Rob and I spent four hours last night (in addition to three hours already spent on this) figuring out — because, natch, the evil TurboTax does NOT help with this part — that we owe $40 in penalties on our taxes. I think we finally finished our taxes around midnight-thirty.
Right before we started on this delightful task, I had discovered that the Universe Wants Me to Fix The Sweater Arm. I'd missed a couple increases as I went along, on the left side only, towards the end of the increases. So I need to rip (about 1/4 to 1/3 of the arm), and while I'm fixing it, I might as well increase faster (every 4 rows instead of every 6) and end up with a shorter arm. (Well, and then I'd better remember to do the other one the same way.)
I was not fool enough to try to set up for the rip in the middle of the night.
But then I got a great birthday gift from the generous (and witty) April: a gift certificate for Elann.com, enough for a sweater!
I am no fool.
I spent it immediately.
I feel much better.
20 skeins of Elann Quechua (65% alpaca, 35% Tencel) in Vicuña. I realize it seems plain, but I have three worn-out cardigans in this color and I wear a cardigan every darned day.
Plus with the Tencel it'll have a sheen like no one's business.
Ahhhhhh. Thank you, April.