Knitting. It's what I do. Even when I don't know what I want to do next, knitting is always there. Take this week, for example...this week has been one of those weeks that I just don't feel like doing anything. It's summer, but it's not super hot (like it was last week)...there are activities available, but nothing seems all that appealing...I just feel a little blah. It's even been hard to get motivated to knit the things that are on my needles.
Whether it's PMS or half-life hormonal changes, I've been lacking motivation. There are just 2 more letters in the Alphabet Soup, the Baseball Sweater is only lacking it's second sleeve, and the Hitchhiker has been trying to thumb a ride to the knitting couch for several days, but none of that interests me.
However, since I know that knitting can cure almost anything, I finally tried casting on something new...a couple of doll blankets for a friend's granddaughters...and they are very pretty:
|Gauge swatch? On a doll blanket? Are you kidding?|
I think the bright colors have kept me going, but I almost quit on the purple one last week. I knit it to the proper length before checking my gauge to see if it was the proper width...why am I so against gauge swatches again?...and you know that I then had to rip the whole thing out and restart with fewer stitches. (Sigh!) The upside is that I know the pink and yellow one will be the proper width, right from the start! :) I guess that another upside is that I know the second blanket won't take me too long...after all, I've knit the purple one TWICE in the past few days! =P
There's always an upside, if you look for it. I've had to look extra hard this week (what's up with that?), but I think I can see a silver lining around the laptop screen...yay! Maybe looking at my Racing Hearts Socks will help:
|Princess sole, for more comfort walking or running.|
Hey, I think that DOES make me feel even better! I don't remember if I blogged the big finish when I bound off these socks, but I know I told you about the charity design. So, here they are finished. They're pretty sweet, if I do say so myself (and I do). :) All the links to the pattern and yarn can be found in THIS POST. It's pretty great stuff, if I do say so myself (and I do)!
Well, that's about it for today. Here's hoping your "hump-day" is better than ho-hum. Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!