Friday, January 22, 2010

Well, Fiddle-Dee-Dee!!

My mechanic has had a nice visit with my car today for the 3rd time in less than a month. I hope to be finally rid of that "check engine" light continually mocking me.

My 19 year-old son's car totally died on his way back to university a few weeks ago. It was beyond repair.

Our desktop computer went belly-up last month. It refused to be resucitated and had to be replaced.

Now, I have this sitting in the middle of my kitchen:

Yes, that would be my washing machine. Sadly out of commission!

Ahhh, well. We have taken it apart and determined it is too expensive to fix, so against our wishes, a new one is on its way tomorrow. If my family will just give up eating for a month, we will be able to pay for it!!

Shall I whine and complain?? Nope! Instead, I will put my hands on my hips and exclaim, "Fiddle dee dee!" just like Miss Scarlett. I will count my blessings...a healthy family, a roof over my head, a loving God...

And, I will solace myself in some lovely fiber that has been sitting in my stash, waiting patiently to be knitted up:

I wish the photo could convey the yummy goodness of this yarn. However, either due to the lighting, my camera's weakness or simply my ineptitude with a camera, I seem unable to capture the true richness of color that this fiber has. It is hand painted and each stitch evokes from me another "Oooooo! Love that color! Aaaaah! Now that one is exquisite!"

I have cast on some mittens.

I am making up the pattern myself. If it they turn out, they will be most welcome on cold walks with the hubby.


Anna said...

The yarn looks lovely but with your description you have me longing to see it in person.

Liliana said...

Gorgeous yarn. You find the bestest yarns.

MicheleStitches said...

Thanks, ladies!

Jules said...

Isn't it frustrating how everything breaks down at once! Love the yarn. It will be so pretty knitted up.


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