Dear Teacher, the reason I've been absent is....
Last Monday was our wedding anniversary, but you might remember from last year that Dave's dad died on our anniversary so it is also the remembrance of that, one year later. I didn't expect Dave to take it very well, and he didn't. To make it worse, I had some not-so-nice thoughts about how ruined our anniversary now is. I know it's just a day, but when you've been through a lot in 15 years, it's nice (I didn't appreciate how nice it really
is) to have one day set aside to think about the past and appreciate everything. Well, maybe next year.
In addition to worrying about Dave all day, our sweet old neighbor died early that morning. So, when I wasn't worrying about Dave, or having my petty anger, I spent a lot of time thinking about their family. Sad. I cooked and baked in the 90 degree heat.
Than add to the worry pile: my daughter got sick, and I had a friend hospitalized. Did I mention the bat in my attic?
My mom was here most of the week to help me with the kids since they aren't all in school yet (my youngest starts preschool TODAY!) and I am prepping for a big month at Sophie's Toes
. I have an ad coming out in the new Fall Knitty
(!) and I don't really know what to expect but I want to be prepared. I wanted to do a big update for my regular customers before the ad came out (that was Tuesday) and then re-stock the shop (that will be tonight) before the ad came out so it looked spiffy when new people stopped by. I don't know exactly when it will be published, they don't tell you what day it will come out (no, not even the advertisers!) It's a suprise, so I'm winging all this.
I think I've held my breath for about 10 days straight. But now that the regular shop update is done, I can breathe again and just watch the Knitty website (obsessively) to wait and see my ad! So, it's been: worry worry worry, dye dye dye, worry worry worry, skein skein skein. It's pretty hard for me to blog when I'm in such a state. But now, with last week behind me--things are much better.
So, here's my measly offering in the knitting category. It actually goes along with the theme--it's just: okay. It's a very pretty sweater and the yarn is fabulous. But it was an impulse project and I kind of knew all along that it wouldn't be flattering on me. I really, really should not wear cropped sweaters. I feel like a hippo wearing clothes that got shrunk in the wash. Not a good feeling! Does not inspire confidence!
I don't really feel like making the effort to re-work it, I want to call it done and move on. So the jury is out on whether I will ever wear it, frog it, or give it away.
Pattern: Eyelet Cardigan from Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton color 617 Lotus
Other info: Size 40, 5 skeins yarn, #6 Bryspun needles, I did not change the pattern one bit.
Comments: Cute pattern, love the yarn, not flattering on me, in summary: eh.