Today is proving to be another of those days where I'm torn between being ecstatically happy and experiencing abject horror.
First, I slept until almost 11:30 a.m. today. That is NOT like me. I must have needed the sleep though because I woke in the exact same position I'd fallen asleep in. Of course, after laying for 11+ hours in one position, my back was so stiff I could barely move for the first hour after getting up. I also don't remember having a single dream which defies my recent activity. Lately, I've been having The Weirdest dreams ever! And having them all night long. But what ever. I'm relatively kink-free now and feeling very well rested. Granted, the morning coffee "hour" is taking me straight into the evening coffee hour, but I won't worry about that right now.
Then there's the fear I've become a sadomasochist. Lord help me, but I've started another mitered square afghan. And once again, I'm using fingering weight yarn & #2 needles. I really enjoyed knitting the last one, at least the knitting part. Not so much the weaving the ends in part. But the knitting was fun. I enjoyed being able to change colors so frequently. It totally kept me from getting bored. It was also nice to put some of the scrap yarn to good use. So last night when I came home from the The Knitting Basket with the bag of new stash and none of it wouldn't fit into the stash drawers, boxes or chest no matter how hard I shoved & cussed at it, I knew it was time to make another mitered square afghan. This time, I'm putting a black border around each square in hopes that it will look like stained glass. So far, I only have a couple of squares done so it doesn't look like much of anything yet.
On a ecstatically happy note, Wendy Knits put the first installment of her Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL up for grabs today. Which of course I grabbed. I love Wendy's patterns and find them to always be well written & error free. And best of all, when I have those duh moments & can't figure something out, she always responds promptly to my questions. Can't ask for better customer service than that!
Another ecstatically happy point is that I don't believe I have any stashed yarn that will work for the KAL. According to the pattern directions I need solid colored fingering weight yarn and the majority of mine is variegated to some degree. And why does that go into the ecstatically happy column, you ask? Because it means another yarn shopping trip! Ooh! And beads. I'll need to go bead shopping because I am NOT knitting those dang nupps.
On a abject horror note, Zack is still feeling poorly & I fear there may be an ER visit in our future. He says he doesn't feel like going bowling tonight. Aack! If that kid doesn't want to bowl, he must be on death's door!
And now, my daughter is asking me to go on a walk with her. No matter that it's about 100 degrees and about 4,000% humidity out there. And it's threatening to storm. Oh well. We could both use the walk.