|Blue Sky Alpaca Royal Petites Patterns|
So I just had to give myself a little reward for not freaking out. Don't you think so?
I saw these knitting patterns on Knitty Blog 2 days ago and I had all but convinced myself that I wouldn't get one. Their cute little packages called out to me from the computer screen. Retro drawings, clean designs, cheery little balls of the softest alpaca you've ever held. I would be strong and not get any of them. Certainly not the charming Windsor Mitts. Nope. I would be good, stay on budget and just knit up the projects that I already have here at home. I wouldn't go shopping for yarn or needles and certainly definitely not buy anything new.
So when I casually walked by the yarn shop during lunch and it was closed, I took it as a sign that I was doing the right thing by not buying anything.
And when I called the yarn shop later in the afternoon to see if it was open yet, but no one answered, I took it as a sign that the universe had not changed its' mind - I should not buy anything.
Then when I went online to see if I could get overnight shipping of the pattern and yarn, but couldn't find the color I wanted, I felt that I should just give it up and stick to the plan of using what I had before I bought anything else.
So I picked up my Citron that had been languishing in its' zip-top bag while I spent my time working on the garden tour and I tossed it in my bag and headed off to work this morning. I was convinced I wouldn't do it.
But then my train caught on fire.
So I thought to myself that I should probably live life to the fullest, grab the yarn by the tail and knit whatever I wanted. Heck - I deserved it, right?
So I looked again for the yarn online - and I found it downtown, but the shop wouldn't be open until late afternoon. Then I tried my local yarn shop in the city again, but they were still closed. (And what's up with that - the posted hours said they'd be open! Who does that? Who runs a business that way!?)
But then my fingers wandered over to the Blue Sky Alpacas website and what did I find? An online, download it now, link to the pattern.
So I got it.
Maybe I shouldn't have, but when your day starts with your train catching fire, really you must do something to make it better.
You just have to!