Archive for July 15th, 2016

I am knitting away on my mother-in-law’s shawl. I am trying my best to stay with one project at a time. Currently I have a number of wips on the needles: two socks, two shawls, a cowl, a sweater for me, a baby sweater and hat set that just needs ribbon detail and the urge to start fiddling around with another knitting project. Knitting monogamy is not a strong suit of mine.

The weather here is much like it is in the Amazon: very hot, very humid. The growing season has been less than ideal. Many flowers have not appeared. The lettuce at first refused to grow and then bolted quickly, the tomatoes are showing signs of end rot on them. The green and yellow squash are plentiful, but really there is just so much of it I can stand. Frankly, I’m rooting for winter. I’m having day dreams of Antarctica: penguins, snow, ice and all. I am not a beach-loving, warm Caribbean type of person. Give me snow and a wind chill.

All of this is to say I am having a hard time staying motivated for the shawl haul. My MIL is 92 years old and my SIL has been living with cancer for over 5 years now, so I would like to get these shawls completed in a reasonably rapid time frame. By that I mean I’d really like them finished by yesterday, but October or November seems more realistic. I am so not motivated that yesterday I fell asleep while knitting the MIL shawl. I’ve never fallen asleep while knitting. I fear my knitting mojo has abandoned me once again.

Even Yarn Rascal has been low energy these last few days. He hasn’t broken into the yarn vault at all. Usually he’s good for at least one raid a day. If his little paws were hands he’d be a professional safe cracker.

It all leaves me thinking where the heck did my knitting mojo go? There is an old Shetland blanket pattern which is incorrectly written that I’d love to track down and get. My masochistic knitting side is just itching for this old pattern. Which is not to say that the current lace knitting is boring. In fact my blood pressure and heart beat each rise as I near the end of a lace row waiting to see if I end up with the correct stitch count.

Maybe I’ll shake things up a bit and do something exciting this weekend…then again, maybe not.

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