I have been very focused and as a result am now 7.5″ into the front of my Blue Canoe. But yarn is arriving at my house on a daily basis, and I am beginning to swoon with the need to make swatches and think about other projects. Yeesh. I know why knitters end up with crazy stashes.
But I am totally committed to finishing the Blue Canoe. If my desire was flagging at all, I think reading Cindy’s Class Notes this morning for the remainder of the project will keep me moving ahead. Tonight I have some uninterrupted knitting time while Mitch is at his board meeting, so conceivably, if I stay focused (and knit fast!) I can probably get through the front bust shaping. That will put me within easy knitting of finishing the front this week. The neckband, maybe.
You know how you hear things but don’t really process the impact on yourself? Well, today I went to the garage to get in the car to run my errands–post office pick up and drop off, cash machine, farmer’s market, pharmacy–only to realize that if Mitch was going to his board meeting, he had the car (good reason for it not to be in the garage). But I needed to do at least some of those errands. So I regrouped and set off down the hill on foot to the post office, where I got a package (but not, it turns out, the one I was supposed to get) and went to the bank machine. Then I saw the sign that the farmer’s market in the Castro was open, so decided to go there rather than up the hill and back down the other side to the one in the Haight. I decided to reward myself with a bus trip up the hill, but then I got off at the wrong stop, so it was really a bus ride halfway up the hill. But that made going down the other side to the pharmacy pretty unattractive, so I postponed that one. But there was a $15 reward coupon in my email, so now I can buy some some moisturizer when I go tomorrow. I forgot to buy blueberries, but I got blackberries, strawberries, small melons, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce. Yay.