Do you know that song? I’m sure you do. It was originally by Tears for Fears, I think, but I discovered it through Adam Lambert’s cover and it’s running through my head today. This really is a mad world right now. I’m constantly up and down and okay and not okay and angry and grateful and more than anything else, exhausted. I’m loving the time I have with my family; we’re still doing family LEGO projects and having a blast. I know I’ll miss that when the restrictions ease up, but then I’ll get to see my extended family, and that will be a treat.
Knitting has been slow lately but I did finish the other worsted weight sock for the boy. I’m glad to be done with brown socks!
I still have a sock on my needles but I’m tempted to cast on a new pair, with one of my recent colorful acquisitions. I’m also feeling the itch to get back to my more complicated projects. I did a few rows on my Dowland shawl yesterday and I’m hoping to get back to it this weekend. Since it’s full-on lace and currently over 300 stitches on the needle, I save it for when I can give it my full attention.
Also in my weekend plans are baking more pumpkin muffins and finally vacuuming these disgusting floors. I still hate housework but sometimes it has to be done, I guess. Happy-ish Thursday, friends.
Your Lego building looks like so much fun. What a great way to spend a day. You should cast on anything you feel like and not feel any guilt. Pandemic knitting is all about what makes you happy in the moment, in my opinion.
KNIT ALL THE THINGS!!!
Your socks look great, and the family Lego time looks like so much fun!
The socks and LEGO projects look great! I’m 100% wih you on the up and down and okay and not okay thing. And of course, when I’m down/not okay I also feel guilty because I am so much better off than many that it feels wrong to be upset. I’ve been knitting all sorts of things (for me!) as a coping mechanism, and it seems to be working more-or-less so far. Hopefully the more complicated knitting will work for you, too. *hugs*
Oh yep, the guilt is there too. Sigh. Thank goodness for yarn!
I hear you on the ups and downs…sometimes I’m feeling pretty good about everything, but then will have a day where I’m just really down. ::hugs:: I think you are picking some great creative outlets for your sadness and frustration.
Thanks, and hugs back to you! I do feel grateful to have hobbies to occupy my mind–I wonder what non-crafty people are doing??