Yesterday evening I arrived back in Texas. What’s the first thing I did? Well, after I kissed my husband, snuggled with Rita (while she was squirming to get away – she doesn’t like to snuggle!) and cuddled with Boots (who loves to cuddle – for 5 minutes!) I have such weird pets. I miss old Speck. He would sit with me for hours and he loved me and he knew I loved him. Rita only likes me when I’m fixing to feed her. Boots likes me for 5 minutes then he’s ready for me to go back to wherever I came from. So much for my dysfunctional pets!
The first thing I did was get a load of okra going in the freeze dryer. Poor Vince . . he cut okra every day while I was gone, rinsed it, sliced it, flash froze it, put it in freezer zipper bags, then froze it. Now, the easy part is left for me – pour it into freeze dryer trays, hit “start”, then . . in a few days, put it in jars and vacuum seal it.
The second thing I did was go stashdiving. I can’t stop thinking about the Itatiaia Cocoon. Drive back from MO yesterday, nine hours in the car, I hardly stopped thinking about it. I didn’t want to get home and appear to be more interested in finding yarn than visiting with my family, so I visited with Vince, snuggled with Rita and cuddled with Boots . . all the while thinking about yarn.
Stashdiving is getting quite difficult. Vince has re-arranged every tub of yarn that hasn’t been packed and a whole lot of it has been packed. What hasn’t been packed seems strategically placed in such a manner that I have to risk my life to get to it. We will survive this move . . right?
The fifth tube I was able to reach contained the motherlode of DK weight yarn. The pattern, for the size I’m going to make, requires 1,650 yards.
Madelinetosh DK Twist:
This is the first yarn I found that would work.
There are 250 yards per skein and I have 7 skeins so that’s 1,750 yards. The color is Seaglass.
There’s plenty of yarn! Seaglass is beautiful and I love it but probably not for this project.
Miss Babs Yowza:
This is the yarn recommended for the pattern. These big skeins each have 560 yards so three skeins is 1,680 yards, which is enough!
This color is Ghoulish and I love it and was prepared to use it, til I found this one.
This color is Cape Shoveler and it’s exactly the type color with the speckles that I would have ordered if I were ordering yarn.
I’m not going to start the project just yet but at least I have the yarn and didn’t have to order anything new!