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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?