Monday I didn’t get out of the office until almost 9:30, but Tuesday I scampered out at an easy-peasy 6:00! Chapter five eased through the brushing up process with little to no kicking and screaming, so I treated myself to a few hours in the yard, followed by a few hours in a chair, knitting a scarf for Thing Two. I’m going to try to put his name on it, so we’ll see how that goes. Sort of make it look athletic. I need something to pick him out of the crowd, and this might help.
I almost hate to admit it because it sounds so old-ladyish, but I love to knit. I taught myself out of a book when I was about 12, too impatient or independent to let my mom teach me. (I wanted a Dr. Who scarf, darn it.) I stole her needles, though. -evil grin- Once you have the basics down, it really can be a rather complicated, precise art, especially when you start going off pattern. I’ve learned how to knit a tube with two regular needles instead of four or five double-pointed, which is really cool because I can make double-layered hats, mittens, and scarves with no seams at all. And that’s where my expertise is–hats, mittens, and scarves. -laugh- And that’s okay with me.
This morning my back is achy, but it’s not from moving rocks in the yard. It’s from sitting in that comfy chair, knitting. Go figure.