Thursday, February 7, 2008

Just think what I put BACK.

Darn you, Hill Country Weavers! Darn you and your 20% off anything with wool content sale.

Bless me, someone, for I have splurged.

I've also shelled out big bucks to attend the 2008 Editors and Agents Conference here in Austin in June. It's frightening to take risks. Someday I'd like to enter a profession that doesn't involve risks. And when I say risks, I mean the thing I've been working on for nearly 12 months that could lead to absolutely zilch.

Financially, all this means that I will be on yet another yarn diet for the foreseeable future. I will, however, bide my time with the completely novel sensation of living in Texas and having presidential candidates come to visit because - gasp! - our votes actually matter this time around. They ought to be careful; we might just blush.

Yarn key:

1. Green stuff: Berroco Ultra Alpaca 2. Orange ball: Tahki Yarns Torino 3. Yellow balls: Plymouth Yarn Royal Silk Merino 4. Solid blue: Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo 5. Variegated: Rowan Tapestry


Sally Comes Unraveled said...

Very nice. I'm all about Ultra Alpaca right now.

Gena said...

As soon as I move away from Texas, it gets to have a primary. Not fair!

Love the green and yellow, very springy!

Anonymous said...

Nice haul! I'm with you on the yarn diet (sigh) so I feel your pain. At least you were able to fit in one last treat for a while.

Caroline said...

I simply can't wait to vote in March.

lcobbe said...

Wheee! Splurging is such fun. (We won't talk about the stash-diet that comes afterward.) Love the colors.

Erin said...

I would say you were very restrained. Nice job. (I acutally just cast on a project with Ultra Alpaca---oh my goodness I love it!!!)