Okay, everyone...did you hear what happened? Maybe not. I feel like the ENTIRE world now knows how foolish I am but, hopefully, that's not true. This is my first experience with the consequences of being "too open". My hubby's been telling me for ages that I just "share too much"...that I'm "too open and trusting" with people and, sometimes (he tried to say this somewhat delicately) I have a "big mouth". Now, I know that he just MIGHT be correct (I say MIGHT).
After my last, unfortunate (one of the understatements of the week) blog entry...where I pretty much cussed out poor Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (who I'm sure you know is the awesome Yarn Harlot) for not thanking me for the handspun yarn I gave her at the WEBS yarn sale/book signing, I got an email from her (HER!!!) titled, "Whoo Hoo"....in which she basically explained that the yarn that I'd given her last month was shipped back home to her separately and that she just received it a few days ago. The package not only got soaked in all the rain, but (because of the wetness) the tags came off so she had no idea (or very little idea) who it was from. She'd been searching for days on the internet for the words "blueberry pie" and "sleepy" and "eyes". She was actually glad (!) that I'd written about her not thanking me because that's how she found my blog with all the key words in her search.
I have to say that I was not glad, but truly and utterly EMBARASSED that she read that (hence my conclusion that I MIGHT have a "big mouth") and I felt so bad....really bad.
Her email was extremely nice, thankful and apologetic (!!!...more guilt) and she said she loved the yarn and would use it in a baby sweater she was going to knit up. I then, after frantically emailing my ManchVegasKnitting group for help and advice (of which I got both...thank god for knitting friends...as well as comfort...from many....Laurin, Jackie, Melissa, Rose, to name only a few), emailed Stephanie back and told her I felt like a "sh*t" and hoped she didn't think I was some gigantic, gift-giving jerk. She emailed again (my hands were shaking as I clicked on the email...oh, jeez, what will she say in return?) and was so understanding that I almost cried with relief.
All I can do now is shake my head and say, "I'm only human". I have lapses of being a total jerk like everyone else, though I try REALLY, REALLY hard not to...I like to be a "nice, friendly, soft-ee" and occasionally a "doormat" if the situation calls for it and I don't mind at the time.
So, Stephanie....wonderful and talented and hilarious Steph, please accept my public apology for having a "big mouth" and not being patient enough to wait for your thanks....which, in my heart, knew would come. Since I am an impatient person by nature, my typing hands and crankiness got the better of me and for that I'm sorry. : (
If I could only go back in time (like in those Star Trek-y shows where they say, "Beam Me Up, Scotty"), I'd change what I wrote or just not write anything at all that day...or maybe something nice....like about creamy chocolate or bubble baths or that sexy guy from LOST...you know who I mean!
But, since that's not possible in the next 10 minutes, I will show you pics of the yarns I just dyed up...of which 2 sold immediately before they even made it to ETSY.
Here is a self-striping, fingering/sportweight sock yarn I dyed up for Jackie (who made me an incredibly cute sock bag in pink...yes, PINK!)...she asked for purple and yellow...which I named, "Denim, Lemons, and Lilacs"
This is another worsted weight, merino self-striping yarn that I made and sold to Lucille at knitting last night....it's called "SweetTarts" and is sooo soft...looks kinda similar to the first yarn I dyed but with more purple and green.
Another yarn...called "Kiss Me Softly"...is a mohair/wool/nylon blend and became even softer and fuzzier after dyeing...it's also a "pastel-y" color...so I'm going to try to do more jewel tones next...this one is space-dyed!
Finally, Donna (my Knitting Angel) asked if I could overdye her 18 (eek..18!) skeins of Tahki yarn...which is a cotton, silk, ramie and linen blend...about 1650 yards total...so here is the pile...looking and waiting for me to DO SOMETHING with it. I think I'll try creating a nice cobalt blue-ish, plum color. We'll see...I'd like to experiment with it....any ideas on how I could dye the whole 3.5 pound lot-o-yarn?
Let my sorry-ass experience be a lesson to all of you in Bloggerland....keep your damn big mouth shut when bitter, or at least slightly closed, while blogging.....