I’m feeling a little bit off today, which I think simply means I have to knit more. Really the problem is that my head is too full of whispers and thoughts and questions . . . and I wish I could keep my hands busier so that my brain could be free to wander and really listen. There are just so many ah-ha moments left to be had in my life, and I hope I can show up for all of them.
Yeah, I can see that you’re thinking ok, ramble on, tell us you feel like a snowflake or a teacup or whatever, and yadda yadda yadda, but what about the socks? Well, frankly, the socks are doing fine. After the weekend’s trouble with cables, I think I might have gotten a system down (more on that later, once I feel sure) and I can’t help but think that I really, truly cheatedwhen I cast on for each sock separately. Plus, the socks aren’t patterned, I’m just doing stockinette tubes in the round.
I am kind of grouchy today. And there is a reason, too: A few weeks ago, I had a little accident. Bagel knife, meet pinky finger. Oh, pleased to meet you, pinky! Yeah, not so much Mr. Knife, I hope we never ever meet again. I’m basically just fine (only 3 stitches, and I took them out myself!) but I am getting pretty tired of my Frankenfinger. If you are unlucky enough to know me in a biological sense, or to share a cubicle with me, you’ve already seen the grisly photos — let’s just say that it was grim. So now I’m fine, it’s all healing nicely, but everything I do with my hands, and especially typing and knitting, hurts. It stupidly hurts, like in that way where you almost forget and then you bang the finger again and have to silently curse that damn letter “a” and the intentionally cruel, pointy-edged keys on your keyboard. Here’s to clumsiness, and next time I’ll take a dose with less long-term pain, thank you very much.
Special thanks, by the way, to our friendly neighborhood doctor who helped out with the whole bleeding-finger fiasco (and whose big brother helpfully suggested several mammary-inspired names for my blog, including Knitty-Titty and Knit One, Nipple Two).