Burning a hole in my pocket
The clapotis (ha, my auto-correct wanted to the change that to claptrap, I can help but chuckle. It seems it does not take much to amuse me) looks pretty much the same as yesterday. I did manage two more repeats, but that doesn’t make a big enough difference at this point to feel the need to photograph it (aka I may be a wee bit lazy.) In other news I started looking for some patterns for the skein of malabrigo I have in my possession, I swear I am like a kid with some change that is “burning a hole in their pocket.” It’s like I just cannot stop the browsing, I go to check something online and before I know it I am sitting in the patterns section of Ravelry, waist deep into a search and a vague recollection of how I got there. It must be the wool fumes. So far I am leaning more towards a cowl, because it is oh-so-soft, but I think that might be because I can’t find a shawl that I really like. Suggestions?
Speaking of the malabrigo, I still haven’t managed to wind any of the skeins destined for socks. You may ask why I am starting so early (or maybe not, but for this exercise let’s pretend you did, m’kay?) My reasons are simple and are as follows:
1. Socks can be deceptive in length of time needed (especially when I know they aren’t due for a long while)
2. Being ahead of holiday knitting never hurt anyone
3. If I start now then I can enjoy the knitting, and with the malabrigo I want to enjoy it.
and the final reason which is the biggest motivator…
4. Last year my in-laws drew the short end of the stick when it came to knitting and ended up not having much to open on Christmas morning from us (aka nothing, because I was so sure I could finish in time….yes I realize the futility now) so in an effort to prevent that from happening they have been bumped to the front of the line.
We ended up getting rid of cable the other day. We will still have netflix and possibly Hulu+ so we won’t be completely media deprived. While I am a bit bummed at the thought of having to wait longer to watch some of my favorite shows, the amount of money we save each month is enough of a motivation. So far things have been fine in terms of watching, but who knows maybe I will spiral into despair, which should at least be entertaining. To be fair I have lived without cable before, it’s just been awhile. So for those of you who are living sans cable/satellite, got any tips for the newly rejoined?
Have a happy Friday and a good weekend everyone.