"Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do."


Let me start by explaining to those of you who do not make the knit blog circuit that April 1st was flash your stash day and in a show of solidarity with my fellow yarn hoarders, I too bared it all. Laid out on my bed, right there in front of God and everybody, displayed on the quilt made by dear mother's own hands, I exposed the naked truth of my, here-to-fore never been seen in it's complete entirety, private yarn collection in all it's magnificence and glory.
Was that wrong?

In truth this was a rather daunting task for me to undertake. I'm with my friend and fellow flasher, Amy when it comes to privacy. Exposing ones personal yarn collection just isn't something a proper yarn hoarder would naturally be inclined to do. It's just better to my equilibrium to not actually know the full extent of my addiction collection. It strips you of your ability to deny that you have enough yarn already. When I explained to Ani that my intent was to take a picture of my stash and post it, she stopped, did a double take and said "Wait, did you say ALL of it?"

I know it looks rather expansive but in truth it isn't as grand as it seems. It's just an illusion done with smoke and mirrors and possibly a little trick photography. I've been asked where I keep all that yarn when it's not being put on public display. I have 1,2,3,4,5,6 plastic tubs that I have tucked away in three or four separate corners of the house and I also have two, 3 drawer storage bins for the odd balls and single skeins and etc. and an end table drawer. (oh,Oh, I didn't take a picture of that, so, maybe a not-so-complete display) I also keep a couple of baskets and bags left out here and there in plain view, to keep me company and to entertain me when I'm bored with housework and such. I'm not trying to fool anyone, I freely admit that I'm a yarn addict, but I have it under control, I can stop any time I want, really.

Before moving on to April and before discussing Project Spectrum colors, which are ( as you may have already guessed) yellow and orange. I have a few loose ends from March to tie up. For the March Project spectrum I started knitting a pink doily from crochet cotton on size 0 needles. I got to about this far, before it all started to go wrong.
Well, not wrong per se, but this is where I decided to venture from the pattern as written because, well the pattern was going in a direction that seemed wrong to me. So I added the next two heart patterns to the next tier, only now I'm having trouble working out the final pattern set. I tried one way and decided that I wasn't happy with it, so I ripped it out and tried another way, after which I decided I was on a better track the first time. So I ripped it back and re-did it a third time. I've now concluded that neither way is what I'm after and I've now come up with a third way to knit it, which I'm hoping will do the trick; third times a charm, right? (this will actually be the fourth time I will be knitting these rows, but whose counting.) So as you can imagine the bloom is off the rose on this project, none the less I persist, just not with as much enthusiasm as when I started.

Other things that happened in March worth mentioning:
Mostly just Mud
The spring equinox on March 20th on which I planted flower seeds, March 20th also coincidentally happened to be my MIL's birthday, Happy Birthday Mary Jo.

My son Buckman celebrated his 19th birthday two days later.
Buck chose for his birthday cake a red velvet cake which I took a picture of for the spectrum project. If you take a close up picture it looks a bit like a picture of the planet Mars, cool!
Snow Angel
Before winter gave up the ghost to spring, my youngest received her wish and we were treated to a snow storm that dumped over a foot of snow on us. Most everyone else got a snow day out of it, my kids were not so fortunate, only a two hour delay to the start of school. Oh well, the snow was still there when they got home to play in. Click on the snow angel to see more pictures of the fun in the snow.

We went to see the last play to be be performed at the Guthrie Theatre before their move to the new location. We had front row seats left of the stage and enjoyed the performance very much. The young man, Santino Fontana, who played Hamlet, gave a marvelous performance. There's no where for this guy to go but up. I've seen a few plays at the Guthrie and have fond memories of it but I'm not a very sentimental type person and I don't think I will miss the old theater all that much. Still, it is a bit sad to see it go.


And finally a sad ending to the month for we had to put our beloved cat Sara to sleep due to declining health issues. Sara was with us for nearly twenty years. A little sweetie of a cat who purred clear up to the end. This was hard for us, we've had Sara longer than most of our children. For her to live as long as she did always will amaze us. Rest in peace Sara, we loved you well.
Sara sleeps

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Amy said...

Oh no, poor Sara! What a sweet cat! That's a perfect picture.

And the doilies--I don't even know where to start. They're gorgeous!

renee said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. My thoughts are with you!

Ani said...

If it's yellow, leave it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.

Still funnier than a sack of a hammers. =)

Kelle said...

and dumber too, you dork!

beth said...

Poor Sara:(
Looks like Katie had fun in the snow. Love the way the doily is turning out, very pretty!