I woke up this morning feeling tired. I know I don't have a normal 9 to 5 job right now, but I still stay very busy with my new at home life. A load of laundry, an hour of exercise, a few hours of cleaning (yes, every day!!), a few hours of graphics work . . . and then it's time to make dinner and clean up that mess, water the gardens, and try to do some knitting. It may not sound like much, but when you are a perfectionist like me - you put A LOT of energy into it all. (Cleaning yesterday meant washing the floors on my hands and knees with a ammonia water and a sponge.) The other thing about not having a normal 9 to 5 is that you don't really get a day off. On the weekends, we still need clean clothes and food to eat and I still have to exercise.
On top of that, I estimate that I only got about five hours of sleep last night. First, Pea was stressed about work and kept tossing, turning, sighing and grumbling. Then some stupid teen decided it was a good time to ride his loud mo-ped up and down the street. Then, when I finally got to sleep, some stupid pack of teens came walking down the street "talking" at the top of their lungs. So I was really tired this morning. All I felt like doing was sitting on the couch and knitting socks all day.
That's when I realized the best part of not doing the normal 9 to 5 thing. I, in fact, COULD sit on the couch and knit socks all day. Pea wasn't going to be home for dinner anyway - he was invited to go out on a boat with some guys from work. And the house was pretty much spotless, so it would be fine without one day of cleaning. Why shouldn't I sit on the couch and knit socks all day??
And that's just what I did!!!
Oh yes, at long last, Embossed Leaves are DONE!!!
Cast on: May 9, 2006
Completed: August 18, 2006
Yarn: Appletini by Scout.
I freaking LOVE these socks!!! Yes, they took me forever to knit. Yes, there are a couple mistakes. But yes, they are mistakes no one could ever see but me . . . and only if I look really hard. I am more proud of these socks than anything I've ever knit, because I when I started them I was sure the pattern would be too hard for me. Now I no longer fear charts, or fancy sock patterns. The best part is, they fit great and feel so comfy on my feet. I love these socks.
Now trust me when I say, I really wanted to knit socks today. Not only did I (finally) finish Embossed Leaves, but I also worked on my Koigu socks. And wound the yarn for my Mystery Socks and got started on those. And cast on and did a few rows of the Almost Argyle pattern that I had forgotten I bought. What ever happened to my "One Pair at a Time On the Needles" rule?? Hi, my name is Karen, and I'm a . . . . SOCK-A-HOLIC.