it's never good to start the month with a "crisis," for heaven's sake. but i did. on my way out the door this morning i reached for my purse, my work bag, and my knitting bag, as i usually do. except this morning my knitting bag wasn't there. i thought maybe i left it in the car, except it wasn't there, either. then i tried to think back to the last time i specifically remember having it, which was tuesday night at wild oats. i ate dinner there, and after i ate, i worked on momma's dishcloth. ohmigod, did i leave it there??! luckily it's only a 2 minute drive to wild oats from work (with gas at $3.09/gallon i'm not going out of my way to get anywhere!). i went to work first, though, just to see whether i left it there on wednesday. lo and behold, my beloved knitting bag was there in my office in my spare chair. crisis over! i can't wait to get home tonight and knit my heart out. i'm in the decrease rows on clapotis but i think i mis-read the instructions for one of the rows several rows down so now i have to figure out how to make the rest of the pattern work without frogging because i don't exactly -know- where my mistake was and i'm SO close to being finished that i just can't bear starting over inches and inches below where i am now. boy was that a mouthful.
in other news, after a hellacious (is that a word?) time trying to get my car registration renewed yesterday, i decided to "treat" myself by stopping at one of my favorite yarn shops, which is in the same plaza as the license bureau. i ended up spending about $40, BUT all the stuff i bought was in the clearance bin (yay!). i got some nice plymouth yarn (colorspun and i forget what else) and a summer 2005 issue of IK, which is one of my new favorite knitting mags...i think i shall subscribe! anyway, i should be all set for a cozy winter of knitting, crocheting, spinning, sewing and ...?