Now, it could be the fact that I can see HWWV bobbing his head up and down and mouthing the words to "Rebel Yell" in my peripheral vision that is making it difficult to write this post, so bear with me.
It could also be the fact that the "W" on my keyboard decided to malfunction (on the dreaded intermittent basis) last night. At first, I was convinced that food was NOT lodged under the laptop keyboard because I blew it with that condensed air stuff like crazy. But now that my wireless mouse, the one I attached along with the new plug-in keyboard I just bought, is malfunctioning too, well, a gal's gotta check it all out and be honest.
So I'll be honest: The reason the mouse isn't working is that it is most likely lodged with a chunk of quesadilla from last night's dinner (I'm using Girlfriend's kitchen table place mat as a mouse pad). Further, the reason the "W" is malfunctioning just might be more than from overuse. It might be from over-eating.
It is probably a misplaced crouton, or perhaps a caper particle that is wedged under my "W." And, sheesh. Now I'm wondering if that guy I spent an hour this morning convincing that the malfunction was from overuse (after all, my name starts with the letter, and so do many of my favorite words, like "Well," "Wonder," Wool," "Wouldn'tcha'," "Wonky," "Whatnot," and "[W]OY?) will be the guy who ultimately gets my lap top in the repair shop and dislodges a hot dog slice, or worse, a dried piece of martini olive and sends the thing back, unfixed, and unwarranted, and with a note scrawled in red, that says, "DON'T YOU KNOW NOT TO EAT OVER YOUR COMPUTER?"
So lots of stops and starts today. I found out one of my favorite yarns, Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Tweed, might be discontinued. What's up with that? I know that most of you prefer wool, and to knit with, I do, too, but I can't wear lots of it except for when I visit the Antarctic or maybe my OB/GYN's office; otherwise in these parts, I sweat like all get out, like in this pic.
But I'm in the minority. I'm sure wool is the bomb. But if you want a lightweight yarn that feels like it could be wool but it isn't totally--and you're not going to write a pattern to be published and have to put aside the lot like I just did--go to WEBS and get some. It's mighty drapey and kind of warm, and probably for most of you, it's stuff you can wear even in the spring, and the colors are nice, too. And, it's cheap.
BTW: As you might know, Sizzle will be part of the next Sexy Knitter's Club KAL. On the blog site, I have posted substitute yarns (this is not an exhaustive list, just some off-the-top-of-my-head list of suggestions, and you can visit the site, scroll down, and find a list even though you're not a member). I have also put a PDF on my sidebar under Pattern Updates that gives tips on converting the pattern to one in the round. But to be honest, I think it is less trouble to knit it in two pieces and seam it up later...