It all has to begin somewhere, and this is it. I hope to use this blog to record my challenges and resolutions, my amusements and random thoughts. I plan to record my knitting projects and progress here. In fact, that's what this may ultimately be all about: knitting. Who knows? I certainly don't.
On the bus to work yesterday, a woman was reading the latest Harry Potter and I almost blurted out to her: "Have you gotten to the part where [insert name of favorite doomed character] died?" Thankfully, I didn't risk ruining her good reading time, having learned long ago that such an innocent question can have disastrous results.
When I was a young teenager I fell in love with the book The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough. I read that thing over and over. And when my friend, Becky, started reading it, I couldn't wait to start discussing it with her.
"Did you get to the part where Dane died?" I asked eagerly.
Apparently she hadn't.
That question became a private joke between us from then on, and thinking it to myself has kept me from destroying many a plot line for those around me.
As I become more sophisticated, I may include photos of things I'm working on. But I'm not there yet.
I've got more pairs of socks on the go than you can shake a stick at. Plain Jane socks out of Regia, "Embossed Diamond" socks in purple Wildfoote from More Sensational Knitted Socks, "Oak Rib" socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks in Chelsea Tweed Kroy, and perhaps others that I'm conveniently forgetting about at present. I'm taking a page out of Wendy's book (or a byte from her blog, to be more precise) and trying to use my daily commute as sock knitting time. Mind you, it takes me the same time to complete one pair of socks that it takes her to finish -- oh, I don't know -- five.
Still, I'm getting a lot of satisfaction from using my bus time productively. I'm finding that I prefer plain stockinette socks for trip knitting; I'm currently modifying the Yarn Harlot's basic pattern from Knitting Rules to be my stock -- read "generic," not "soup" -- recipe.
That's enough blather for now.