Add to that the fact that a cute, fluffy, adorable, stinky, mean, sneaky, bastard raccoon just ate most of my zucchinis and all my ripe strawberries out of my very first successful veggie garden, and I'm just a big grumpy gus.
On the brighter side of life, (to which one should always look, I hear) I got an amazing deal on some yarn today - I want to make a stole to wear over a dress for my cousin's wedding, and I was able to get some amazing yarn, as well as the pattern booklet I was coveting, for $35 at one of my local yarn stores' summer inventory sale.
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I'll be making the Cold Mountain Stole by Kieran Foley. It's a free pattern from the summer 2009 Knitty.
By the way, the new issue of Knitty just came out, and it has some great patterns! I've queued several already. I particularly like the "double heelix" sock pattern - it's so unusual!
Ok, so I'm still not feeling funny, but at least I feel a bit better. Knitting is the best therapy. Now I've got to go madly knit my tempest cardigan - I really want to get it off the needles before starting my Cold Mountain.
Here's to looking on the bright side!