I started writing this post and I realized that it was going to sound just like a hundred other posts I've written.
"Life is a whirlwind."
"So busy lately."
"Not much knitting."
And yes, life has been mind-numbingly busy lately. But I have to admit, it almost always has been for me, and probably always will be. I thrive on busy. I love juggling a million different things, and if I don't feel adequately challenged, I am miserable and miserable to be around, and it's not long before I fill up my time to the point that I am *busy* again.
(Side Note: This is exactly the reason I started knitting. I quit a job where I was working a million hours and almost every weekend, and BOOM all of a sudden I had more free time than I could handle. Knitting practically saved me from going out drinking every night because I didn't know what else to do with myself. Up until that point, being in my early twenties, that's what we did for fun. We worked a lot, and when we weren't working, we went out for drinks. It was fun while it lasted.)
Busy this past week has looked something like this:
It's springtime! It's time for friends, and dinners, and ducking out of work for an afternoon of sushi and leaving drinks, and rounds of golf, and the true herald of spring, as seen above, the first lobster dinner of the season. No quite warm enough to have been eaten outside, but nice enough to have all the windows open to air out the place. (Picture courtesy of Kim. You know, my awesome friend Kim I always talk about, but can't convince to learn to knit.)
This time of year gets my blood flowing. I want to see all my friends that I haven't seen in months because it's been too cold, too dark to want to leave the house. There are book signings, and sleepovers and family parties and I love them all.
Unfortunately, this sort of busy usually means not a lot of knitting.
In fact, there's been negative knitting.
Hourglass this weekend:
Hourglass last night:
In doing my first picot edge for my Jaywalker, I learned how to hem using a provisional edge, picking up and K2tog. I wish I had learned this BEFORE I cast on for Hourglass, because I was really unhappy with my cast on edge, and had serious concerns about how nicely it would seam up.
And so on Sunday night I unceremoniously ripped the whole thing. I'm not really upset about it... it's mindless stockinette that goes fairly quickly, and as it's my first sweater for myself, I want it to be perfect, because I know me. Something like that would bother me to no end, and the sweater would never see the light of day.
This yarn is way too gorgeous to sit in the back of a closet people.
Gotta run! It's 70 degrees out and I'm off to grab lunch with a friend. It might be the last normal work lunch I ever grab in Boston.