Flirting with disaster
The universe seems to be throwing things at me lately. Item #1:
The tree in our front yard was blown down in a wind storm a couple of weeks ago. I was actually home when it happened, and I didn't hear a thing. I didn't find out about it until the Professor came home later that evening and asked me when it had happened.
The tree couldn't have fallen down more considerately. It didn't hurt anybody, and it didn't hit the house. Additionally, it stayed out of the street, our driveway, and our neighbors' yard. All in all, the tree showed admirable deportment. The irony is that we had already made arrangements to have it cut down when this happened. I suppose the tree wanted to go out on its own terms.
Item #2: This morning the universe threw me another curve ball. A small truck ran a red light and struck me while I was walking across the street between a parking lot and my office building. I'm fine—rather sore, slightly bruised, and more than a little freaked out, but otherwise I seem to be completely fine. No one else was injured.
Anyway, now I'm wondering what's next in store for me. Lightning strike? Meteor hit? Locusts? Only time will tell.
Many thanks to those who commented on the last post and suggested—ever so nicely—that I need to get over myself and stop worrying about yardage. Point taken.However, I seem to be back to my old ways.
Fiber: Fiber Optic superwash merino, OOAK colorway "Golds and Browns"3 ply462 yards113 grams Fiber: All Spun Up superwash merino top, May/June SAL colorway3 ply460 yards113 grams
It's no secret that I prefer to spin fine yarns, most often fingering weight. Normally I count on getting at least 400 yards out of 4 ounces of wool. Getting that kind of yardage is something I've come to take for granted. Well, I recently went through a period during which I couldn't hit 400 yards to save my life.Fiber: All Spun Up merino topchain ply (Navajo ply)340 yards113 gramsFiber: Sheepish Creations superwash BFL top, "Carmen"3 ply376 yards123 gramsFiber: Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino, "Gypsy Queen"3 ply710 yards226 gramsThey're all good yarns, but really, where did my yardage go? I've thought of things I might be doing differently, blamed my wheel, etc. I still can't figure it out. My current theory is that the yardage was sucked into a parallel universe. It could happen.