I’m still not dead. I may even be showing signs of returning life. I say this because I’ve recently found myself possessed by the overwhelming need to knit something. Alas, I do not currently have the attention span or the stamina necessary to tackle the (somewhat complicated) project for Heather’s book. So I cast on something idiot simple.
So far the steps are, find some pretty yarn. This is rather easy to do in this house and so takes no particular effort. Cast on a sockish number of stitches. This is more or less second nature by this point. Knit ribbing for a while. Whack something simple yet decorative over on the side — the sort of thing that doesn’t even require counting, just looking. Knit. This approach has the advantage of feeling like knitting yet not requiring more brain power than I can muster at the moment. I’m kinda liking it.
It also has the advantage of being knittable in low-light conditions. This is an important consideration if you’re going to drag your disease-ridden carcass out to a show and want to knit while you’re there. Now normally I wouldn’t advocate doing any such thing. Sick people should stay home in bed and rest and keep their germs to themselves. But in this case, we’d bought tickets ages ago, and they were really good seats. I couldn’t quite justify staying home. So we took the sock to see Great Big Sea, and they were nifty.
Also nifty, Laura over at Handwerks has just announced her latest club. This one is travel-themed and looks to be marvelous. I love Laura’s yarn (I used it in Gramercy and in one of the book socks) and I’m sure I’ll be using it again in the future. Do yourself a favor and check it out, it’s good stuff!