Back to work!
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life

How to get back into the knitting:  (note that these are platters that are too big to go into my cabinets as you try to gauge the size of this project so far.)

1. Have a flu shot. (Note to self: you wear a bag now. Have the shot on the right arm. Ignore them when they ask if you’re right handed.  The cane’s on the left anyway, and you gotta have somewhere you can roll over to in your sleep. Get a clue.)

2. Have a day that requires getting up early.

3. Be engrossed in two really good books you can’t put down, while being tired enough and slightly achy from the shot that holding your arms up for hours, well, it just isn’t the day. Nor is the next.

4. Be so knit-deprived you can’t stand it, and the moment it’s a new day, you wake up feeling fine, the books are already read and that yarn’s still waiting, you get through twelve 400-stitch rows of Fino laceweight right then and there.  And the day’s not over.

The books were very worth the time spent, but there’s something to be said for the motivating effects of you-can’t-have-it-yet.

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That looks like a very yummy dish! When will it be ready for consumption?

Comment by Ruth 09.29.09 @ 11:16 pm

My, my. So that’s the plate before you?
Eat well, drink much and may the yarn bend well to your will. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 09.30.09 @ 4:32 am

Well, you’ve finished the books, but the way to manage is large pillow on your lap, and book on pillow.

Knit on, oh eager knitter! Your readers await your progress.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 09.30.09 @ 5:12 am

A day when you learn nothing is a day wasted. You can be proud of yourself for making the most of each day you have! 🙂

I didn’t know you could knit angel hair!!!

Add a spoonful of smiles and a handful of love? I to am curious to see what this will become.

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 09.30.09 @ 5:21 am

That does look like a “crustless” wad of angel food cake!

Be kind to yourself… you’ve had a lot to adjust to this year, physically. A flu shot in the wrong place that leads to some reading, followed by inspired knitting doesn’t sound like the worst thing ever!

Comment by Channon 09.30.09 @ 6:08 am

It does indeed look scrumptious! I can’t wait to see it after you perform the blocking magic on it 🙂

Comment by TripletMom 09.30.09 @ 6:33 am

heh. Yarn spaghetti. Lovely. Just don’t drop the marinara on it.

Comment by Carol 09.30.09 @ 9:08 am

Glad you have it all planned out for your flu shots. Great tips!! I sure hope everyone gets a flu shot. I always get mine.

Comment by Joansie 09.30.09 @ 9:08 am

Nothing beats planning like that. Keeps the mind focused.

Huma —

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
Erma Bombeck

Comment by Don Meyer 09.30.09 @ 9:54 am

Tasty sweet and frothy. Pity ‘taint angel food cake or angel hair pasta–or rather, ’tis better! Your knitting lasts so much longer.

Comment by LynnM 09.30.09 @ 10:55 am

Hmmmmm…. wonder what the pattern is?
I love your suspenseful blog posts :-}

I’m knitting/creating my Alison-inspired 360 degree circular shawl pattern today! But I’m using Aran-wight yarn on #11 and #13 needles LOL

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.30.09 @ 12:07 pm

In so many things, absence truly makes the heart grow fonder, eh?

Comment by twinsetellen 10.03.09 @ 7:17 am

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