Now that I have your attention, I've got one thing to say:
I was worried about those high light standards, and well, all I can say is they're there, and they're lit. Impressed I ain't. Cue more crying...waaahhhhhhhhh!
Because my photography skillz are virtually nonexistent, (exposure? aperture? huh?), I wasn't able to capture the shot as it views to the naked eye, but the peak of our barn falls square in the middle of the above photo. I liked looking out of the window into darkness, but that's a thing of the past now.
While I embrace the progress that is NA30, I have mixed feelings about the encroaching urban environment. I don't want to end up the crazy old bitch who ends up padlocking herself to a barn while bulldozers move in to build yet another Walmart, but que sera, sera. Hopefully, I've got a few decades to plan my exit. Who knows how things will end up? Maybe the new infrastructure will direct new development away from us? Given our crumbling infrastructure, the "30 in 30 (years)" is a welcome change on the horizon. It's just too bad it had to change our view.
Not to let you down, I've got a UFO of a different kind to show you:
overly-explicit instructions, printed everything up, and pored over the material as though studying for an exam. I crocheted. I cut. Simple as pie. Why in dog's name did I procrastinate about this? I'll never know. The question that now begs to be asked is why am I procrastinating about picking up the 780 edge stitches? I suppose because it's 780 edge stitches. Why oh why do I do this to myself? Why? Anyone?
Actually, the above photo does serve a purpose, besides showing my wonderfully manicured digits. What it shows is the crochet steek with the central knit stitch exposed. This is my cut line. On the left hand side, you can clearly see the dark brown edge (half covered by crochet), where I piled my darks one atop the next, in a precise vertical line. This is not my first steeked project, but it is my first with 5 steek stitches. I started out with clear vertical light/dark/light/dark/light lines. Then neurosis struck, and I checked other Rams and Yowes projects on line. Seems many people chose to do a checker-board pattern in their steek, and being the proper sheep (punny me), I changed my modus operandi to the checkerboard pattern. WRONG. Wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start. Those clear light/dark lines are perfect for crocheting into, and the checkerboard pattern...well...not so much.
In doing clear vertical lines where you haven't staggered the colors, observe the nice proper easy-to-follow lines:
There you have it. The truth about UFO's. I'm so glad we had this little talk.
Now excuse me while I find another distraction to keep me from picking up those 780 edge stitches.