Well, I haven't actually been on my butt--in the sense of being on one's butt that is. Because, unless you have one of those desks you stand at or walk under (treadmill, ha ha), one has to sort of be on their butt to work in this business. But you know what I mean. Yeah, I've been sitting on my butt for two years writing a book and knitting for it. I don't knit while standing too often unless I have to hop up because one of the dogs begin to sound like they might throw up, but generally speaking, yes, I have been on my butt--actively--yet, I've been only focused on one thing for a long, long time: writing, knitting, procrastinating, swatching, and not cleaning the house.
Something did happen a few weeks ago, though. It was like the clouds parted and my brain decided that it was okay to let an old love in. So, I began to start knitting for fun again. Without realizing it, that is. (See photo above. This is the first mindless, happy, fun and easy design that I just knit and jotted down for the heck of it. Girlfriend won't take it off.)
And this is a good thing. One always wants a job that they enjoy. And yes, I do enjoy what I do. But knitting hasn't been a hobby for me for a long, long time. It has been a job, although a job that I enjoy.
Which brings me to allllll the things that I did in between finishing the book (which I will tell you more about soon) and absent mindedly picking up the needles for fun again. I:
- Embroidered like a mad woman
- Folded paper folders for which I have almost no use (but, but. . . I have a bone folding tool!)
- Continued embroidering those crazy balls
- Sewed stuff, like lots of stuff
- Nagged Girlfriend to stuff the stuff under her bed into a box for sorting
- Planted about twelve poppy plants
- Decided that all I want to cook and eat are two fares: Mexican and Indian
- Made lots of pickles
I also decided to try something new that I told you about last week: Entrelac. The capelet is finito. And here it is, in all its glory, along with some spiffy sweat pants, a tank top, and a top knot that will knock your socks off. (A KAL/CAL will be announced soon. It will be a super-fun knit and I will love to see all the color combos people come up with.)
Sorry you don't have a great view here. It's just that I have a need to photograph pretty much everything in front of my gold mirror after I get home from the gym. Plus, the lighting is good in that room. (Despite the hobo-chic attempt at fashion. *No disrespect to hobos intended*)