Vacation was NOT an epic failure. We actually had a really lovely time. I was treated to many birthday dinners and many birthday margaritas. I might have worn the birthday sombrero more than once. This summer's vacation was the Grandparent World Tour. The boys got to see all their grandparents, including GGMa, who is their only living great-grandparent. It was a good trip. The driving went well and the boys were welcomed and spoiled at every stop. While on vacation, naturally I was knitting. On one of those sooper seekrit projects that I can't show you. But I can show you this:
Do you know what that is? It is an entire skein of Malabrigo Twist yarn which has been through a hot water wash and a full dryer cycle. It kind of looks like wooly blue brains. But wait, it gets better.
I was nearly finished with said object and had two skeins of yarn left that I had brought along. I was hoping to not have to break into them, but they were insurance, you know? My dear, sweet, lovely husband was doing laundry for us at my dad's house. I was rolling the clothes back up to be placed in suitcases. When I pulled out the monstrosity you see above.
I might have cried a little bit, I might have screamed. I will not admit to threatening my husband's life. Not yet. I was comfortable in the knowledge that I had a second backup skein. So I finished rolling up my half of the laundry and went back to doing some slicing for dinner.
That's when he found the second skein - in the same state. And then I very calmly told my sister to take the knife away from me through gritted teeth. There is no photographic evidence that I pointed the knife at him all "Psycho" like. No one recorded the threats on his life and appendages. So as far as I'm concerned it didn't really happen. And luckily for him I was able to finish the object without the 2 backup skeins. Very, very lucky for him.