Well, with this guy it was totally casual, he had no obligations whatsoever, just a physical thing. Then he told me he was seeing someone, and I was like ‘why not me?’ Plus a whole lot of other thoughts, some of them toally psycho.
You know what helped? Telling myself that he will eventually break up with this chick, and he will regret not choosing me once he was ready to date, and will make his move with me. Now I actually know he won’t (probably), but pretending it will happen has really helped me! I haven’t cried since I told myself that being with her will show him what bitches most women are, and one day he’ll see how amazing I am (seriously, to a guy, I have ALL the qualities he’d want in a girlfriend, I am a great catch)! Am I just coincidentally over him in 3 days? I doubt it. It must be how I have told myself he’ll want me soon, and somehow persuaded myself! I must remember to keep that for next time a guy breaks my heart, because it’s seriously working so far.
The Cleckheaton stuff, I have so far found to be okay, but it is mostly average. Like 100% wool/ Cleckheaton 8 ply and 12 ply, especially the silk stuff - with about 15% silk? - is exactly what you’d expect, and for 100% wool or 85% wool, it’s what you’d expect. Cleckheaton Country, and Country Naturals. When I say average, that’s how much I like it, but I’m sure that for 8 ply or 12 ply pure wool, it’s what you’d expect.
The stuff I mentioned that I absolutely LOVE is the Merino Supreme, 100% merino wool. When I squeeze it it has this springiness, like it actually resists me and puffs back up strongly! I strongly recommend that you have a look and feel of this if anyone near you sells it. Soft to the touch as well.
I didn’t get done too badly on the beginner stuff that’s hideous, I bought a lot of stuff thought that is nice when knitted, and I looked at it and thought ‘that would be gorgeous in a garter stitch scarf! Pretty wool without any stitch pattern/hard work!’
The thing is… garter stitch bores me now, I have been knitting about 10 months. I like lace, stitch patterns etc. (now).
So this nice novelty stuff is sitting in the bookcase! I also got some nice stuff from The Warehouse, surprisingly enough (that’s like K-mart but even more so!). Some pretty half-acrylic stuff with metallic bits, and some fuzzy but not eyelash pink stuff my friend would love.
I did like the Moda Vera Piuma and Caramella, gorgeous colours/textures. The other Moda Vera stuff I bought was nice, but nothing special.
That stuff you got, was it like railroad tracks? And called ‘Salsa’? I have a few balls of that to knit the poncho for which they provided free patterns. Maybe one day…