I used Feels Like Butta yarn because I *love* the feel and texture of it but that gray ball was a bonafide headache to start. It didn't unravel well at all and got so twisted and knotted up (and, I discovered as I tried to unknot, had SEVERAL open ends and several knotted together cut ends) when I first began that I wound up cutting off two balls that were somewhat intact and throwing away the rest of it. A brand new skein of yarn! (I NEVER do it- but I seriously wanted to kill it after hours of trying to unwind and unknot it.) Maybe I will have enough of the leftover bits to crochet some matching booties. The orange yarn is also Feels Like Butta and I didn't have that trouble with it- so maybe the gray was just a fluke.
READING: Just started The Shaping of the Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith by Elisabeth Elliott. It's a bit different than I thought it would be- more autobiographical and less directional but I'm enjoying it. It is one of those books I've had on my shelves for a long time and it feels good to just get to it already!
DOING: All the little jobs I've been trying to get through before Cricket comes.
- Cleaning the Spare Oom and rearranging
- Sorting books and cleaning School Room
- Bringing in the cradle and fixing up/cleaning the very-disgusting bedding that cats had used for cozy beds in the Granary.
- Fixing up the cradle and mattress
- Getting the bin of newborn stuff out
- Making some gifts and mailing them off
- Spiffying up the big van that my parents are letting us use so our whole family can FIT in the same VEHICLE! We bought some rugs and air-fresheners to make it smell like us. ;-) (We should have just junked it up a bit with old shoes and books...that would have been a more authentic scent.)
- Canning tomatoes
- Dehyrading cherry tomatoes
- the going-home outfit
Every time I finish a job I think "There! Now Cricket can come! I really wanted to get that done ahead of time!" and then I find something else to do that I would really like to get done ahead of time.
The chill in the air makes me think I should start the summer/fall switch but you know what?! THAT is where I put my foot DOWN. We can all wrap in blankets or wear last years' coats that still hang in the mudroom before I haul a bunch of clothing bins to the house with this gigantic, aching belly.
And THAT is final.