Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Really, just this one picture is enough. This is my new life outside of work: study, study, study. All the studying and problem sets and data plotting are really cutting into my knitting, yoga, pleasure reading, beer-swilling and whooping-it-up time. But especially my knitting time.
I realized the other night that there is no way in hades that this year I'll be knitting any of my dear family members a sweater, vest, shawl, felted bag, or any of the other lovingly-handcrafted goods they've come to expect to find waiting for them under the Xmas tree. I'm a little sad about it, because I really love spending cozy fall & winter evenings making a special thing for each person.
That's not to say that I'm not going to knit anything at all, though. This year I'm planning to put all my eggs in one basket: socks! I can have fun with them, but unless I get stupid and start knitting ridiculous cabled lace patterns or trying to make thigh-highs, I should be able to squeeze them into my very-limited knitting time. Lucky for me, there will be moral support, since it's almost time for Socktoberfest. Thank you, Lolly!
Failing a dozen pairs of socks, maybe I'll have time to make a realllly big batch of cookies. Because the mall is just not an option. If you see me there in December, please escort me home and pour me a glass of wine. Pour one for yourself too, while you're at it. The fall can be rough.
In related news: there will be no posting of the top-down baby bolero pattern conversion. You know what? When you start out with a stinker of a pattern, you still end up with a stinker, even when you try your best. I just don't like the way it's coming out. But in its place the Baby Om sweater pattern will soon be posted, and it's a better knit anyhow.