What a surprise this little snowfall was! It was still dark when I let Miss Annabelle have a peek out the door, and it’s been snowing steadily up till now, when it seems to be changing to rain. The little finials on my railing always remind me of people, especially when they are wearing snow hats.
Thank you all for your thoughtful comments about my last post. It’s good to know that I have so many knitting kin. I’ve managed to stop careening (ramming into a brick wall will do that) long enough to step back and breathe (thank you, Martha), pare down the list and set a few goals (thank you, Cindy and Amie), and try not to let it get to me (thank you, Laura).
It has always been one of my creative goals to knit — or spin, paint, weave, cook, whatever — what feels right (thank you Margene), so here’s my First Treat:I bought some Manos and began to make myself a new Christmas stocking. With this one giant sock I can have it all — a fast knit with nice yarn and a lovely Christmas stocking to replace the really ugly one I have now. I’m using new techniques, too — it’s toe-up and will have an afterthought heel. Can’t pass up an opportunity to learn something new, can I? I’m hoping that giving this gift to myself will make the holidays a little bit easier to take, too. I’m too hard on myself, and I’m working on changing that.
I’ve made a little progress on my Jaywalker sock. I’m not a complete Jaywalking Fanatic like some people, but I think I like this sock. It’s working now that I’m using Koigu instead of STR. Sorry, little skein of Moss Agate, you’ll have to wait for another pattern.
So I don’t think I’ll do too much today besides some giant sock/therapy knitting. Out in the world, I mean. I see a snowy day off as an opportunity to curl up and watch movies and knit. I’m still recovering from yesterday, when we did a huge book event at a local school. I spent the day bent over a table, writing out credit card numbers and book titles — which could have been awful, but for my Second Treat: I got to sit near an icon for most of the day. She and her daughter, both well-known children’s book authors, are very nice and extremely generous with their time. I came home with a tired back and sore tootsies, but I’ll live.