Thursday, 3 May 2007

What was I thinking?!

If anyone can answer this, I would be grateful! The mind (my mind) boggles.

Let me set the scene - it was mid afternoon today. I had 5 minutes at my desk between meetings. Idly (and sneakily), I logged into eBay, just to remind myself when a cone winder end time was (a sensible purchase, surely?! All those skeins...I want a swift and a winder!).

Search crafts, knitting: top of the knitting list (almost): approx 350g pink angora. £8.49 current bid.

3 minutes remaining...
(Sensible head) Hmm. Why didn't you just go straight to your My eBay? Go look at the cone winder - what on earth would you knit with that?

2 minutes, 30 seconds remaining...
(Evil impulsive stashing head) Just have a quick look, see what the price goes up to, you've got 4 minutes til your next meeting. What can it hurt? It would be good value at that price?

2 minutes remaining...
(Sensible head) For goodness sake, just WHAT would you knit with pink angora yarn? It's the wrong colour for your Alice project.

1 minute 30 seconds remaining...
(Evil impulsive stashing head) Go on, stick a bid on at a tenner. If you get it, great, if you don't, no harm done.

(Sensible head) Noooooooooooooooo........stop.............

1 minute remaining....
(Evil impulsive stashing head) You've not bid enough...look someones put in a bid of £18.16. Typical. You are going to lose it. Loser. Such good quality yarn. Pink. There are endless things that you could use it for...if only you had bid enough.

(Sensible head) It's a sign. You were not meant to have it. Fortune has saved you from the rash folly of pink, fluffy yarn that you have no idea what you would do with. Isn't it time you went to your next meeting anyway? It is 5 floors away. Just think, the money that you have saved here, you could spend at Wonderwool Wales, on really nice things...from Posh Yarns. Or sensibly, on a cone winder.

30 seconds remaining...
(Evil impulsive stashing head) Hey loser! Where do you think that you are going?! It's telling you to put in a bid of £18.69 or higher...go on, stick in £20. It's completely the upper limit that you would spend on 350grammes of 70% angora, 30% lambswool - bound to be enough for a top of some description - even if it is in the wrong colour. You even like pink. Someone is bound to outbid you anyway and at least bidding again would be a proper effort. You try. and if you lose, you lose with honour.

5 seconds remaining...
(Sensible head) Heavens above...please let someone outbid me...

Bidding Ended: winning bid £18.89 plus £1.50 postage
(Evil impulsive stashing head) Hurray, hurray! You won, you won!

(Sensible head) groan...

(Evil impulsive stashing head) DO a dance of joy! We have won a glorious victory....

* a moment's silence *

....but um...

....now that you have got it, aboslutely NO idea what you are going to knit with it.

* another moment's silence *

Er - isn't it time you got yourself up to your meeting, it is 5 floors away after all...

(Sensible head quietly bangs forehead against desk in despair)

So okay folks, I am open to pattern ideas on a comment! *

* I have tried to search for yardage but balls of this yarn appear to be advertised in both 20g and 25g (112m, according to a German ebay listing?) balls. No idea what these will be, am hoping 25g, which would mean that I would have around: 1568m.

Tina: *LOL* What a great idea! It's not look promising for this yarn, is it?!

Mind you - personally, I like the idea of the urban guerilla knitters who knit lampost warmers. If I were to make a public statement with this pink yarn, I would knit a pink fluffy top or a set of pink fluffy willy warmers for those Anthony Gormley scupltures that have just popped up all over London/the South Bank - they are naked iron, poor things. They must be freezing.

Just perfect for a cosy, pink, fluffy knit or two...?

3 comments:

Tina - omme i London said...

You could try knitting one of these...
http://www.almostrandom.com/needlesnhooks/2007/04/26/why-hillary-climbed-everest/
Good luck! (",)

Mel said...

i think this wool has to come along to amida knitters for our perusal. I like the idea of the willy warmers for the sculptures. Maybe we could all knit one each on Sunday evening! I am sure I have a pattern for one somewhere.

Robynn said...

Oh, thanks for the Anthony Gormley link - I spotted a few crossing the bridge t'other morning and got quite a startlement. It's mostly a relief to find out they haven't been there for months while I sleepwalk around town.

About the pink angora, though... *sigh* The evil of eBay strikes again. I've had similar mishaps.

A winder is a very good idea, but good luck finding a decent one. I'm not very fond of mine. Or my swift. They're so necessary, but so many of them are so darn crappy!