Full confession: Every once in a while, I kind of cheat on an FO Friday because it's fun to play along, and even though I don't have a whole project done, I still want to take part. This, you might have guessed, is one of those weeks. (ETA: I remembered that I don't need an actual FO to hook up with Fiber Arts Friday, so I'll semi-cheat over there, too)
Look! A puff!
It's made from Noro, and though it's pretty huge compared to its compatriots, it's pretty and ocean-y and I kind of love it.
Here is the (pathetically small) pile-o-puffs (5!):
So um... that's all that I managed to finish this week. But I have an adventure to share, too! That counts for something, right?
The background: In college, Mr. Right and his buddies were in Arizona, where there are all sorts of abandoned mines laying around. They spent lots of their spare time exploring the tunnels. I think he's crazy for doing this.
Fast forward to Christmas day, 2011. Mr. Right declares that we're going to go check out the old mine we spotted last time we went four wheeling. I tell him he's crazy. We go anyway, probably because he's called me a wuss or something and I have way too much pride. Stupid pride.
This particular mine isn't too bad, since the main shaft is high and wide and it's also fairly dry inside. (Caveat: I don't recommend doing this -- it's crazy -- and we had some super duper flashlights and also an oxygen monitor with us)
So we walk a while.
It's pretty uneventful though as this shaft only goes a few yards before ending. The scariest part? Climbing back down. I sing Jesus Loves Me, which is what I tend to do when I'm totally freaked out. It helps.
On we go down the main shaft until the water that's suddenly appeared gets too deep for my "water-resistant" boots. I stop and hang out while Mr. Right and his "water-proof" boots keep going a while longer. I'm not too worried since I can still see his light. The tricky thing about mines, though is that it's soooooo dark that you can see light for a really, really long way. Much longer than you can hear sound.
So I'm standing there humming Jesus Loves Me (less freaked out now, but still a little bit), and waiting for him to come back, and 10 or so minutes later, I hear this crazy galloping sound and see him running toward me full tilt. I figure he's being chased by a bear or something and get ready to start running, too. But it turns out he's been yelling to me and asking if I'm okay for the last few minutes and hearing no response. He's pretty sure I've passed out or died of fear. But it's just that he was way too far away for me to hear him.
So now that everyone's reunited and confirmed alive, we decide to end this little adventure and hike out, while I explain to him in detail how many yarn stores he's going to have to visit to make up for this. It's a lot. He thinks I'm crazy.