Tuesday, September 02, 2008

the daily grind

When you're a kid, you think it's gonna be so much fun once you grow up. What you don't realize is that grownups do the same thing, just about every.single.day.

Yes many of us, myself included, are to some extent creatures of habit. I like my coffee a certain way, and I like it in a certain mug. I prefer to knit my socks top-down on DPNs and don't really care to do it any other way.
But the other stuff? If I could have a day where no one would make a mess? It would be amazing...no one would dirty a dish, create and laundry, need to eat. Hell in my fantasy, just for the day, the cat wouldn't even need to use the litter box.

I really can't complain, though. When DH was first deployed I would always ask him how things were and he would say 'same old same old'. He told me that his days were like the movie 'Groundhog Day'. I thought about it, and he has a point.

The kids not only drive me nuts, they keep it interesting. There is always someone around to sing me a song, show me a dance or tell me a joke (even if it's not funny). Then there is school, which is nothing if not a new adventure every night. Tonight I am in the postpartum unit. There is always drama in the postpartum unit.

So when I'm done with this post and go upstairs to switch out a load of laundry, and then empty the dishwasher, I'll try and remind myself of all of the excitement in my life. Maybe it will pump me up to go to the grocery store and get my oil changed, and come home and do homework.
Even though I have a preferred way to knit my socks, I'm always on the lookout for DPNs to love. Those in that picture up there are the Knit Picks Options. It's my first time ever knitting with metal and I don't know how I feel about it yet. I think they make my hand cramp up, and I'm not a tight knitter. I'll use them, but I don't love them. I have a set of the Harmony but they are just too dark for my tastes. I do like to knit with them though.

BTW, those socks up there? They are the Maelstrom socks from Twist Collective. I joined Sock Knitters Anonymous on Ravelry and the sock is for the September installment of sockdown. I'm also still working on my failed Olympic project, Loppem from Norah Gaughan Vol. 3.

This sweater had two false starts. I'm also annoyed with the amount of errata but it's coming along nicely now. One thing I do like is that the pattern gives you the height of the model. In this case the model is 5'2'', and the sweater comes down to about her hips. Well, there was no way that 9'' from the armhole dowm was going to be anywhere near long enough for my 5'7'' frame. So I added length. A lot of length. Also, the sweater is very green...the yarn is Andean Silk in 'leaf'. I couldn't get the color to come through in the picture.

I still spin, too. Unfortunately I usually only have time for knitting or spinning here as of late, but I did recently finish some stuff...

I really do hope that when DH gets back (less than two weeks to go now. Yay!) that I will be able to drag the wheel out more often.

Well it is time to finish off my coffee and get started with that daily grind because before I know it it's time to go to school and my day is OVER!


janna said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're back! ;-)

urbanknitrix said...

Welcome back!! I Love DPN!!! I just do, don't want to learn the magic loop or any of that, just my preference. Girl you are a supermom. Keep it moving over there, your my inspiration. I was off yesterday, but damn if I could tell. I did laundry and then some.