At least sometimes life and knitting can be described as such. Not to mention that spring has sprung and my backyard has turned in to a cauldron of mud n’ poo. The weather is a little warmer and the snow seems to have abated for now. I took Chief out for a little test walk yesterday, he loved being outside and scanning the neighborhood for critters. I was a little worried about him last week. Apparently he was tearing around the backyard and either slid on the ice and fell or slid in to something, like the garage, and hurt his back. It was so tender that when I touched it he started flinching and yipping. After 3 days of aspirin twice a day and heat, he seemed to be close to normal and now he appears to have recovered fully.
Slogging through the mud knitwise…I am still working on the same 3 projects that I’ve had going for the last few months. I am making progress but it’s slow. So of course the best thing for me to do is start another project right? I needed a kip project, something that I could do at knit night without too much thinking. I decided to use the $1.08 100% French angora to make a scarf, a simple feather and fan lace would show it off nicely and not tax my foggy middle aged brain.
I finished another pair of “at work” socks. I usually work on socks during my lunch hour. I used my stock and standard pattern with a picot cuff using Opal Rainforest . I love the asymmetry.
As for personal mud slogging I just feel like I’m in a rut. I don’t know if it’s the weather or my AGE or what but it just seems like getting up in the morning is in itself a challenge. My thinking is certainly muddied. I did something really d-u-m the other night. I went to the monthly knitting and martini’s group and ended up leaving the restaurant without paying my tab! I didn’t even realize it till I was half way home. Since it’s not exactly around the corner I called when I got home and settled my bill. Granted it was my long work week and I had 2 martinis in me but damn.
On my agenda for today, a little self study. I am re-taking, in the comfort of my family room, the course that I missed out on due to a loud and obnoxious ACW. As you can see I am procrastinating by blogging and contemplating what to have for lunch.
Everyone have a great week and try to remember where you left the car keys……