The baby got a plastic Easter egg stuck in her mouth this morning. There was an air seal around it and I couldn't get my fingers in to pull it out. Eventually I turned it, to try removing it that way, and the seal popped and it came right out. There was a moment there when I had visions of a trip to the ER to explain how my kid got an egg stuck in her mouth, and I wasn't looking forward to it. Not as bad as taking the kid in damaged, but guranteed to make me feel like a moron. Anyway, got the egg out and she's fine and taking a nap. I'm busy finding eggs and throwing them away.
Then I spilled blue dye all over the kitchen. My first major spill. Happy times.
What was I making, you ask? A thousand yards of Purple Trainwreck in worsted weight.
My hand is still bothering me, so I'm knitting lace again today, though I think I'm going to expand out to a couple swatches for the first of the patternmaking projects I have planned. (Actually, the first two: one for fall Knitty and one for me to sell at Etsy.) Sorry if people are feeling underenthused about the steeked jacket thanks to my shining example, but keep in mind - this is the second time I've knit this thing. Remember? This is a copy of my father-in-law's Christmas present last year.
I think I'll be okay after the sleeve's done. It's the fourth one I've knit, so 'second sleeve syndrome' doesn't come close. Plus after this it's a quick zip up the shoulders, then across with the straps, and it's all done except for the button band and the eternal search for the right buttons. (Pretty sure I'll just make the damn things.)
Oh, and the spinning wheel? Apparently they're backordered into the next millenia. They're thinking of hiring help so they may only be backordered HALFWAY to the next millenia... they aren't sure. So I'm shopping around for a spinning wheel again. I'd like an upright, double-treadle. The Ashford Joy traveler thingie for about $100 less than the new retail price would be perfect. Haha. Anyone got any suggestions?