It’s a cool, overcast

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It’s a cool, overcast day in San Antonio. It matches my mood perfectly, as I’m feeling a little bit melancholy. I’ve got a big mug of coffee sitting at my elbow and some bacon frying in the skillet. Soon I shall have some breakfast and go for a bike ride, then return home to finish the second sleeve of the Aran.

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Realistically, I don’t think there is any way that I’m going to have this finished by my birthday now. But it will be close. Maybe by the end of November.

To keep my hands occupied in the moments when I can’t knit on the sweater, I’ve got another kufi going. This one is in Tahki Cotton Colori. There were a bunch of cute vareigated balls of this in the bargain bin at the Yarn Barn, so I snagged one blue, and one purble one. I also got some really soft mohair that’s going to become a face mask for my cold-weather riding or a caper hat. Something. I just had to get it. I know, I’m weak.

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I was at the Yarn Barn most of the day yesterday. I managed to make progress on the Aran, as you can see, and I also got to help out a woman who was having problems with an afgan she was knitting. At lunchtime I went back to the breakroom with a pizza that I’d had delivered and sat with Bobbi, the owner, and Nancy (who gives GREAT shoulder rubs). We chatted for a while and Bobbi, who’s known me for years, asked me how I got into knitting. It was very flattering that she kept asking me to continue even after several interruptions as people came through the break room.

The truth is, I don’t know exactly how or when I first thought knitting was cool. That’s like trying to nail down when I first got into computers, or the violin, or hypnotism, or cycling, or any of the other interests I’ve got. I know I wasn’t born with those interests, but I can’t tell when they started.

Maybe later on I’ll write down the whole story as I told it to Bobbi yesterday. For the time being, my bacon and potatoes are ready, my coffee mug is dry and needs refilling, and I’ve got a Sunday to tackle.

Have a good weekend, everyone.

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  1. Katxena Says:

    I wanna hear/read the story!

  2. David Says:

    Sunday did go pretty well. I didn’t finish the sleeve, but I am done with the pattern section and I can go to straight ribbing now. Although I think I may re-do both sleeves and add another inch or two. They still seem too short to me.

  3. Stacey Says:

    Must be a Sunday for the blues. It is raining here and I am feeling the same way. Hope that your Sunday went well.