This week is killing me with stress and busyness, and I’m looking at at least two more too much like it (though I hope without some of the bad surprises this week brought). So a lot of things have suffered – sleep, exercise, proper nutrition, and knitting. There have been plenty of times when I’ve done without sleep, exercise, and proper nutrition and been all right, as long as I still had time to knit. But lack of knitting time is unacceptable!
Okay, I should clarify what I mean by “no knitting.” I have still knit a little here and there every day. But it’s been a very little. Today I’ve done 5 rows. Yesterday I think it was maybe 4. Oh wait, no, yesterday I also knit 3 rows in the funeral home parking lot when I arrived earlier than intended, but I don’t count those because, in my stressed state, I did something way wacky and had to unknit them all. You know your mind is fried when you can mess up something as simple as the scrunchable scarf – and then not catch it for 3 rows!
So instead of blogging, I really should be knitting, right? Right. Except every time I go sit in my knitting chair, I am surrounded by piles of clothes I was sorting through for my Parents of Multiples clothing sale (read all about that disaster here), and that just stresses me out more.
On top of everything else this week, my computer is having horrendous problems. Why, oh why, did I not purchase the extended warranty on my iMac last June? A mere 8 weeks past the 1-year warranty expiration, I began to have problems, and the problems have snowballed. As of Thursday, it no longer recognizes my printer. Which also means I can’t upload photos until I find the cord to directly connect my camera to the computer (not that I expect the computer to handle that well either). It is true, isn’t it, that unless your Mac is under warranty you can get neither phone support nor repair at one of their shops?
Enough grumpiness. Without further adieu, I bring you some shots of my current WIPs. If the shots seem familiar, it’s not just because of my inability to upload photos right now but also because of my current woeful lack of progress.
Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan
Still finished with the knitting.
Still not touching the seaming.
And today was my deadline for myself.
Mmmmmmalabrigo Scrunchable Scarf in Azul Profundo
now for me instead of Little Buddha
it’s a lot longer than it was when I took this picture, but the same idea