Monday, July 4, 2016
This is an embarrassing blog to write. I've begun cleaning my studio, after an extended recuperation from two surgeries - the big one, a more-complicated-than-garden-variety knee replacement, was planned, the other was a surprise - and discovered, to my horror seven - count-em - SEVEN! started pairs of knitted socks. In this instance, "pairs" is an imaginary number because they're mostly only about 1/5 of one sock done. For someone who insists she finishes every project this is, well, you know? Through July I've instituted "sock Mondays" at the shop and I'm going to put in some concentrated work on these. I THINK I've found them all, but still, that's an entire wardrobe of socks, and worse, the seventh pair is one I began in honor of sock Mondays, selectively forgetting about the other six. And it's not as though socks are the only things on my mind - I've got a lot of tatting I've been itching to work on, now that my mind has partially returned from its sojourn with heavy painkillers. However, a setback with the knee put me on a course of an almost lethal dosage of Tylenol, so I've been sock-knitting today, listening to a book on tape and changing projects with every chapter. If I had a photo to include, it would be one of the large basket now containing all my (sock) projects separated into big plastic bags. Some progress has now been made. A few of the projects are now about 1/2 of one sock done. And you can imagine my red face as I dis-interred the seventh pair, thinking, "what in the world...?" If I get at least some of these done, I'll be able to limp along next winter on very well-dressed feet!