20/06/2008

Decisions, decisions...

I don't seem any further forward in deciding which two yarns to use for my Tempest despite my new plan to make it easier by displaying the likely candidates around the kitchen. Michael's finding it quite unnerving when I have break off in mid-sentence to slightly alter their relative positions or go closer to get a better look or just fondle one or two as one does...

You wouldn't think it would be so difficult, would you? And this is the short list hanging here - I've already ruled out the less likely ones. But it's hard enough to imagine what one skein will be like knitted up let alone when it interacts with another.

I hope I decide soon because I can't do "normal" things with all of this in my kitchen.



Actually this sort of undemanding activity is all I've felt up to doing today after getting back from my pre-op assessment for my cataract operation next week. I know they have to tell you all the possible complications when you sign the consent form but it was rather disconcerting to know that a detached retina is one of the most common specific complications. Very disconcerting when you know that my cataract was a direct result of the original procedure to re-attach the retina!! I'm very apprehensive about it - not least the local anaesthetic injection in my eye. And the operation has to be done in the eye theatre because this sort of cataract is not the normal age-related one but what they call a "hard" cataract and bits can fall off into the back of the eye so the surgeon needs to have all his kit handy....

Anyway I'm going to try not to think too much about it. Sufficient unto the day... etc. Back to my wool choices. I did hit on a good aid to my decision making -

It's quick to do - and does help a bit. I've knitted a few stripes in both the pairs of pinky shades on the second row (all four are PoshYarns one pair Laura and the other Lei) and I'm going to do some in the vertical greeny one (Fleece Artist Merino and the limey green is Rowan Spun - unfortunately the Rowan is DK but it seems a thinnish one so maybe it'd be ok).
I hope I don't buy any more yarn...


I've been very lucky to get one of the Knit Picks options organiser case. I've wanted one of these for ages but Knitpicks won't ship to the UK and Get Knitted who stock the needles don't have the case so I thought could I possibly ask Laura to post an order on to me - and she said yes, so now I can start organising my bits and pieces. Thank you Laura!

6 comments:

clarabelle said...

Phew! Do you think you just have too many choices there, Kathryn?! Perhaps just choose a particular colourway (eg all your blue-ish colours), and then put everything else away. Then concentrate on which would go best together?

Just a suggestion!

ps what I really want is to have that much choice (gnash, gnash)!

Arianwen said...

Lol you have a brightly coloured spaggeti tree growing in your kitchen. If you can't decide maybe you need more than one in different colours!

Soo said...

There are some lovely choices there! (And is that a finished Chanson en Crochet I see on the table there?)

All the best for the op next week.

Probably Jane said...

What an embarrassment of riches.I'm sure your final choice will be in your usual impeccable taste.

Best wishes for next week's op.

Aknita said...

Oh Kathryn - what a wonderful array of yarns :-)

I've just popped in to say thank you very much indeed for your very generous sponsoring of me for Race For Life - it is much appreciated.

Best wishes for next week from me too.

clarabelle said...

Sorry, I forgot to say: hope all goes well for the op this week!