Your eyes don’t deceive you — this really is the first post I’ve written in over two weeks! I’ve spared you a lot of non-knitting content, but I figured that some of you who know me outside of the knitting community might be okay with yet another random update (that is . . . my sisters).
My biggest achievement the past two weeks: acknowledging that there are some uncomfortable, unpleasant things I need to do if I want to change my situation. Metaphorically speaking, do you pull off the bandage quickly or do you cue the histrionics and do it ever-so-slowly? Me? I’d rather experience a lot of pain if it’s over in an instant than prolong the suspense and agony. But the past couple of months, I’ve been uncharacteristically trying to ignore and hide the pain (from myself . . . it was evident to others). So, things have festered.
This post is deliberately vague to protect the innocent, by the way.
Anyway: Progress. Baby steps. And a tiny bit of momentum toward positive changes.
I also bought The Knitter, UK (Issue 32) because I loved a couple of the sweaters: Leaf Cable Top and a pattern from an insert that came with the magazine: The Jan Sweater, by Susan Crawford (the pattern also appears in A Stitch in Time, Volume 2). Last month I saw this sweater modeled by Gail her blog and absolutely loved it!
Somebody asked in an email last week what nail polish I was wearing — and although I wasn’t wearing any at the time, I applied Hard Candy‘s “Beetle” later that day:
It’s a dupe (duplicate) of Orly Space Cadet at about half the price. And I loved it!