No, no – I did not rush out and buy something else. Instead, I got a lovely surprise in the mail today – the latest package from my Year of Lace 2008 subscription! And lovely it is indeed!
However, since some people have still not gotten their kits in the mail, I feel obligated to put up a spoiler warning…
… and also to engage in a wee digression (that’s today’s excuse, anyway). So, bear with me for a minute or so.
I know it will be very, very difficult to believe this – but on occasion I do get accused of having a rather narrow outlook on certain things. I can be prone to rather myopic behaviour sometimes, as it were (not to mention “obsessive”, but that’s a topic for another digression). It is a trait that serves me well in my vaunted profession of top notch hard working lawyer …
JJ: Ah, go oan, sell me a bridge, would ye, lassie?!?!?! D’ye actually think your blog readers will believe ye tae be hard-workin’?!?
KB: Um… er… (searching for witty response, then muttering) Ah, shurrup, wuid ye?
JJ: Ah telt ye, stop makin’ fun of the way ah talk.
And so on, and so forth.
Man, a digression within a digression. I’m really firing on all cylinders today!
… but it can tend to be a rather unlikeable quality, or so I’m told.
However, I intend to demonstrate to you that tunnel vision can sometimes be a beautiful thing indeed. The other day I took these photos of a field…
Isn’t that pretty? Let’s zoom in just a wee bit more, shall we?
But in fact, I just lied to you above (and yes, yes, I know – lying is another unlikeable quality in a person. However, I’m Greek. It’s genetic. I can’t help it. Really.) when I told you that these were pictures of a field. It is actually a photo of the garbage depository area of my building.
See? Far better, in this example, to take the narrow view, don’t you think?
Well, enough of that… time to show off my latest yarn acquisition!
First, a wonderful pattern by Joan Schrouder!
And – my first ever skein of Lorna’s Laces laceweight (half silk, half wool):
I suspect it won’t be my last, though… look how soft it is!
And the yarn even comes with its own free shawl pattern…!
But now I’m torn!! Should I make the fan shawl, or Joan’s creation with the Lorna’s?
Oh – I forgot – I still have this radiant Claudia’s Handpaints in the stash…
I think the fan pattern would look very flash in this colour – perhaps I could call it “Daedalus“?
Oh – but another dilemma. What to do with my other fabulous blueberry coloured yarn?!
And no, none of you can have it. Sorry.
Hmm – I guess tunnel vision is not my only unattractive quality. Apparently I need to work on generosity as well.
Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful weekend – and a happy 4th of July to my American friends. The Tenant Advocates and I will be raising several glasses to you this evening…