I thought I'd get a lot done on the Rheingold wrap this weekend. After all, I came to Maryland with the intention of not doing nothing. All weekend. To me, not doing nothing usually involves intensive knitting, and that sounds good to me right now. I'm 2.25 chart repeats into the wrap, and trying to maintain a serious case of finish-it-up-itis until it's done. I thought I could do one entire repeat this weekend, but it turns out that I'm really doing nothing. Not even knitting.
The Amazing E tells me that the wrap is beautiful. However, he read the blog the other night and had to call me.
You bought more yarn!
Yes, I needed yarn for the wrap. It came all the way from Scotland. Besides, I have to have something nice to keep we warm on our wedding day.
But it's a lot more yarn. Look 1, 2, 3, ... 7, 8, 9.
Yes, it's a lot of yarn. And I've already taken 7 other skeins out of that box.
How big is this thing going to be?!
24 " by 56"
How much did you spend? $200?
No. Not even close.
You spent $400 on the yarn!
No. I spent much less than that. But it was in Pounds.
Less than the first number, when you convert it into dollars.
You've like...doubled... your stash. Out of the wedding budget!
No. Okay. First of all, this is not stash. That would require the intention of stashing it. As you can see, it is cast on. Not stashed. Second of all you clearly do not have a grasp of the size of my stash. Last, yarn always comes out of the yarn budget....
I think he finally realized he's marrying a knitter, and not just some lady who knits. It's a hard realization, but this conversation had to happen some time.