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One month and thirteen days until Christmas…wow. I really have to start knitting more. Or faster. Or both.

Xmas gifts on the go include: a second pair of socks for Heather, a watch cap for my Dad, and a scarf for Tiff. I’m really excited about this scarf; I bought a giant-ass yellow skein of Cascade Eco + which has 487 yards!!! Mom was excited about it too; she got two hanks of it (one blue, one red) at Stix and Stones last weekend. I really should be working more on destashing (and let’s face it, I HAVE been hardcore destashing), but I couldn’t resist Rae’s pretty shop. Oh well, 5 skeins of yarn isn’t a bad thing. (Until you add the two I got from TLE the other day…oy! Will the madness never end?!)

I think the thing that bothers me most about my yarn addiction is the expense. Sure, I could go and buy myself a bunch of acrylic and go nuts without breaking the bank. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. Slowly but surely, I am turning into a yarn snob and I can’t stop it! I love the nubby softness of sheep wool, the crispness of cotton, the buttery smoothness of alpaca and cashmere…ooh, I am spoiled. And hungry for more yarn. (I think my mom is quickly coming around to my way of thinking…heh.)

I’m really excited…I mailed off my “sporran” to my spoilee this week. I really hope she likes it. I also hope she doesn’t think I was cheap or anything. (Fat chance of that, really.) Now I’m just anxiously awaiting the arrival of my own sporran. I’ve never participated in a swap before, but I’m confident that my spoiler will be great. Plus – anticipation just adds to the fun! 🙂

Anyway, I am currently blogging on the school computer because we got out of class early and I am BORED TO DEATH. I’ve actually managed to sleep the last few nights without resorting to the couch when Eric starts snoring like a buzz-saw, but last night I tossed and turned a lot. Kali has developed a habit of jumping onto the bed in the middle of the night and snuggling up right between us. It isn’t so bad if it’s her face by my face, but sometimes she puts her ass end in my face and so I have this giant doggy tail wagging in my face all night. Sometimes she snores, and I hit Eric because I think it’s him – not so! 😉

I should get going…I have an essay to hand in today worth 35% of my mark. EEK!

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I am currently embarking on my first swap with the Outlander Fans group on Ravelry. For those of you who don’t know, the “Outlander” novels by Diana Gabaldon detail the adventures of Claire Beauchamp, who is unwillingly dragged back in time to the 1700’s and meets a dashing Scottish Highlander named Jamie Fraser. Sounds a bit corny on first inspection, but I guarantee these books will get your spine a-tingling!

Anyway, the swap I’ve joined up with is themed on the third novel, “Voyager”. I’m not going to post too much detail about it for fear of alerting my spoilee (mommaowie) what I’m planning for her, but suffice to say, I am using one of the major themes as my inspiration for the “sporran”.

And, just in case my spoiler is stalking my blog, here’s a link to my Loopy wishlist:

http://www.theloopyewe.com/wishlist/show/19608/?token=aba70b4b8053

(And of course, anyone who wants to contribute to my stash could always peruse it…ha ha.)

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