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UFOs of the past

Monday, January 25, 2010

Somewhere around the place I've got an unfinished short story about Schrodinger's Dog; it was mostly moaning about all the attention the cat was getting

Terry Pratchett

I decided to take a look at my UFO (unfinished objects) from years prior to 2010. I found two that were in serious need of reevaluation.

The clown pants of 2008

At first, I loved this jumper. But... as the stripes began to form and I realized that it was only suitable for a girl, it stopped being cute to me.

Later I realized that the yarn is 80% wool and not 80% acrylic as I had originally believed. I knew that any mother would probably not want to use the pants that were not easy to wash and hard to get on and off the baby.

This weekend, I decided it needed to be frogged.
I feel so much better now. I think it will make a great hat and scarf set for a mom and her daughter. Next year or so.
Then there was the skirt from 2009.

I pulled it off of the circulars.
Then I turned it into this pretty ball.

I feel so much better now. A weight has been lifted.
Now I have to tackle my personal health care crisis.
My employer made significant changes to my health care plan. I learned of the changes on Thursday after making an inquiry to the health plan about my sketchy insurance card.
In the past, my insurance card gave me tons of information - the name of my PCP and the cost of the co-pay. This year it only listed my name. It was a little disconcerting to receive it in the mail. I had no idea what it meant.
Now I do. I pretty much have to change my three specialists and possibly my primary care physician. Or pay double the co-pay and be subject to deductibles.

This is not going to be fun.
At least I am making some progress on Christmas presents 2009.
I finished my nephew's scarf this weekend. One more scarf and three more hats to go and my gifts will be complete. And yes, I know what the calendar date is.

This is the preemie cap that I am knitting during my lunch hours. I think it is delightful. The nice thing about preemie caps is that I can make them different sizes and wip them out pretty quickly.

I have been doing my bit for Haiti. I have been buying yarn from dyers and spinners that are donating their profits to Haitian relief. I have decided that buying yarn designated as a Haitian fund raiser does not violate my "no new yarn" promise for 2010.
I can finally buy yarn without feeling guilty about it - until the specials end at least.
I love loopholes.

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suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

buying haitian supporting yarn is *totally* acceptable!

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