The Church of Bluegrass, Day 2

Here’s what I accomplished last night. There would have been more, but I was knitting in the dark, and had to do a few rows over.

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It is too bigger. Go look at the last post and check.

And in the spirit of full disclosure, this is NOT the Ladybug Rainforest yarn that I have been calling it. It is Opal, and it was in my stash. After I got to the first yellow stripe, I thought, hmmmm. Then that big stretch of red, and the repeating blue and yellow stripes. Hmmmm. So I got out the ball band, searched through my Access database*, and discovered that this is a different Opal color scheme. I called it Candy when I entered it into the database. I don’t know if that was something I made up, or the real color name. Opal just puts numbers on the ball band. This one is 518.

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Pretty, but not ladybugs. So I’m now officially changing the name to the Opal Candy Stripe Socks.

Wintergrass was toe-tappingly good last night. My pick of the evening was the all-girl Uncle Earl. They even have a clogger-girl. How can you not like them? They’re playing again this afternoon, so I need to go get my butt in the shower.

It will be partial daylight for this afternoon’s shows, so I might get some noticeable progress done!

*Yes, I have an Access database of all my yarn. It includes the yarn, manufacturer, color, yardage, gauge, what I intended to use it for, fiber content, and a photo of each yarn. I also have my storage boxes numbered, with a number beside each entry so I can find it easily. It’s a beautifully obsessive-compulsive work of art.

Ok, Ok. Here’s a screenshot of my database.

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And a little research reveals that the Opal #518 comes from the 2002 Collection. I apparently made up the name.

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

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The Church of Bluegrass, Day 2 — 10 Comments

  1. I’ve got to do something similar. Ripping open Rubber Maid containers and throwing yarn around the room is no way to find yarn for the next project.

  2. I really need that database. Google searches will commence when I hit *enter*. I have a post-ski season goal now. Yarn and needles in dB.

  3. I so am in love with your obsessive ways with the database. You know, I just graduated college last May. I took Access. And all those other lovely Microsoft Office programs. You’d think I’d use them, wouldn’t you? All of my other files have to be just so. I mean I have an Excel file for my Stephen King books. The ones I have, need and all he has written. You’d think I would have thought of putting the yarn in one too.
    And my to-do list just keeps getting bigger.
    🙂

  4. That database is amazing.
    I’ll have to dye some ladybug yarn. Red and black with little orange ladybug-poop bits for interest?