What is it about modern women that we feel like we need to excel at everything? As if being super-moms, career women and loving partners weren't enough, we throw in stuff like running, blogging, knitting... Sometimes I wonder why I'm so bloody exhausted all the time, and then I experience a rare moment of clarity: Dude, I have a LOT of stuff going on!
Seems like I can never quite get it ALL done, though. And since the Big Three can't really be set aside (mom, wife, super-librarian extraordinaire), it's usually knitting, blogging or running that gets the boot. This week it's been running. After a really fitness-filled weekend (ran twice AND went to Birkram Yoga), I just can't find the will to put my shoes on. But hey! Upside! I've been blogging AND knitting.
Speaking of knitting, I FINALLY finished the Conwy (aka Oh-My-God-Im-Never-Knitting-With-Black-Yarn-Ever-Again) socks, and have settled on Nebula for my next project. I'm going to be using the same Malabrigo SockI used for Honeybee, as I've got a whole skein leftover. And I'm not sick of it yet, so THAT'S saying something, right? The Wednesday Socks will be the next ones on the list, fear not. I've got the perfect yarn lined up for them, in fact. I'm thinking String Theory Caper Sock Yarn, maybe in Java or Garnet? Oh yeah...
Speaking of upcoming projects, I got my first Year of Lace shipment this week!!!
The yarn is Schaefer Audrey (50% merino, 50% cultivated silk), and as you can see, they're very delicate, Spring-inspired colours. The pattern is cute, but looks a bit finicky after the initial read-through. Not complicated, just... finicky in terms of construction. I mean, it's a rectangular shawl, do I REALLY need to knit the edging first, THEN pick up stitches for the body??? *Sigh*
I'm going to sign off with a gratuitous picture of my daughter Emilie. She's off for Easter break this week, so I took the day to hang out with her and have some girl time. And nothing says girl time like.... DINOSAURS!!!
OK, so this might not traditionally be considered a "girlie" activity. But in MY house, dinosaurs are, like, the COOLEST things EVAH.
Happy Knitting Everyone!