…patting myself in the back last night. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought a knitting machine so I could create sock blanks faster (more on dyeing later).
When the machine got here, I realized I could do a whole lot more than just blanks with it. I also realized it was a deep black hole as far as accessories go. For a month or so I bought all kinds of little things the machine either needed or would make my life a little easier while dealing with it.
Still on my wish list there were a bunch of things – one of them being a ribber.
Last week I found one on Ebay that was going for a good price. I stalked the page for the whole week and no one made a bid. I put it on the watch list and then finally, last evening it was time to bid. I had the page opened and refreshed up until there were less than 30 minutes left on the auction. Then I realized that I don’t really need a ribber (nor do I have the space to set it up) and that purchase would lead me to other purchases (of things I don’t really need), so I logged off and shut the computer down.
I knew that one ribber would haunt me, so today I checked – afraid it hadn’t sold and it would tempt me again. To my relief, it sold to some lucky person who got it for the original bidding price. I’m not upset, others will appear. Right now I have way too much stuff to deal with (and we have spent waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money already. New furnace – check; new washer – check. And we need new roofing).
So, if temptation out of the way, lets focus on things at hand. I’ve been playing with dyes again and have
a few twists that I want to share with you guys (also a few skeins that need to be uploaded to my store). I’m stumped on the design front…My ideas for the winter and spring shawls didn’t quite work and I can’t think of good solutions for either.
While I wait for my designing muse to wake up from its hibernation, I’ve been quilting. I’m not really good at it, but I’m having fun.