Today I had nothing specific planned and, boy, am I glad I did. I needed today to simply be. It’s been a busy week and I’m still recovering from Covid and am finding that this time my energy is lower than the first time. I worked two days in the store this week and taught on Friday. It was good to be back at work and after three weeks away and it was really tiring. Add in my normal “chores” at home and add in many of the chores that my husband isn’t able to manage yet, and I have had a very full week. I needed to day to stay in my pajamas and do “nothing”.
And “nothing” I did. I’ve been up in my studio working on the store email newsletter and getting my calendar caught up for the week. I hope we can have coffee on the porch before I have to go in to work for a staff meeting. I’m working an extra day this coming week, too.
I’ve been in a bit of a knitting slump. I finished and sent off the socks for my brother’s birthday and I’ve gotten about two thirds of the way through the back of my granddaughter’s romper. I’ve finished the knitting on her sweater but I haven’t felt like working on either piece. I took the Arne & Carlos Advent Jumpers to work yesterday and didn’t pull any of my projects out. Instead, I attempted a crochet sample for the store. After several false starts, I’ve (maybe) admitted defeat. I’m not sure if it’s me or the pattern that needs help but I’ll take it to the staff meeting tomorrow and see what the crew thinks. I think I’m doing what I’m supposed to but it’s not looking like the photograph on the pattern.
Today I cast on a new project. I bought the yarn online … where I found 11 balls of the black colorway that I “needed” to have for this cardigan. I bought the pattern several weeks (months?) ago and haven’t cast on. Today I did. I swatched a bit and then just decided to knit the sweater. If it doesn’t fit, I’ll be surprised. I was at gauge in most of the patterns of the swatch so it must be ok. I’ll be knitting the Three Season Cardigan by Wool and Pine in the Katia Concept Cotton-Merino yarn. In black! I had to!!!
I’ve enjoyed being in the zone today, concentrating on my knitting and the yarn passing through my hands. I needed this today. Photos will come soon.