Monday, March 24, 2008


I don't consider myself lucky - as a matter of fact I often say "if I didn't have bad luck I would have no luck at all". I mean, I never win anything, I never expect to. I never get a good parking spot (though I usually take the furthest just for time management). I don't buy lottery tickets because I am convinced I will never win, I rarely go to the casino, though when I do I'm not even surprised when the next person to get on "my" slot machine wins...I just expect to have no luck...except when it comes to yarn.

Damn, I think that perhaps in knitting alone, I have found my "luck genre" - this may be where I was kind of destined to be lucky. Not in contests per se but in scoring some yummy things - I feel like I have been blessed with wandering into lovely fibery things somehow. So I'll never have the Publisher's Clearing House crew at my door but I have this:


OMG - do you know what that is? The Fiddlehead Mitten kit, and maybe the last one for a bit. I feel lucky! Ah, but let's not forget I had already bought the pattern - so that was unlucky of me. And then I bought Rowan Felted Tweed to make a pair - oops, bad karma again! So, it would actually seem then it takes several mis-steps on my part to get things right but alas, got me a kit. The color depth is simply breathtaking, worth some minor stalker-type behavior to get it. I wandered over occasionally for random peeks and alas, got lucky.


And the best part is, it didn't cost me anything - yes, I paid Adrian at Hello Yarn for the kit - but again, the fruits of another trade. I turned a gorgeous skein of Wollmeise laceweight into the kit. I was approached last week over at Ravelry for a skein of the Lace-Garn, after much deliberation I decided it would be a good sale - afterall, I didn't know when or if I would knit up something with the blue-gree yarn whereas I could always use the cash for more more yarn bartering in the future - so it was karma, baby.

Being home with the flu *again* today suggests that my temporary good luck has it's limits, my little one suffered the weekend, apparently my number was up again today - leaving me to wonder how my husband seems to get away with being so darned healthy? While laying on the couch feeling moderately sorry for myself, I did get a chance to watch Gone Baby Gone on Demand - all I can say is good, baby, good! (maybe I need to look at the big picture - I mean how often can we lay on the couch and watch a whole movie? Perhaps even illnesss does have an upside) The movie is a must see. Casey Affleck, thumbs up. If you have children, it will truly pull at your heart strings and leave you wondering - what IS the right decision when it comes to children? If you've seen the movie, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Off now for one more quick nap before the family all gets home expecting my full recovery.


Anonymous kim said...

Lucky indeed! Those colors are breathtaking! And the kits aren't even available for awhile. I can't wait to see all of these mittens cropping up everywhere.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for the movie tip.

6:15 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Gorgous colors. Can't wait to see them knit up. Feel better!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Yay! Gorgeous. Can't wait for you to knit it!

8:39 PM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

I just saw Gone baby gone too and I was a bit sad at the end. :( I think I would've kept quite about it and let things be. (I'm trying to be vague so not to ruin it for anyone, lol, am I making any sense?)

9:04 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Lucky, Lucky you --Lady Luck finally paid off! I think I must have been right on your coat tails when I scored my box.

I hope you feel better soon....this has been the absolute worst flu season ever!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Those colors are so pretty! You ARE lucky!

Feel better soon!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Yup, definitely yarn-lucky.

5:20 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Very lucky! I love those kits. I love the colors you got. Hopefully I score one for me soon!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

The Fiddlehead Mitten kit is awesome. I'm glad your luck, if not turned, twisted just enough so things worked out for you. I can't wait to see how they knit up.

Gone Baby Gone is the first movie in a while to stay with me. I'm a sucker for the sentimental every time and who knows what is the right thing to do.

I'm a "by the book" person, so I am inclined to believe I would do what Casey did. For each choice he had there was a steep price to pay. Which price is better, can anyone really know? That ambiguity makes it intriguing.

I hope you feel better soon. In my household, it's my husband who has been sick twice, while I've been relatively healthy. Spring is coming soon!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Totally worth the effort to track down one of those kits! Hope you get well soon.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

oooo, that kit is awesome!! I'm a red girl and ooo do I love those colors!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

PRETTY! Congratulations. :) I can't wait to see the finished mittens!

12:52 PM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Never seen that movie, but OH MY GOSH, am I ever jealous. :) Your mittens will be gorgeous.

Feel better. At least you've got new yarn to help you battle the yucky flu!

7:07 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Nice score!! I am been over a few times and then I realized I had no business making any mittens as I have two pairs languishing on the needles!

8:08 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh, that was very LUCKY!
haven't seen the movie. but am moving it up to the top in the queue.
feel better soon. yep. i am sure that your family expected a full recovery. for goodness sake you had the day to yourself! :)

9:16 PM  
Blogger Bergère de Lochaber said...

Yummy yarn!!

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Ebinla Birks said...

**drool** That's the first I've seen of the red color way. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Feel better soon.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous keri said...

Lucky lucky! Can't wait to see them knit up! =)

10:47 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

What's better than being lucky in yarn? Not much, maybe lucky in love (and life)! :)

Feel better soon!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Gorgeous colors - yum! My husband is healthy as a horse too - genetics are a mysterious thing. At least you got an entire, uninterrupted movie out of it! I can't remember the last time that happened to me. I'll have to put that one in my Netflix, too.

7:13 PM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Awesome, pretty yarn! There's something about a kit that comes with everything that really appeals to me. Very nice!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Stacey, you are such a (lucky)stinker! You know I can't beat that. Now I have to see you knit those up. I haven't started my fiddleheads yet, but soon.

Take care. Your mom looks just like you, can't get over that.

It's good to see the sun.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Looks like a lot of yarn for a pair of mittens! Lucky you. I love those mittens more and more every time I see them. I don't have the skills yet to knit them, though I'm sure I'll be tempted to learn as I watch yours progress.
P.S. I did the same thing destashing on's makes it feel like that PayPal money is "free" and then there's no guilt with yarn bought with it.

10:57 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home