So after I wrote that lovely blog about my selfish knitting, it came back to bite me in the ass.
I F***ed up Maude, AGAIN.
I F***ed up Sarcelle and decided I hated it in Helen's Laces...and that on those needles it would take an ETERNITY to knit.
And I decided I hated the Dale of Norway rectangle shawl. All of this happenend in about 5 minutes last Friday night. My answer...to have a Spring rebirth.
I put Maude away again. When I saw Courtney the other day and she could see the look of sadness on my face, she was sure maybe one of the dogs had eaten it...I WISH FINN WOULD EAT MAUDE! (that is a little dirty isn't it!)
I decided to put these projects that were not, 1) bringing any joy to my knitting life 2) sucking my will to live and 3) were making wonder why I knit at all, far, far away.
Into the stash I dove, and I found the gorgeous Peacock color Alpaca Silk that Wendy and Robin gave me for my birthday last year. I looked at my Ravelry Queue and decided this would become Lotus Blossom. So far so good. I will certainly buy Fiddlesticks knitting patterns again...very easy to follow; great charts etc. I'm almost done with chart 2 of 5 and I LOVE IT.
I also put together 2 awesome colorways of Socks that Rock for a Chevron Scarf (Last Minute Knitted Gifts). This will be my airplane knitting...oh yeah, going to Tennessee this week.
I also purchased Seraphim and will be starting that in Helen's Laces, colorway Devon. I'm feeling better all in all about my knitting abilities and my love of the craft. Now if I could just stay away from the Koigu silk blend...
In other news
My neighbors are driving me crazy. They hate all dogs...especially those that bark...oh wait, that IS all dogs. Eliza Jane seems to know JUST how to push my buttons and make me feel crabby and angry and vulnerable. Bottom line is, I live here, I have 3 dogs...sometimes there are six dogs...I didn't buy this house to be surrounded by screaming children...but 10 years later, I am surrounded my lots of little ones...so I'm thinking, should I start calling her everytime her kids cry? She also has a tendency to embellish the situations...bottom line is BEATCH, that I was home much of the day yesterday and the dogs WERE NOT BARKING all day. F***ing get a life! It is NOT A TSUNAMI!
My IBS is raging again (TMI I know)
Did I mention I'm going to Tennessee on Thursday...? ugh...
One good thing, I went to the Phils game last night and saw Cole Hamels pitch a JEM of a game...Phils won 7-1...it was awesome. Even better, Jen scored us Bob's boss' seats...in the 14th row, behind Ryan Howard...it was SWEET!
So it seems, in general, that I have the April blahs...at least Sheep and Wool is only 3 weekends away...