First of all, thank you to everyone who left supportive comments or sent e-mails. I’m sorry if I scared anyone or left you with the impression that I was teetering on the brink of ultimate doom. I had simply reached my quota of stress and shut down.
But I feel better. And I feel productive too. I’ve been knitting constantly since I went AWOL.
My first Jaywalker sock is just a few inches away from being finished.
Sorry for the scary pale legs. But hey… at least I shaved before I took the photo.
Part of why I feel better might have something to do with the sheer amount of retail therapy that I allowed myself this past week.
2 skeins of Regia Nations (in Hufflepuff colors for the Hogwarts Sock Swap), 6 skeins of Koigu (I blame you Peeve! The addiction is contagious), 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces and a skein of Tofutsies.
We won’t discuss the new fun stress of an empty bank account. I’m very happy with my denial, thank you!
I’m thinking of doing a 3x2 rib for my Hufflepuff socks. I figure it goes with the house theme of steady and strong. I just hope that my swap buddy doesn’t think I flaked out on the pattern, not doing something more… dramatic. I was thinking another pair of jaywalkers but I’m not sure.
I’ve also made some serious progress on my lace shawl (you know… the one with 624 cast on stitches). I’m actually through the first two charts. But it’s going to have to wait until I finish the socks for my Hogwarts buddy before it gets any more attention from me.
And, as if yarn and sock and shawl progress aren’t enough to cheer me up, I’ve got Kari this weekend for hockey, a museum trip and Disney guess words.