i do not often take long trips from home.
there is just too much good stuff keeping me here,
but i have just returned from 5 days in d.c. for tnna summer conference.
it was hot. it was fun. it was exciting and funny and inspiring
…and today the exhaustion has hit.
i got partway unpacked,
(not halfway, but making progress)
and decided to take a break. ‘after a break i’ll be recharged,’
i tell myself, ‘and being recharged will make the unpacking go faster’.
so i picked up the dreamy ‘rhinestone cowboy’ colorway
that i had started in on before the trip.
this is swanky dk from magpie fibers and … ooh la la!
with the ribbing finished, i was ready to dive into
the wild oats stitch pattern i’d planned on
(from wendy bernard‘s ‘up, down, all-around stitch dictionary’).
problem: it requires a cable needle, and i’m simply too tired to fuss with one.
i do want to knit, though,
and i’m excited about knitting this hat.
what’s a tired to the point of laziness designer to do?
i made something up. starting with ‘wild oats’, i fudged it, frogged, and fudged it again,
until it looked like it just might possibly work up into something good.
i’m only now seeing how this is going to come together,
but i really like it
and even more importantly today,
it’s cool without being fussy so i can enjoy the knitting itself.
i feel like i pulled a little folded bit of paper out of a glass jar and won something.
actually, that did happen,
but i’ll save that story for another day.
if you need me for anything i’ll be right here.
this afternoon and this evening = knitting.