Today is Thursday. I know it because it says so on my cell phone. I wouldn’t know otherwise because when you don’t have to commute outside of your house to get to work, days tend to run together.
Another snake is in the grass – get it? Snake in the grass? Would it have been better if I said there was another snake on the plane? No? This is why I am not a comedienne – may Phyllis Diller rest in peace.
I made another snake and, get this, I made it one day. Started it after midnight yesterday and took it up again after 11 am and finished it before midnight last night and that was with a lunch and dinner break thrown in. I was determined it would not take me four days to complete a three foot snake – I think it’s three foot, I’m not really sure because I don’t think I’ve measured it. But it made no sense to this speedy knitter why it has taken me days to do this snake. So I set out to do it yesterday – we can talk about my competitiveness later if you like.
There is also a cable beret in red that’s ready to be photographed. It’s been ready for two days but I wanted to get that
damn sweet snake all done and put away. Mr. Honey asked me why I was making so many snakes and you might be wondering yourselves – because they’re toys and the coordinator of the Pleasant Home Holiday Shop said they needed more toys. She also said they needed other things but I can’t remember what they were. Also, because the snake has been added to sixteen favorite lists in the shop. Now, that could mean nothing, I have stuff in my favorite list that I don’t intend to buy. On the other hand when I have purchased, I’ve purchased from my favorite list – live the contradiction.
One of the reasons the snakes were supposed to be great to do is because it uses up the stash but I swear the more snakes I make the more yarn there is in the remnant bag. It doesn’t seem like I’m running out of snake skin at all. Mr. Honey had the bright idea that I should make a really long skinny garter snake just in different shades of green. I held out the needles to him and he went somewhere. I haven’t seen him since. Of course, I have now figured out how to do a really long, skinny garter snake and I do have some variegated green yarn but it is merino which would be completely wasted on a snake.
I won’t be doing another snake for a while. I have a 3×3 hat, a 3×3 scarf and a cable beret lined up before another gets made.
I am going to be visiting a new (to me) yarn store next week and I am looking forward to it and will share what I find (how’s that for optimism?) Pictures will be taken.