Work avoidance

I should be quilting.  Everything else is more fun.

Like going to the post office in my small town, and having the carrier see me, and grab the package that was waiting for me and handing it to me over the counter — it wasn’t so much that he was being kind to me, as it was that this meant that when he delivers my mail later, he won’t have to get out of the car and bring the package up to the house.  I don’t fault him, it’s flipping COLD outside, and I would try to stay in my car as much as possible, too.

I knew the package was coming today, and I knew it was yarn, and I wanted a glimpse, so I tore it open in the car and had a slight freak out because my first glimpse was BROWN.

And I was pretty sure I had ordered green yarn.

Well, it didn’t take long for me to realize it was just brown tissue paper, but I didn’t get my first look until I got home:

I had trouble capturing the color, it’s actually darker than that, but suffice it to say:  it is super gorgeous.

IT’s going to be this, hopefully:

(The pattern is Elphaba Pullover, if you click the picture it will take you to the Ravelry pattern page.  I’m planning on long sleeves, and I got more yarn than necessary, I figure this way I can make matching socks.  The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Moorland.)

One of the many things I had to do yesterday was accompany a middle school choir concert.  I decided I needed new jewelry, something that was not huge and in your face, but more than a simple pendant.  This is what ended up with:

It has matching dangly earrings.  It’s substantial, in a delicate kind of way.  (Which totally makes sense, you know it does, don’t try to argue with me)

I tried to take a picture of myself in the mirror wearing it, but I used the Hipstamatic program, which made the necklace and earrings look OK, but it has green tinges around the edge, which did nothing positive for my chin.  It looked like I had a fatal skin disease.

I just realized that my new necklace will look totally gorgeous with my new sweater.  Too bad I haven’t made the sweater yet.  TOo bad I have million other things to do first.


  1. Sarah Stevens says:

    I like all these choices – yarn, pattern, and necklace! I think that pattern will have be to added to my list. I’d be interested in what changes you make to get the long sleeves (starting with fewer stitches?) Nosy me – what are the two little brown “pellets” in the small plastic bag? Sarah

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