Got a little behind in the blogging part…
Day 4 was sadness because I am finally coming to terms with the emotion surrounding my stepmother’s cancer. So a photo of my eyes after a long crying jag.
Day 5 was all about feeling the approaching spring. After a dreary, emotionally draining day on Saturday Sunday was sunny and warm and lovely.
Day 6 was Monday and I just wanted to get home and knit that day. M. was out of town (again) and I wanted some me time to process the weekend, etc. When I got home I noticed, not for the first time, this funny reflection/shadow thing that happens every afternoon when the sun comes through our front door. I wanted to capture that since to me it’s homey.
Day 7 I spent psyching myself up for and starting my first sock project (after work of course). I had to cast on like 5 times and the needles and yarn are so small. I had a terrible headache and felt very frustrated with my clumsiness on this day.
Day 8: I decided on Wednesday that I needed to get together a DVD of our wedding ceremony to take on my trip to the lake. I spent the evening going through photos and setting up the DVD with our ceremony video. It made me nostalgic and wistful for our lovely time in the BVI.
Day 9: This Sweater Project I’m doing is such a great thing in many ways, but it’s also humbling and at times has made me doubt my abilities to be the kind of knitter who does knit sweaters on a regular basis. I blocked my pieces and discovered I had messed up the shaping on the right front side. I was a little devastated by that, but I realize sweater making takes practice so I’m better now.
Day 10: I got circulars for my socks and spent the evening casting on and on and on until I had the Magic Loop down and had a little bit of sock too. It makes me feel very triumphant and strong to teach myself something new and to master it a little bit.
Day 11: Drove to the lake the day before and spent Saturday working outside and checking out the ducks. I like watching birds, especially water birds. The time with my stepmom made me feel more hopeful for her and made me understand that I need to let go my guilt and work on connecting with her in a way that works for me.
Day 12: Hanging out with a toddler for a couple of days is tiring, but my niece has a way of making you forget how tired you are.
Day 13 (really day 14): I was sick on Monday and didn’t get a chance to take a pic after work since I faded pretty quick. I was sick on Tuesday too, but made myself document my sick bed, and even though I missed a day I’ll just keep going on like I didn’t. Note the Harry Potter, knitting mags (almost out of the shot), sock knitting and iPod all within reach.
Caught up, whew. I’ll try not to get so behind again.