So I was talking with my Grandma J. the other day and she was asking if I ever keep anything I dye for myself. Yeah, every once in a while. How do I decide? Sometimes if I just really like something I've done, I'll keep a skein. Other times, this happens. 

 This is what happens at midnight the night before we have a trip. I still haven't packed because I'm cleaning the house ordyeing a last minute skein. I still need to get the dogs ready. I need to get up early. There is one skein left to wind and for some reason, it doesn't wind correctly. 

That's fine, I'll just rewind it. 

NOPE

It decides to become a giant tangled mess. This is actually a picture before it got too bad. This is the mighty skein I fought, tooth and nail, for another hour!

Being after midnight, and desperately wanting to get to sleep, I made sure it got done. This poor skein has probably thirteen knots where I rage snapped it and put it back together. Alex wisely stepped out of the room after the third snap. 

And that's the other way I keep skeins for myself. Once they get tie-togethers, those babies are mine! So this little skein is going to be part of the knit along project along with Stargazer!