Friday, April 5, 2013
I am working hard to rejuvenate my mojo, re-energize it, find it. I have the 2-days-of-yoga achy muscles to remind me that I got up off my fat ass to do more than get a snack this week, and I love it. I plan to do it again and pretty soon my muscles will work and not hurt. That'll be a good day.
Last night after supper I sewed up a child's messenger bag for the Big Sister of the New Baby I knit those two recent baby hats for. It is freaking awesome, if I do say so myself. I had the exactly right upholstery fabric in my stash, there was even a coordinating stripe for the pockets and strap. I skipped the Velcro flap closures but added another pocket on the outside. Everybody likes pockets, especially kids who always have important things to put in them.
The other night I frogged the few rows of badly knitted Wrap & Go shawl and started over. This time I was smart and put in stitch markers and I'M LEAVING THEM IN so I don't find extra stitches creeping in like before. This is the first time I'm using lace weight and it's a challenge to knit it. Thank god I remembered that I own US10.75 Knit Picks Harmony straights which are adequately pointed for the task. I'm doing my best to sew and knit with what I have (although I did get a book about sewing bags at Barnes & Noble this morning but I used a gift card so it wasn't like really buying) so I was determined not to buy bigger pointy needles.
I so enjoyed drawing at the museum in Sheboygan a couple weeks ago so I got myself a copy of Wreck This Journal at B&N too. I will be getting the colored pencils out of the box under the bed as soon as I post this. No page will be safe.
I also got myself a treat: a little 3x5 Moleskin notebook with unlined paper. I love unlined paper to write on. See, I'm too German and rule-bound to write across lines but if there are no lines I could write any which way. I usually don't, but I COULD and that's what I like.
I've been working on my latest boot sock. I really like the yarn. I think I'm about 10 rounds from decreasing for the toe. I'm sure I'll get it done in time to wear it before it's too warm for a thick sock. (god, what did I just do? did I wish for the cold to last longer? I need to lie down with a cool cloth on my forehead)