It’s been awhile. Most of it has to do with my internet connection – or lack there of. I was able to pick up a free signal…if I stood out on my porch and the wind was right. So while I was able to check my email & such, it made blogging a bit more of a pain. And really, I didn’t have much to blog about. Oh I have been knitting – just not finishing a darn thing. So really, even if I did bring my computer to the coffeeshop to sit down and write, I didn’t really have much to say.
And really at this moment, I still don’t. I finally have a internet connection I can actually use in the house but I feel at a loss. You’d think, with no job & not much of a social life, I would have multitudes of FOs to show off. Wrong. I have none. Part of it is the fact it’s been absolutly beautiful and I’ve been trying to take care of the yard.
The yard has taken up a lot of my time – with the exception of a couple of trips CoffeeBoy & I took out here, it hasn’t been cared for in over a year. Not to mention, this is the first time I’ve lived alone in a house with a yard to keep up with. So it’s been quite an experience.
Another factor is general restlessness. I knit for a bit, then I have to get up & do something else. I don’t know if it’s the projects I’m working on, or what. Maybe I need an instrant gratification project or something.
I did finish a sock.
But instead of casting on for its mate like I normally do, I co for a pair of socks for CoffeeBoy.
Mostly because I’m doing quite a bit of reading and it’s so much easier to work on the borring stockinette while reading than trying to mess with a pattern.
The yarn is the newest in the Bare line at KnitPicks – the Superwash Merino/Alpaca blend and it is as lovevly as it sounds. My worry is CB washing & drying them – though they are superwash, I worry about his tendency to just throw everything in the dryer – he did that with the first pair of socks I made him & he thinks they shrunk up a little. Sigh. Good thing I love him.
I’ve been making some inroads on setting up the house…to the surprise of no one, I had to get my yarn out in the open right away.
It just made me happy to have it all out. I put the shelves up myself – my father would have been so proud (he was a woodworking guy – I still have much of the furniture he made me). Between the yard & shelving I’ve been putting up, Home Depot has become my best friend. It’s also right next to my gym – where I’m pleased to say I’ve been making a concious effort to go at least 5 times a week.
So that’s a brief update of what’s been going on – hopefully now with much easier internet access, I will be around more. To end, here’s another pretty flower from my yard
Happy Earth Day!