So normally I like to post something funny on Fridays, but I've just not been feeling it today. I'm grumpy. I think the length of the Canada Post lockout is finally getting to me. I'm more than a little irritated to have my business put on hold - I don't even know how I feel about the whole mess, politically. The postal workers make more money than Jake or I ever have, and the postal service is being underhanded. It's just a pissoff all round. I'm really touched that my customers have been understanding about the fact that I can't ship their yarn and fibre right now - you guys are so great :) It's all bagged up and sitting on my desk, taunting me with its unmailableness.
Add to that the fact that a cute, fluffy, adorable, stinky, mean, sneaky, bastard raccoon just ate most of my zucchinis and all my ripe strawberries out of my very first successful veggie garden, and I'm just a big grumpy gus.
On the brighter side of life, (to which one should always look, I hear) I got an amazing deal on some yarn today - I want to make a stole to wear over a dress for my cousin's wedding, and I was able to get some amazing yarn, as well as the pattern booklet I was coveting, for $35 at one of my local yarn stores' summer inventory sale.
Diamond Luxury Collection Pima Lino laceweight! Pretty...
I'll be making the
. It's a free pattern from the summer 2009 Knitty.
By the way, the new issue of
just came out, and it has some great patterns! I've queued several already. I particularly like the "double heelix" sock pattern - it's so unusual!
Ok, so I'm still not feeling funny, but at least I feel a bit better. Knitting is the best therapy. Now I've got to go madly knit my tempest cardigan - I really want to get it off the needles before starting my Cold Mountain.
Here's to looking on the bright side!