Thanks to all who expressed important concern about my need to have the new yarn in hand as soon as humanly possible. I did indeed greet my mailman at the front porch, throwing open the door and yelling "My yarn!" when I saw him coming up the stairs. He did an excellent job of keeping his game face on, but I suspect that my enthusiasm was unexpected.
In other news, some people have taken a liking to spending a good deal of time at the dining room table "having a snack." This is an excellent location for extended hang-outs as far as I'm concerned because it minimizes both cat chasing and crawling into the bathroom at top speed and slamming the door before grown-ups can catch up. Everybody wins- cat included.
Also, it is zero degrees outside right now. Zero.
The Pioneer Woman has a nice post up about Ginny right now, and I would definitely recommend checking it out. And not just because it is fun to see an Alphabet Glue project in action (the acorn boats!) on such a hugenormous website. That is nice, of course, but nicer still is Ginny, and it is cool to see her lovely little corner of the internet being shared with a wider audience. I think that I have mentioned this before, but Ginny and I do a good bit of emailing back and forth and really, she is just an exceptionally kind person.
Alright, then! Off to knit a gauge swatch! Again. Remind me that I should always start at least one needle size up from the one recommended in the pattern, eh?