is the hobgoblin of little minds. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
I wear New Balance cross trainers. They’re the only tennis shoes I ever buy. White if they have them. Sometimes I try on other shoes, but I always come back to these. They have more cushion and fit better than any other shoes I’ve owned.
All my cotton socks are Peds. They wear well, and since they’re all the same I just gather them up and throw them in the drawer- no matching. If I find a bra, undies, T-shirt I really like, I buy several.
I wear denim, black, and light khaki pants, shorts, and capris. That’s about it.
There are books I read over and over- Jane Eyre, Emma, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice among others; and movies I watch over and over- The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride, along with most of the classic Disney flicks.
I eat a banana every morning with breakfast, use Pentel RSVP fine point pens, have basically the same hairstyle I had in high school, and journal in black and white composition books. I wear the same pair of earrings almost every day. When I sit down at the piano, I play the same Bach and Rachmananoff pieces I learned when I was 18.
Severely anal-retentive? No, major disorganized slob, I just know what I like, what’s comfortable, and what works for me. And I have a really hard time making decisions, so simple is better.
But when it comes to my knitting, that’s a different story. Other than basic patterns for hats and baby things, I rarely knit the same thing twice. Once done, time to move on. I need new challenges. I don’t have a favorite yarn because there is always something new I want to try. I want more colors, more textures, more fibers, more variety. More, more, more. I have favorite needles, but bamboo doesn’t work for every yarn, I can’t afford all rosewood, and it never hurts to have a fun, funky pair.
That being said, I am going through my yarn stash and getting rid (ebay style) of some old acrylics and duplicate yarns I know I’ll never knit. By duplicate, I mean yarn I ordered twice because I forgot I had it and yarn I bought in more than one color but know if I knit a sweater in one color I’ll have had my fill of it.
The money I earn from selling will go, of course, to replenish my stash with lush lovelies and accessories. We (drum roll, please) are getting a Hobby Lobby! I know it’s not a real LYS, but I’m sure it’ll beat the heck out of Wal-Mart. They open tomorrow, but I’ll wait until next week to use my $25.43 from this week’s sales to buy nice sock needles. I’ve been using Pony Pearls, but the tips are not pointy enough for me. If I sell more next week, I’ll have yarn bucks for Wilde & Wooly in Black Mountain. Ahhhh, stash.
This week’s anti-procrastination project was to finish a pair of socks:
The first pair I found were these, using yarn SP4 gave me. They feel lovely in the air conditioning, so I won’t wait until winter to break them in.
I also knit up a baby blanket for charity using Jennifer's Oh So Soft Baby Blanket pattern here.
It really is cushy. I used an assortment of leftovers- three different whites and even had to unravel a pair of booties to have enough lavender- and #10 ½ needles. I thought the #15s make too loose a fabric.
A little progress made on the blue sweater, but not enough to show. I was busy reading Harry Patter. Not my favorite in the series, but necessary I’m sure to lead up to the grand finale. I can't believe you-know-who is dead! No way! I think I know how he'll be brought back in the next book. Snape fake killed him. Had to.
On a sad note- My sister’s husband’s Mom passed away during heart surgery last Friday. Pegge had an amazing faith in G*d. She loved everyone she ever met and everyone felt it. Before her operation, she told several people, "I’m going to be all right, and if I’m not, I’m going to be all right."