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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

More Avoidance

Miscellaneous Knitting Yarns
Originally uploaded by Sheepish.
So as not to bore you too long about my avoidance issues all in one post, I'll separate them into two different posts and prolong your pleasure (or agony, as the case may be). Otherwise, you can skip down to the knitting content at the end.

So, my need to avoid the clutter in our house has apparently escalated in the wake of Katrina. I believe this to be true because my avoidance techniques of knitting and internetting are apparently no longer sufficient. Now I've come up with something that can only be considered a full-fledged avoidance scheme. All in the space of one paragraph this afternoon, I told my husband I was feeling overwhelmed and that I wanted to join the Red Cross. He laughed at me. It wasn't even an intentional laugh. It was one of those guffahs that escape before you can close your mouth on it. He couldn't help it because of the absurdity of my thoughts (or at least, that's the way he saw it). His comment was that it didn't make sense to say that I was overwhelmed but that I wanted to run off to help others.

Now, in keeping with the avoidance theme, though, can't you all see how logical this really would be? How often in life do people avoid their own troubles by helping others with theirs? It's pretty classic, really. This is, of course, why I can't do it, even if I do think I'd get a great sense of pride from giving others what I can't give myself on a daily basis. So, this will just be one more reason to add to my long list of why I need to get my life more organized. Time for helping others is really a wonderful motivator to spur me on.

Now, back to the more realistic avoidance technique of knitblogging. I've had some fun mail lately, and I'm here to share it with you. I received the Noro yarn my most-recent secret pal sent to allow me to finish my cozy new sweater. She didn't think she had the right colorway, so she added a second ball to pull the necessary colors from. Luckily for me, she was wrong. She actually did have the exact colorway in the right lot number and all. So, the extra ball will just be something fun to play with later. Pretty, ain't it?

The dark blue skein is some 100% cotton yarn (whose brand escapes me) that my sister-in-law sent me for my birthday. I guess all my complaining broke her heart. How pathetic am I? And, how sweet is she? Got a love her. She sent four skeins of it, and I'll have to figure out what to do with it now.

The other skein is some Knit Picks shimmer I won (she sent two of them) over at Zeneedle. I actually won that. Pretty cool, huh? So, thanks for the goodies, Margene. I love that yarn.

Alas, I can avoid no longer. I must head off to deal with my stuff. It's a long process, but my recent readings of organizing books (I'd laid off them a bit for a really good parenting book I'll tell you about soon) has gotten me motivated.