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Recently Life conspired against me and I wasn’t able to knit for three straight days. I held myself and my sanity together pretty well. People who came into contact with the Jenn-Who-Isn’t-Knitting didn’t seem to notice much difference between her and the Jenn-Who-Knits-Whenever-You-Aren’t-Looking. Yes, a few were empathetic enough to get a troubled vibe off of me and ask if I was okay. I simply told them I was tired. They bought that and went on their way.
No one, no one at all, realized my hands were twitching, my eyes had that thousand-yard stare, and anyone who contradicted me was in danger of having their shin kicked really, really hard. What I’m saying is, I pulled off the normal act. For three days.
But it was exhausting. I don’t ever want to be Jenn-Who-Isn’t-Knitting again. She’s grumpy. Also she looses track of what she is supposed to be doing all the time because she keeps trying (and failing) to conduct a mental inventory of her entire yarn stash. I’d much rather be the Jenn-Who-Knits-Whenever-You-Aren’t-Looking. Speaking of which, while you weren’t looking I…
… finished up the front on my summer tee in CotLin DK. Now I just have to finish off the back and put in the over-the-shoulder straps.
But I had a lot of knitting time to make up so I also started a shawl in Noti Yarn.
Its an oblique triangle shawl/wrap. Its the kind of pattern that you start on three stitches and grow it out until its big enough. Or until you run out of yarn. Or until you’re sick of it and want to work on something else.
I’ve also been working on another new shawl. (What? Don’t laugh at me. Three days, my friend. And I didn’t murder anyone.)
Its going to be a short-rows-in-garter-stitch affair with blocks of contrast color. You know, one of those shawls that looks like a piece of modern art someone painted in 8 minutes and then sold for $743,000.
And then I started a crochet project. Its just a whimsical rectangle in Lover’s Knot with some Diadem Fingering.
Why? Because I’m in love with life again. I have my yarn and needles and hooks and the world seems like a pretty nice place. And no one is danger of getting kicked in the shins (at least not by me).
So whatcha working on?
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
33 Comments on "Making Up for Lost Time"
I’m watching it rain. Hasn’t rained in forever. All my time was spent with a garden hose and not yarn of any kind. I’m memorized by the rain, the sound of it and the wonderful smell. I can see my trees standing up taller already.
But. Rain in August means summer is almost over and I’d better get busy with the needles and hooks or I’ll regret it come winter.
That’s scary! You stay safe.
You can count on our prayers for all the flood victims. The LCMS is sending a team but we were told to wait until the situation settles down some. So hold on, help is on the way. Not me, I’m too old to do more that make a donation.
Glad to hear you are safe and dry.
You must be in Louisiana. From the news it looks bad, very bad. Hope you stay safe and dry. So many are displaced by the flooding and its truly wonderful that you are ready to take in someone.
Take care. And check back if you can.
I’ve spent so much of my life in the desert that I’ve learned to appreciate the rain too. I can watch it all day long.
I haven’t knitted for 2 weeks! And, when I tried to start up again today I found that I had lost 1 of my DPNs. So, I guess it is telling me something.
Its telling you to invest in more needles! lol If you have more needles than you can ever use, like me, you never notice when one goes missing, like me.
Hope you find your missing dpn.
You sound so much happier! I’m glad for you. Enjoying hearing about your projects and looking forward to seeing them closer to done. You’ll never see mine, I’m sure! They are great, but my computer and picture skills are not. Sorry. Want to come up to Michigan and visit and see a bunch of cool stuff? Come on.
Michigan? Brr! I’m not tough enough to live in Michigan. I would need to wear so many layers of knitting I could barely move around.
But it sounds like you are enjoying your projects. So nice to hear. Leave that computer stuff to other people. Computers are nothing but a time suck anyway!
I’m finishing some socks for my son-in-law. Just finished heel 1 and heel 2 is on the needles ready to knit. I think I’ll weigh the yarn balls to see how many grams I use for the heel. I’m guessing 5-6. Want to guess?
Ahhh! A knitter who works on both socks at once. That really is the only way. TAAT!
If I had to guess I’d say 6 g. Boys have big feet.
I played with grandkids. Then I worked on my sock yarn fingerless mitts! I’m wanting to start that garter stitch short rows shawl too!
kay. I just need to finsih it and then I’ll have teh pattern, lol. Its pretty brainless and everyone needs at least on brainless knit to work on for those times when you just need to zone out.