Oh my goodness! This really is my 500th blog post! Just goes to show you how much I can blab with my fingers on the keyboard, doesn’t it? I’m impressed with me. I used to be totally unable to keep a journal for more than about 5 entries, never mind 500. Guess I just needed a computer to do it with and a few dear readers to keep me at it, huh?
Which reminds me — thanks, Cynthia, for your thoughtful comment on “Imagination & Visualization” about your child’s imagination play. Apart from my grandkids who are still really small, I’m pretty far out of the loop on current child-rearing. My personal experiences are mostly 30 years out of date! Perhaps that’s why other kids look at me funny when I try to start a conversation with them? “Who is that weird lady and why is she talking to me?” I didn’t think my kid-skills were that far gone but maybe I need a refresher course.
So I think I need to start a 12-step program for Startitis. I just got my Icelandic Lace Shawl cast on and a few rows done on it today. I needed another project like a hole in the head! I already have (in no particular order) the Crosshatch Socks, which are at this stage:
The Darling-Daughter-Dyed Socks (aka DDD Socks), which so far look like this:
Isn’t that yarn gorgeous? I love the way the red bits pool. Couldn’t have planned that to come out exactly if we tried! The Circus Blanket, which is sitting on the loom with only 1/6th woven. The Hepburn Cardi which is stuck on Sleeve Island. That wouldn’t be such a big deal if that was all that was left to knit, but I started on the sleeves! And we won’t even talk about any other UFOs that I can’t see. (The visual version of “la-la-la” with hands on ears.) Meanwhile the dust bunnies are getting serious attitudes, the garden needs watering (it’s been hot and dry – yay!) and the bed needs changing and the laundry done. Between one thing and another I’ve managed to zip through the last few days without noticing until T-Man shows up home from work. He’s starting to think that I leap into action when he gets home, trying to look like I’ve been working hard all day while I was really sitting around knitting and reading. Ummm…he could be right. And he’ll be home soon. With me still on the computer. Knitting on the shawl. Erp!