Wanting What’s Hard to Get

Why is it that we want the things the most that are the hardest to get? It isn’t like I sit around and desire the things I can’t have but it seems that through the years, I’ve had an attachment to the things that require the most effort to get. I definitely don’t need another sewing machine but if ever I come across a decent deal on a Singer 301 or a Featherweight, I’m getting it . . just can’t pass it up.

Wollmeise yarn is another thing. Any time there’s a Wollmeise update, I’m snagging whatever I can get, even though I have more than I’ll probably ever use. Then there was Bugga yarn.  It was so hard to get. Here’s a post from back in 2010 when the Bugga obsession was in full swing. As usual, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to details but the original company, The Sanguine Gryphon split or closed and two companies formed. One was Cephalapod Yarns and the other was The Verdant Gryphon. The Loopy Ewe carries a bit of The Verdant Gryphon’s Bugga and Eat, Sleep, Knit carried a Cephalapod’s Bugga and Skinny Bugga.

Bugga Yarn

Bugga Yarn

Through the  years, I’ve managed to collect quite a bit of Bugga yarn.

Bugga Yarn

Bugga Yarn

Yes, it’s an obsession. The list is longer.  You’ve seen enough to know . . I need no more!

Only recently have I begun collecting Skinny Bugga. The problem . . I know you’re about to ask where I’m going with all this . . Cephalapod is closing and they’re the only ones with Skinny Bugga and I only have 2 skeins of Skinny Bugga . . in all of my possession . . 2 skeins!

Eat, Sleep, Knit is supposed to be getting in one last shipment of Skinny Bugga. Let’s hope I miss that notification!  :)

Preparedness Challenge Comments

I don’t know if you read the comments, especially on the preparedness issues, but would you please take the time to go to the post this morning and read comment number #4. Here’s the link to the comments.

Joyce,  you’re in my prayers and if there’s anything I can do to help you, please let me know. If you’re a quilter, when  you’re back up and running, maybe we can host a “quilting shower” or a knitting shower for you . . whatever I can do to help you, I will do and I’m sure many of my blog readers would be happy to help you and let you know we care about you!

Fire is my biggest concern living here in rural central Texas during a drought so her comment really hit home with me.

Also, this past month, with the medical issues, I realize how dependent we are, and probably always will be, on so much that’s outside our control. We can stock up on medical supplies as much as possible, first aid supplies, etc. but when a kidney stone hits, or worse . . heart attack, gall bladder, aneurysm, and things along that line, we all need outside help FAST.

We do the best we can but sometimes, it’s the slap across the head that brings you back down a notch and makes you realize most of us can never be totally ok without the systems we rely upon.

That’s what this prepping challenge is all about . . finding our strengths and our weaknesses and doing what we can to improve where improvement is needed, and share with others to help them improve where needed.

Ravelry Finds

This week, I’ve been sitting and knitting more than usual but I’ve also been sitting and digging through Ravelry more than usual so I’ve come up with, what I think, are some amazing patterns I want to make . . some day!  :)

You know I love Laura Aylor’s designs and she has this new, on sale for a few days, Rumple Scrap. It looks like something I could work in the car or while chatting with Vince . . not having to pay a whole lot of attention and it’s also good for leftovers. I almost always end up ordering an extra skein of yarn just so I don’t run out and have to re-order and hope for a dye lot match.

Rumple Scrap

Rumple Scrap

Joji Locatelli is also a favorite and some of her designs that have been around for a while but

This one is a hoodie cardigan and I love the back! Everyone says it’s a really fun and quick pattern to make. It’s Jenica Hoodie.

Jenica Hoodie

Jenica Hoodie

Another of Joji’s patterns that I’ve added to my library is Lipsick.  I love what Lilalu did to make hers a jumper instead of a cardigan.

Lipstick

Lipstick

Flaming Hat looks like a fun pattern. Anyone thinking of Christmas gifts? This one and Laura’s new Rumple Scrap scarf. I think those could be made using matching yarns for a set and wouldn’t that be nice?  :)

Flaming Hat

Flaming Hat

A blogging friend, Erin, sent me a link to a few patterns and I loved this one . . Dunlow.  A while back I had ordered yarn to make Wanderling and then decided it might not be the yarn I wanted for Wanderling. The yarn I had bought for Wanderling is perfect for Dunlow so I moved that yarn over from one project to another and will decide on another yarn for Wanderling. I’m leaning towards Madelinetosh Sport in a new color they have, Dachshund. How perfect would that be since I’m a doxie lover?

Dunlow

Dunlow

Time to stop browsing and get busy knitting . .