Being a Bear of Very Little Attention Span I am officially bored with the green knitted thing which I am having to tell constant half-truths about to hide its true destination. Uggg… too much subterfuge. I might just come out with it and tell her soon and put myself out of my misery.
So naturally in my boredom I cast on three different projects. None of them were in my Ravelry queue. I cannot seem to stop myself from doing this… even as I am looping on a foundation row I’m thinking “STOP IT! Just get on with something else!” So I have frogged two of them because I realized they were poorly thought out and likely to end in disaster but I have kept on my needles Margaret Dashwood Shawl from The Best Of Jane Austen Knits. Partially because I am so in love with knitting it but mostly because of this:
J. has be knitting simple scarf shapes for dolls etc intermittently for awhile but she recently got a taste for designing by making something special for K.’s upcoming 16th birthday. She really wanted to try a real pattern and I happened to have the Margaret Dashwood Shawl pattern photocopied already. She has been working so dedicatedly she was nearly caught up with me on her first day. Sadly for her I knit all day while she goes to school so I have outstripped her by far. But we are knitting (at different paces) this shawl together.
That’s my girl!
Yesterday morning- like any normal Tuesday- was a school morning with all the alarm clocks and blurry bed heads normally involved with a Tuesday morning. But we all slept through our alarms! 5 people all fast asleep when the bus left and work started and the home-school tutor was on his computer wondering where his students were! K. and E. got up and got to work but M. J. and I decided to treat it like a windfall and had a wonderful lay in bed and knit morning. That is to say: J. and I worked on our Margaret Dashwood Shawl and M. read a Terry Pratchet novel. Our only excuse was Daylight Saving Time Sleep Defficiency (I made that up but we all know it should be diagnose-able). It was glorious and so wonderfully relaxing I feel like I can face the rest of my chaotic week now.
I’m linking up with Jenny over at Small Things for a Yarn Along!