I might, just might, have a little problem. I can’t stop making Mason-Dixon dishcloths! It doesn’t help that our local variety store (yes, there is a real-deal variety store in these parts, and they have Everything) just restocked their bin of Sugar and Cream. I got a few balls (yeah, right) this morning. I may have crossed a line with the pink and yellow action, but it’s a dishcloth, and it’s supposed to be fun. That’s my story, anyway.
I love a sock sprout, don’t you? It’s so sturdy, and you can already tell what it will be when it’s full-grown.
This is Trekking XXL, color 67. I started it this morning, in that grumpy fog that I’m in when I wake up before 5:00 on my day off. I couldn’t stop thinking about work, and all that must be accomplished before the Big Weekend.
Yes, in two days it will be the Summer Season, and the Summer People will begin to arrive. While everyone else is thinking about those lovely, lazy summer days ahead, I’m gearing up for three months of Extreme Bookselling. I can’t complain, because it’s one of the reasons I have a good job that pays me enough to feed my yarn habit, but it’s hard to shift gears. We adjust our expectations of our daily lives, from how long it will take us to drive anywhere (twice as long as usual, if you’re lucky), to when it makes sense to go to the grocery store (definitely not Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning). At the bookstore I need to be ready for anything, try to predict what people will be asking for, and steel myself and my staff for the inevitable rude behavior of people who should know better.
So I’m counting onTrekking socks and Mason-Dixon dishcloths and every other bit of knitting I have on needles or in my head to save my sanity. I just might have to join Norma and Margene’s Trek Along, and the Mason-Dixon KAL too, if all I’m wanting to be doing is making those socks and dishcloths! Oh, we’ll see.
Hey, Sandy! This one’s for you! Today was a fabulous day!