Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The yarn is doing what you say?

Kicking my arse, to borrow an expression. That’s what an incredibly simple lace pattern was doing to me on the train this morning. A lace pattern of 6 rows, that I normally could do almost with my eyes closed. And it kicked my arse. So as I ripped back for the 3rd time, you see I spent more time ripping than knitting, I wondered why I was screwing this up.

So I came up with a few reasons:

1. I was in no mood to go to work. I have a telecom today on a case which I hate from the bottom of my soul. I never, EVER, wanted to work labor law, and this case from hell has been dragging on. So I get to talk to the judge today, along with this idiot, and see what she wants us to do. I want to win the lottery tonight so I can ship this case off to my boss and never, EVER, work another labor case.

2. I have so much to do before I get the kids on the plane tomorrow that I am feeling disorganized and frustrated, which is what the knitting has become. But I cast these socks on last night because I thought they were idiot knitting. Maybe I was the idiot who was doing the knitting.

3. I’m tired. But I’m always tired. Nah, not the reason.

4. I can’t count. Well, I can count, but maybe I wasn’t paying attention.

5. Someone’s alarm that wouldn’t stop beeping, albeit it wasn’t very loud, was driving me nuts like the drip of a faucet, and I wasn’t paying attention to my knitting.

6. I turn 50 in a month. I’m already getting stuff from AARP. Yes, it’s AARP’s fault.

Oh well, I need to re-knit the eight to ten rows I ripped back. Hey Leanne, I’m getting SO MUCH PLEASURE out of using this yarn for the fourth time!

Hey – where’s the snow we were supposed to have this morning?

Enjoy the day, hey go ahead and rip something back for the heck of it!


Anonymous said...

I agree, it is AARP's fault! You look so beautiful and I think 50 looks good on you! :)

Have a wonderful vacation with your hubby and the boys!!

Hope to get together and knit with you when you get back! :)

Christie said...

Strange how the knitting reflects my feelings especially when I'm wound too tight. Hey, wish I would have looked as good as you do when I rolled over 50. Have a good trip.