Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I know this is for something...

Have you ever purchased an assortment of yarn online, and you had definite projects in mind when you placed the order, but when the yarn arrives you wonder what in the world the yarn was for?

When I saw the Knit Picks box on my doorstep, I was so thrilled because I knew my new Options Harmony Wood needles were inside, but as I tore through the box with all the different skeins of yarn, there was only one set of Harmony needles. One set? Why didn't I order more? I took them out of the package and stroked the beautiful hardwood and immediately decided that I must order more.

I was surprised and thrilled to see the two 24" Knit Picks nickel-plated circular needles in size 1 (2.25mm). I have been wanting and waiting for these for what has seemed like forever (actually since they released them), but they always seem to be sold out. Since they were finally in stock, I decided I must place an order, so actually this impulse yarn purchase is the fault of those tiny needles!

Next I saw the Wool of the Andes in Onyx Heather and remembered that these four skeins would hopefully combine perfectly with other yarn I had in my stash to make some Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. After all, cold weather is coming and some felted clogs will be ideal. By the way, did you see the info on All Buttoned Up about how to make the bottom of these not only non-slip but also waterproof? All you need is a trip to the hardware store!

Next, I sorted through the remaining yarn. Here's some Wool of the Andes in Camel Heather and Chestnut. I'm sure I bought a skein of each to check the colors and swatch for something. Maybe the EZ's Seamless Hybrid sweater? Didn't I just place an order with WEBS for some Colrain yarn for the same sweater? Oh yes I did. This makes absolutely no sense since I've only seen DH in a sweater ONCE in the last 5 years we've been together and he's never worn the sweater I made him last year for Christmas. I must be delirious.



Next up, Swish DK in Nutmeg and Cinnamon. This is for what? Again, I'm sure it was to check the colors and swatch for something, and yet, I have no clue. Honestly... no ... stinkin'... clue.



Finally (thank goodness), 4 skeins of CotLin in Linen. Four skeins? I thought I ordered one just to try out. What will I do with 4 skeins? Did I have a project in mind?

Am I the only one this has happened to?

On the health front: I saw the specialist (rheumatologist) yesterday and unfortunately he confirmed my fibromyalgia diagnosis. It's very frustrating being diagnosed with something that has no cure, but it's not life-threatening, so for that I'm thrilled. Right now I'm trying to process the treatment options he gave me and make a decision regarding what will work best for me without causing more harm to my body. I must admit that after 30 days on my vitamins, my overall health has seemed much better, although my pain symptoms have not really improved. Then again, it has only been 30 days, so I'm still hopeful.

18 comments:

Yarn It said...

Oh, that post cracked me up. And believe me, I needed a laugh today. I have done that too. Ordered yarn and then couldn't remember what the heck for! Of I ordered it, received it, put it away and then forgot a few months later! I am sure you will find some great projects though.

I am sorry about your diagnosis. That must be really awful. I will be thinking about you and hopefully you will find a way to cope.

lynda said...

LOL - I love the mystery yarn :o)

Aren't those needles gorgeous? I love mine.

Hang in there with the FM. My mom's went into remission, so there's hope. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Tammy said...

I am so wanting some of those Harmony needles. I don't particularly need them. At all. But I really feel that I must have some. So I've just been trying to figure out what size I don't need the least so I can order that.

I can empathize with your relief/frustration of finally getting a diagnosis. I'll be praying for a treatment option that will bring you some relief!

Micki said...

You are not delirious! Ordering all that yarn shows that you are an optimist who likes to try new things. :) At least you had vague plans when you ordered it. I tend to buy yarn with no thoughts whatsoever about what I'll do with it.

I'm so glad you finally have an actual diagnosis. Good luck exploring the treatment options. At least you have lots of yarn therapy!

Carole Knits said...

Knit Picks yarn is cheap enough that impulse purchases aren't too damaging. Sorry about the fibromyalgia but it seems like there is more and more information about it all the time and hopefully something useful will come from that.

SJ said...

If it were me, I would have ordered a lot more than one skein of those yarns, so I admire your self-restraint! If you do swatch all these up, I hope you'll share your review of them!

I've heard the CotLin can be used to make things like dishtowels and cloth placemats.

Laura said...

You crack me up, gf. Love all the yarn you got. Definitely looking forward to seeing it and those fun wood needles. Hope you remember some day what you got it for. I'm sure you will. Perhaps a trip through your Ravelry future projects list is in order?

I'm glad the vitamins are starting to help. Fingers crossed.

jillian said...

Ha! Once I ordered yarn for the same sweater from 2 places, without remembering about the other order. Oops! I must have really wanted that thing. You really had a definite palette going on :)

And remember, one day at a time :)

Karen said...

You are too funny. Don't worry, I'm sure you will find a project for each of those yarns though. Just when you least expect it, the perfect pattern will come along and you'll be so happy to have them in your stash.

So sorry to hear about the fibromyalgia diagnosis. I know how hard it can be to deal with a life-time illness. We're tough gals though, I'm doing okay with my battle and you will do just fine with yours!!! I'm always here, in your corner.

tiennie said...

Beautiful yarn and needles!

I hope your health does continue to improve and that there is better treatment available to you!

Hasbu said...

Your yarn purchases cracked me up. :) Beautiful colorways, though!

I'm sorry about your diagnosis. A good friend of mine was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over ten years ago and she's doing fine. Regular exercise and lots of stretching have helped her a lot.

Angelika said...

Mystery yarn. Hmmm, interesting. I'm waiting for a Knitpicks bag too, this time it's for ME, not for them and I also ordered the Harmony tips, but the DPN I actually wanted more were on back order. Can't wait to see the swatches.

The_Add_Knitter said...

All lovely, even if you can't remember why the devil you bought it!!

Kathy said...

Oh the FM diagnosis is a toughy. I am so sorry. I hope the world gets going with walks and fundraisers to fund research. Be hopeful. Always try to be hopeful.

Dipsy said...

LOL - that post about the mystery yarn sure cracked me up! ;) But I'm sure you'll be finding the perfect projects for each and every skein you have!
Oh, and I'm really glad to hear that the vitamins you're taking are starting to help - all the very best to you!

Julie said...

Oh Kristi, I'm sorry about the diagnosis. Like Carole said though, they seem to be making strides in treatment options; I hope you find one that helps you. I'll continue to send good thoughts your way.

Teyani said...

chuckling here, since I have often done the same thing (hee hee). I've made many pairs of the fibertrends felted clogs (tho' I used 1 strand of pencil roving to knit them instead of yarn) They make up perfectly!
I used dots of "rug backing" on the bottom of mine to make them non-skid. worked great.

Fibromyalgia is definitely improved with vitamins - I had a bout with it myself awhile back. My nautropathic nurse did wonders in helping me. good luck to you - and I'll be sending healing thoughts out your way.

abby said...

You can never have too much yarn or too many needles! This recent adventure in impulse purchasing was very entertaining!