This week was low on knitting. I've been having late night love sessions with the second sock from the long overdue fall pair. Seriously, the more I knit a sock, the more I love sock knitting.
Sometimes when I'm feeling sorry for myself I go into my stash and touch sock yarn.
I never said I wasn't a weirdo.
I am so excited about socks, my novice sock knitting self has decided to KAL for Mr. Dress Up
(which is a lovely free pattern!) with the Wandering Cat Yarns group
. I'm just waiting for my yarn (I really wanted to use Wandering Cat) which should be here VERY soon. And socks I can cast on anytime. Tee hee! Exciting sock times.
The work week is just not really conducive to bigger projects.
There have been some epic parenting battles going on in our home. Lots of discussions on discipline, consistency and consideration. There have been gentle and not so gentle reminders that disappointment is a part of life, and the frustration and even anger one feels is okay. However it's one thing to feel these things, it's another thing to not manage it. Don't be mean, don't take it out on others, don't be self destructive (or kick your wall). As I told my friend Harrigan, that's too close to being "that guy". Or 10 years or so away from being "that a**hole at work".
We are trying do to better with our one son legacy (and myself!) than that... and try and put some good and better in our society. Wish me luck!
Anyhow that whole domestic thing is takin' up a little time and brain power.
A long weekend approaches and I will knit the Great Divide
. (My Sister's Knitter and Wee Pleasures have both featured this knit!)
I didn't have enough yarn in my stash for the Downton Abbey KAL shawl so ... meh. Path of least resistance. So much to knit, you know?
I am still planning on Cecily, but I don't currently have the right yarn quantities for the exact pattern, I'm sure I can modify, but do I want to? Debating makes a patten lose it's luster sometimes.
And remember all that jabberwocky about knitting from the stash first? Yeah, well that photo up there is a little proof that stash knitting might need to be an every other project kind of thing ...
As my mother says in a fabric store, "Self restraint? What's that?"
*but wait till you see the bold bright colors of my Great Divide!