Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Playing With The Yarn

So I pulled out the yarn stash last night and purged a fair amount of odds and ends. You know those plastic zip bags that sheet sets come in? I filled one of those, plus two gallon-size ziplock bags.



Mostly I got rid of remainders, but there were quite a few full skeins of unidentified yarn that I couldn't imagine ever using. I put three skeins of Lopi-Lite and one skein of Lopi on my Ravelry page, if anyone is interested in free yarn, but the rest is heading to the thrift store. I was also able to update my stash page, using my iPad, which made it super efficient. The color is off on a lot of the photos, but I can redo them in daylight at any time. As I said in my last post, non-knitters have no idea how much time can be spent on knitting without actually knitting! The thing is, I was doing this to assess what I have so I would know what to buy on my spring break yarn crawl, but now I just feel like only a greedy person or an idiot could possibly believe she needed to buy more yarn! Not the outcome I was hoping to get. But I'm sure I will overcome my common sense once I get in the road; not sure if that makes me greedy or idiotic, but there you have it.

We had rain off and on yesterday, but I managed to take some pictures after work anyway. The red tulips look so pretty, don't they? It'll be even nicer when they fill in after a couple of years.

Pretty sure I've shared this before, but it's one of the shell mobiles I've made and hung in the side yard. Rustic, but I like it.


Forsythias are so spring-like, aren't they?

I took a page from barefoot rooster yesterday, and heated up some leftover orzo and asparagus with an egg for breakfast. Delicious. Much better than my microwaved frozen vegetable lasagna that was dinner. Not good at all.



I have an interview with the principal of the high school I'm hoping to transfer to next year. He has been recruiting me and he said this is just a formality, but I'm still a bit nervous. Mostly about making a change, I'm sure, but still, it meant I only got about five hours of sleep last night. Oh well, I usually run on adrenalin during the day anyway. I can sleep when I get home, to quote a Jimmy Buffett song.



  1. Spring cleaning the stash is always a good thing! It always feels good to do a bit of organizing.

  2. Be sure to check out the Green Mountain Green at Green Mountain Spinnery. They have a sideways eyelet cardigan which is beautiful when knitted in it. I made one years ago and its one of my favourites. But I've never been to the mill--afraid of what I might spend!

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I won't be too overwhelmed if I have a plan!

  3. Good luck with the interview!

  4. Good luck with the interview, I know you will be fantastic because you love teaching and it shows. Look at all the beauty around you to feel calm and centered. Sending you positive thoughts.

  5. Good luck with the interview. Is it a science position? Can't wait to hear how it goes!

  6. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement! The interview was fine, he wants me there, but central office has to give the final say, so now I just wait. The position will be for freshman English, which should be a nice change of pace. Remind me of that in September! :)