15 August 2006

*mubletypeg*

The prophesized summer slow down has finally arrived. This week is slow.. it's only Tuesday and it's s.l.o.w. And while this should be a great opportunity for me to work on some of those other projects I have in mind, I'm having a hard time motivating to start something new that I know I won't be able to finish before I get crushed under the boot heel of oppression caught up in the fall frenzy.

The cucumbers in my garden seem to be growing at a near-perfect rate. I'm getting one-per-day-or-two, which means I get to eat garden fresh produce every couple days without getting sick of eating cucumbers ad naseum. Here's hoping next year I can get cukes *and* tomatoes..!

I'm tempted (*a LOT*) by the roving Mary Kay is selling. I am pretty sure I can justify the Khaki and Peacock merino, but I'd really love to get one of the larger lots of either the Rambouillet or the Bio Clip(!!) Merino. However, at $2.50 an ounce.. ouch. :/

Which reminds me, I'm not going to be able to go help shear Clun Forest lambs after all. The shearer had a conflict, so they moved the shearing to this weekend instead of last weekend, and I'm committed to the motorcycle rally for HCWR all day Saturday, so there's no way I can get out there to help. Which I'm pretty sure means I won't be able to get a fleece because they have a deal with the shearer where he just takes all the fleece so they don't have to figure out selling it and I'm pretty sure they won't want to be bothered trying to keep one out for me if I'm not there. So I'm bummed, but I s'pose there's always next year.

Oh! But it appears that Stephanie, aka The Yarn Harlot, will be within striking distance September 10. She'll be at Yellow Dog Knitting in Eau Claire, WI. Who's up for a road trip?

4 comments:

Mary-Kay said...

Hi Teri,
It's Mary-Kay, just let me know what you want me to do and if your husband says YES! Heehee. I couldn't find your email address, so I'm writing you on here. Cool blog by the way!
You can Paypal me the amount plus some shipping. Email me at mktilden@gmail.com

mamacate said...

Not to worry! Today is USNWR embargoed rankings day! The boot of oppression hovers as we speak! Yippee!

At least, if your life in IR looks anything like mine it does. Of course, if we went up, it's a lot less work, eh? So ridiculous...

mamacate said...

Oh, and about merino? You don't need much if it's washed. Get a couple of ounces and see if you can make it laceweight. You could end up with miles of yarn.

Liz said...

I'm gathering the girls from the Twin Cities and we are going to make a day of it. Probably start in Chippewa Falls for ice cream/ beer and end up in Eau Claire for food/ yarn shopping before the "event". We'll see you there!