I'm getting good at it. I mean, good at making lemonade from life's lemons, silk purses from sows ears....
Last week I accidentally ordered these lovely big, flat, shiny 57mm o-rings.....
...instead of these lovely, shiny, chunky 52mm o-rings. Voila! We now have a lovely (if slightly unexpected) new product!!
We also have the Olearia, which was to be my second attempt at making a sleeved knitted-in-the-round garment. I thought I had enough yarn, but I only have enough for the garment sans-sleeve.
I'm putting the call out for any local people who might be in the Lincraft city store*, to grab me a ball or two of this Lincraft brand Superwash 100% wool in the most indescribably middle-green you could imagine. Lovely colour, but nothing like anything in nature (that I can think of).
*I made a special trip through peak-hour traffic today, to the Northland store, from whence the green yarn came (....and where a few weeks ago, it was on sale for 50% off and I walked past it, smugly thinking I had 4 balls of it already. It now appears that I had 2 balls of it ...or I've lost 2...?).
There is no more of this yarn in Northland, dammit. It is highly likely that the wee girl will have yet another sleeveless cardi. I'm adaptable like that.
Edited to add: I don't even know the colour number, least of all the dye-lot, and understand the almost-helplessness of the cause... but I'm willing to leave it in the lap of the knitting gods to see if this Olearia ever has sleeves or if I will be making lots of small mis-matched green projects fom here-on (Superfrogs, perhaps...?).
We may also be adapting to new digs soon, all going well with lease contracts and whatnot. Don't want to jinx myself with premature announcements and details, but I'd like to give you a bit of a heads-up that we'll be moving soon-ish. Stay tuned. If all goes to plan, it'll be FABULOUS!!!