Saturday, December 01, 2012
I finally got the yarn for my new afghan today. It's a four-color pattern called entrelac (basketweave). I wasn't crazy about the instructions for the second row because it would have made that row out of synch with the entire rest of the pattern. I started to do it as written and actually felt guilty about wanting to change it. I finally went back and changed it so the colors and the way each color slants in the pattern will be symmetrical. I seriously doubt the designer will ever see my afghan to know I didn't follow her directions to the letter! Besides, I've been knitting for over forty years. I think I may know a little about the subject.
However, it fired up my fairly broad obsessive streak because I kept knitting and didn't want to stop. Bottom line, I'm having dinner at 8:30 tonight, more than twelve hours after breakfast with no lunch. But every time I went to put down the knitting, I'd think, "oh, just a few more." It's a trait that does cause me trouble from time to time (like how I work through lunch at the office). I finally MADE myself put down the knitting and put some chicken, butternut squash and a potato in the oven.
I have a five-day weekend coming up for Christmas. I seriously can't wait. Yes, I did just have the same thing for Thanksgiving, but I have felt physically and emotionally drained out and exhausted for a long time. I still don't know if my ex will bring our son for Christmas. Just have to wait to see on that.
Dinner is starting to smell good...