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.