I feel like I’m puttering along on my knitting….I’m still finishing up the Lillian tank – I think I’m just about done with the front, but I’m going slowly because I don’t think I have enough yarn. And knitting slowly won’t use as much yarn apparently. I should go and look in one of my yarn tubs and see if I happen to have one more ball – but I can’t bring myself to do it because I may just find out for sure that I don’t. It seems like one of those weeks – keep on worrying about it, but just don’t want to know for sure.
On the train, I’m knitting the second sock….
Nothing exciting, but a good plain sock. I’m not sure who its for – I thought it was for me, but when I tried on the first sock, I realized its too small. So I need to find someone with a slightly smaller foot. When I was putting away the yarn I bought in Maine, I looked at some of my sock yarn – I really wanted to cast on for something more exciting, but forced myself not to since I have three singleton socks right now that need mates.
I finished Harry Potter on the train this morning – I was nervous about reading it on the train because I was afraid that someone walking by would look at me and say what the ending was (you never know how weird people will be on the train). But I thought that was a bit paranoid, and I really wanted to read it so I took it. And got to the Newark train station at just the most exciting part – I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to sit on the train and finish it, but didn’t, so I finished it on the way home. No spoilers here, but if you read it and want to discuss, email me! Good book though – I really enjoyed it.
On Saturday, the knitting group is coming to my house for our summer party. This was my idea. And now I wish it was at someone else’s (Chris has a nice new patio – maybe we should move it to hers?). Now I need to clean, cook, shop for drinks (do you think anyone will want alcoholic drinks like margaritas?), clean up the backyard, deck and pool – you know, all that stuff you do when a whole bunch of people come over. But I think it will be fun (and hopefully they won’t poke around and realize the closets and drawers are terrible!). Larry is going to go play golf and I’m sure the rest of the kids (or at least the ones who aren’t grounded) will be running for the hills, so it should be a bit of fun. I need to let the anxiety of people coming to my house go, and just concentrate on having fun.
Its hot here – the start of a heat wave…and yet, I can feel fall coming, and I want to be knitting something big. Something fall-ish. Maybe Fair Isle – or maybe this. Or maybe I need to stop thinking about new projects, and finish the ones that have been just languishing on the sidebar over there for months…..