Remember how euphoric I was about the new house and all the work we'd done? Well, I still love the house, and I'm still proud of the remodeling, but I guess I got kind of spoiled by taking that whole first week off of work. After that, I not only went back to work, I also started one of these crazy triple-speed summer courses, which eats up another 20 hours of my week. I don't sleep much, I'm rarely home and when I am, my house isn't the way I want it to be, I'm not eating well, etc. I even smoked a couple of cigarettes. (Tssk.) The good news is that I've pushed right through the crazy, cranky, bitchy phase (all last week) to the serene, exhausted, it-will-all-be-better-soon phase.
But I'm still never home when there's good picture-taking light, plus the internet installation had to be delayed for an extra week. I was trying to hold off on posting until I had pretty pictures to show you, so I apologize, but I need your wonderful brainpower:
I'm planning to make Stefanie Japel's Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug for my sister, in Cascade 220. In the interest of stashbusting, one of the colors will be Jet, leftover from the Stripey Sweater. For whatever reason, I am totally at a loss for color-think right now, so tell me: should the deep deep grey be the body color, or the accent? And what on earth should the other color be? Almost anything works with my sister's hair & complexion, so it's just a matter of the right inspiration, and I know all y'all are more on it today than I am.
Stay tuned 'til next time, when both the yarn and I are Calmer. (Badump ching.)