*peeks in* I'm not dead, I just suck.
I realize I suck. I won't say worse than what though cause it might get weird. weirder.
So once upon a time I thought it would be a good idea to destash some of my yarn through a contest. And it was for a few minutes. Then some stuff happened and stupid people and the yatta yatta. Next thing you know I'm not around. Then a few weeks ago. (frack was it really THAT long ago. I really do suck. o.0) I emailed the winner and told her she had won. It was Nora. Then did she hear back from me? No. Did I tell the second prize person that she had won? No. That was Susan.
I suck suck suck. Suck.
But at least I give good prizes so I hope that helps make up for some of my suckatude. (has the word suck ever been used so many times in a post? o.0) I added some stuffs to the prizes to make it a little sweeter. Again sorry for the delay and sucking.
First Prize went to Nora at Knot Much of a Knitter: It's some books and yarn n' stuffs! (I could not get a good photo of this stuff?!)
Second Prize went to Susan the Red Dirt Knitter. It's a book and some yarn n' stuffs!
I hope you both like what you have won from my destash contest thingymabob.
Thanks to everyone who played along nicely. I appreciate you decent folk. Especially considering how many stupid people are out there. o.0
During my absence a LOT of stuff happened. There was some work and family drama. Shear plain good old' fashioned avoidance, a bit of depression, the crying for no reason, well just the build up of shit I was dealing with... throw on top of that some lovely self doubt and low self esteem and you have an Otter who was MIA. Not dealing with stuff except that which kept me distracted from the stuff I didn't want to deal with. Throw in there a few nasty emails from people I don't know telling me to finish the contest and you have me avoiding my blog on top of all kinds of other stuffs. Since that shit happened my email addy is no longer listed on my blog, btw. :/ I don't get that. Do people seriously think I'm going to mail them a shiny prize if they act like an ass to me? I do not get it.
Thanks to those of you who emailed nicely. That is way different.
I did some fun stuff while I was MIA. I went and saw My Cookie again with some friends. We did a road trip to many yarns shops that day. I got some yarn. But just a little. Well not as bad as it could have been. I think there was also a knitting cruise on Tahoe somewhere in there as well... but that seems a lifetime ago.
The other stuff I was doing wasn't so much fun, though it was a very good use of my time. I am destashing my life. Yarn, books, STUFF. Anything that I don't need, want or is bringing me down has got to go.
Excluding sock yarn and lace weight yarn I have set more than half of my yarn aside. I've also examined WHY I bought the yarn. That shit is stopping now. (I won't go into all that here...)
I just need to sell the yarn now that I've sorted it.
But first I need to finish helping a friend of mine with her destash sale. She has all kinds of kick ass sock yarn and other stuff she is getting rid of. Once we are done processing photos and uploading it all I'll post about it here. Basically if you have a thing for nice yarn and want a deal you might be interested.
On top of the yarn destash I did a book destash. I got rid of 9 paper grocery bags full to the top of books I've read and have decided not to read again.
There was also 7 bags full of past xmas presents from family that do not know me as well as just stuff that I don't use. Such as the Tweety Bird waffle maker, the coffee pot that I have never been able to make a good cup of Joe with and a multitude of other items that have no place in my home.
I feel much better about all that, but it has only spurred me on to want to clear out more stuff that is suffocating me. Now my house isn't full to brimming with stuff. But what I have is too much for me. As I get older I just want less and less. I can't deal with the expectations of all this stuff. All I need are my honey and kitty here with the few things I love and can use.
There is a Darth Tater here on top of the CD player. His days are numbered. Unless he gets a job and starts paying rent or starts doing something useful his ass can't stay here. All he does is collect dust which then I have to deal with. Sorry Darth get the fuck outta my house. o.0
So that's partly what I've been up to.
But then again I've always sorta gone through various obsessions and distractions to the next. Whack? Outta that shit. Balance? Never heard of it.
In knitting news I did sign up for that Olympic thing. Didn't finish though I'm almost done with a scarf for my brother out of it. Meh. I have enough pressure on me without knitting deadlines. Seriously.
So that's what the what over here.
How YOU doin? /Joey
Feast or Famine... I wonder if I will now post everyday for a week and then leave for a month or what... I guess we'll see what happens. I'd like to get back into the habit of posting a few times a week. I just hate to always post about how I'm busy or hate people. Though they are both true. *L*