I'm suffering from a little bit of knitting distraction - not only do I have several projects going at the same time, but I have some knitting homework that I need to do by the beginning of November. It's all good, but I keep flitting from one thing to the next...and with the knitting homework I needed, of all things, some "crochet string" which flummoxed me, until I remembered the giant tub of yarn goodies that my friend Erica had bestowed on me a couple of years ago. There were a couple of items that I wasn't sure what to do with, but had stowed them away, and sure enough:
I also need to knit up several swatches, and while I was looking for some suitable leftover yarn, I came across a couple of skeins of baby-colors yarn, which made me have to go searching for patterns for it. I found a cute little baby vest, but then read that the yarn pills a lot, so maybe I won't bother using it. Whatever the case, I don't need to go down that path right now...and yet, I can't help but be several projects ahead in my mind.
Yarn in question...do I use it and risk a finished product that pills, or do I donate it?
Along with the crochet string, I also need to bring a pair of 14-inch straight knitting needles. Now, I almost never knit on straights (I use circulars, even when I'm not knitting in the round), so I ordered a pair. I swear, I could have a sword fight with these, they're so long:
Good thing I'll be checking a suitcase - I don't think the TSA would let me on an airplane with these in my bag!
So thanks to my distracted mind, I haven't finished any projects. I have half a shawl, half a baby hat, and 3/4 of a sock done:
If I were a student, I'd be getting an "incomplete" grade right about now...
I wouldn't be surprised if I get both of these finished by the end of today. And you shouldn't be surprised to hear that I have more socks planned...I mean, why not? I have the yarn!
At the gift shop where I volunteer, we carry a lot of candy and snack food. I sell that stuff all day long and am rarely tempted, which is a good thing, right? Yesterday I worked my shift and came home for a late lunch, and wouldn't you know it, I suddenly wanted candy in the worst way. I don't keep it at home for obvious reasons, but I was really kicking myself for not getting that craving earlier, when I could have bought a treat. I'm sure it was for the best, but dang, that Baby Ruth was calling me big time!
We only (HAHAHAHA) have to run 9 miles tomorrow. The temps won't be as nice as they were for last week's 10 miler, but the humidity has eased up a bit, so all in all, it shouldn't be too much of a swampy sweatfest. And really, this is why I run:
It's what my friends do - and if I didn't run, I wouldn't get to see them!
Have a great weekend!