appeal to me (even the ones I don't really like I think are beautiful). It was an every-other-month deal, and for what it was, the cost was reasonable (meaning I had some money left after buying Christmas gifts), so I decided that I would join. My reasoning was that a) I could afford it, b) the package in the mail every other month would be nice, since I wasn't buying other yarn, c) I would only have six more skeins by the end of the year, and d) I am weak.
The first package arrived in the mail last week, and I was more than pleased with installment one:
Now you have to admit that it's mighty pretty! (Even my questionable photography skills don't make it look bad ...) It was accompanied by a pattern for a really lovely shawlette that just looked like springtime to me. I hope to get it started before too long, because it would be nice to have it once Spring arrives. I was determined to finish the one remaining Christmas gift that I was knitting before I started, though, and I finished that last night. (But that will be a whole 'nother post.) So maybe this weekend - which is a three-day weekend, as the library is closed on Monday for Presidents' Day - I can start! Granted, a glance at the pattern shows some Wrap & Turn stitches (my nemesis), but I'm gonna try and get it figured out as best I can.
So to review:
- I talk to and respond to myself a lot;
- I make lots of grand plans;
- I have no actual follow-through when/if something new and shiny shows up;
- I hate W&T;
- I finished knitting the last gift for Christmas 2011;
- I have an upcoming three-day weekend.
Maybe my will power leaves something to be desired, but at least I have self-awareness ...