Here's the mail, it never fails!
It makes me want to wag my tail!
When it comes I want to wail...
Also, I have completely distracted myself from the original reason for the post. Did you know that Steve Burns (Steve from Blue Clues) started a band?
He left the children's television show when he started getting a bit old, thought he couldn't make a future of being a kid's show host, and also... he was losing his hair.
And then there was Joe that took over.
Fuck you, Joe. You aren't Blue's real dad.
Where was I?
Oh, yeah. Mail!
So when I left for Australia, I laid out everything out that I was going to bring with me as fast as I could. I picked out all the things that seemed to have survived the mold. (My yarn stash... did not.)
Also, while I have you here, hot tip:
Never- ever- ever- NEVER... put your furniture flush against your walls.
If you have a leak in your walls, you will not know until it spreads past said furniture. And by then, it is too late.
Dammit. I got sidetracked again. I might... have had a little too much coffee this morning.
As I was saying before my brain so rudely interrupted me:
I remembered to pack my bed canopy. Hair dye. Two (WHY TWO???!!) toothbrushes. Pom pom cat ears (I don't know, man). A full-size drone. A desktop PC. Lasers. A microscope. But what never made it into my bags?
You guessed it.
Not a single piece of my crafting supplies.
Wait, I take that back.
Embroidery thread? NAH.
A single piece of fabric? No fucking way.
My sweater with a swearing kangaroo untangling Christmas lights that has ACTUAL FUNCTIONAL LIGHTS IN IT THAT I BOUGHT SPECIFICALLY FOR WINTER IN AUSTRALIA? Forgot that, too.
So now I am rebuilding my craft stash from nothing. Which is exciting, really. And I will purchase things that I will actually use since everything here is so bloody expensive. No longer will I hoard floss and yarn thinking "maybe someday I will make something with this". I actually will have to plan projects.
God help me.
So my first purchase was knitting needles off ebay. Did you know ebay is still a thing? It is still a thing. And is way more affordable than Amazon is over here. Also, cheaper than the craft stores that want $25 for one set of needles. $10 AUD, free shipping, and a buy now button has gotten me EIGHTEEN PAIRS.
And in sizes I will actually use in circulars. First up? @sammosk's blanket I never finished. Maybe I will even finish it before winter ends over here.