I bought Elizabeth Zimmerman's book "Knitting without Tears". Wow. Very eye-opening stuff. I've already loosened up my knitting. I've also mellowed my attitude and realized it's not a race. I tend to get so competitive and want to finish everything yesterday. It brought me back to why I like this habit in the first place!
So there I was, reading my new book in my old teenage bedroom at my parents house in Minnesota. For some reason, the bedrooms are quite cold so anything that is exposed, is pretty cold. Being a nifty knitter, I grabbed my scarf and wrapped my head in it so I could keep reading! Lovely! I actually fell asleep like that. Knitting book in hand, knitted scarf on head. Hilarious.
The snow on the ground and windchill in the air are seriously preventing me from exploring the LYS. Plus, my work load doubled. Even when I'm here I still use my mom's computer and my cell phone and sell travel. So, alas. I am thinking I won't make it to Zandy's. :-(
My mom is doing very well from her cataract surgery. Her eyesight has improved tremendously in that eye. Meanwhile, my dad is taking the heavy pain pills for his pain so he sort of fades in and out of conversations. He still chirps up with a wry comment once in a while to keep all of us on our toes.
ON THE NEEDLES: I unraveled my scarf and restarted it with Vogue Magazine's pattern for a cool scarf using a ribbed border that you finish and then turn sideways and knit into with a seed stitch. It's the first piece I knitted into and it was a breeze. I am loving it so much more now. I'm glad I restarted it!
The dreams of other projects sometimes overwhelm me. Yarns fade in and out like butter and sugary confections. I want to gobble them all up at once! The new book is definitely helping me to realize it will all get knitted.....ONE STITCH AT A TIME.
Mood: happy but overworked, hungry......no STARVING! and desperate for a cappuccino.
oh. speaking of which. Bam told me our beloved cap machine is leaking like crazy. this is very bad news. very bad news indeed. life without cappuccino is no life at all!!!!!!