In Chiaogoo news: Wednesday at lunch I go into my bag to work on the second Ribble and find... another broken needle. This one broke right in half; thank goodness it wasn't holding any stitches! I come out of work about to lay a rant into my poor bf (yes, he walks me to and from work!), and he hands me an envelope containing my new needles. I learned two things from this. 1. Sometimes you have to bitch to make things right. and 2. My definition of "light-colored needles" is different than Mr. Zheng's. Overall, my experience with the company has been pretty good. The new needles feel sturdier than their predecessors, but only socks will tell.
I moved a dresser into my teeny apartment this weekend, hence the lack of blog. This means I have a more discreet place to stash my undies than the Sterilite 3-drawer hutch that once housed them. So, at Boy's request, my acrylic stash has migrated to the recently vacated Sterilite. And you know what?
I filled the entire thing. Absolutely stuffed. Crud.
I have to point out that this stuffage does not include the two (yes, I dug around and found two) unfinished blankets waiting in the closet to be crocheted. As this is way too much plastic for my taste, the infamous Rule of Three will be temporarily altered to help ease the pressure in my drawers. And yes, if you thought what I think you thought, it was intended.
Long Term Project: Chocolate Mariah
Go Anywhere Project: Ribble Socks, then I dig into the merino sock yarn I picked up on sale (more info to come).
and the Looming Deadline Project will temporarily become the Acrylic Reduction Project.
What to do for the ARP? I'd like to make at least one Nautie from Knitty and the bag from the Summer issue of Interweave Knits. But, to make things interesting, I'd like to propose...
But, what about the last contest? The one that didn't work out so well? Well, this time the prize is a surprise. The person who comments with the most interesting way to get rid the most acrylic gets a tiny something nifty. Keep in mind that most of it is not "nice" acrylic, so suggestions to make it into undies will not be entertained (entertaining, maybe). I'll prolly send it out the first weekend in June, so bring it on!