Wednesday, 23 April 2014

So tired.

So tired.  So very very tired. 

I came home last evening intending to cook a real meal and work on my kitchen.  I took a bath and then had the strongest urge to go to bed instead.  I crawled under the blankets around 7 p.m. and slept pretty soundly till 4 this morning.  I turned on a movie and promptly fell back asleep till the alarm went off at my usual wake up time.  I guess I was tired.  I feel that I could still sleep a couple more hours.

I am sitting here, knitting and looking at books, not really doing anything much but finding myself completely inspired an debating yarns and sweaters and what should I knit first.  

I have two that have been on my mind.  Well, more than two really, but the top ones currently running through my head are these:  The Season of Darkness and Winter Light.   I am not a huge fan of the fit of this sweater, but what I love of it is the exquisite leaf pattern.  If you look at this lovely version, there are some very good pictures of the leaf pattern.  That leaf pattern will be mine.  

And the other is this,  the Albero Cowl Jacket.  I have a couple different yarns I would like to knit this in and I think that I can really use this at my new office.  Even on the days when it has been warm, the office is beastly cold.  The lady who is working there now, (the other company is there to the end of the month), wears lots of layers no matter what the weather is. I have a feeling that sweaters will be an important part of my wardrobe. The weight and volume of this sweater will be useful to me.

There is also that pretty red yarn that I am working with, buried somewhere in the yarn room.  And there still is a nice Noro sweater that needs finishing.  And I think there is a summer sweater in there somewhere too.  I have at least 3 on the go and I really do want them finished before I work on yet another.  

Just thinking of sweaters makes my sweater mojo jump into full gear.  It has returned I think and I am not sleepy at all now.  Ready for the day, ready to knit anyway.  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Me and Billy

Me and Billy.  We are a pair.  I have built so many of these Ikea shelving units I could almost do them in my sleep. I knew I would need more bookcases but I don't think I fully realized just how many built in bookcases we had at the house till now.

The two really hard pieces, the pantry and the daybed are left to build and there still is a dining table and chairs to purchase before I am done.

All the things I am building are storage of one kind or another.  Building this last bookcase means that I could start unpacking the study.

I am going to unpack and get the boxes out of here and then, when there is time, I will sort and order and turn it from clutter and stuff to pretty displays and china amidst books and vases of needles.

It is so long since I was surrounded by the comfort of my things.  My books!  My cheap blue china.  My yarn.  About the only thing I had access to for the last 6 months was my yarn but there really wasn't an place to unpack and play with it. The first really quiet day?  I am going to play in the yarn!  

Just unpacking my knitting library the other day, made me feel very very inspired.  I can't wait to start a sweater.  Something cozy to snuggle into on those bright early morning coffee times on my pretty deck.  A sweater really is a luxury of time, you know.  A sweater has always been a must knit, a basic piece of clothing that would not be yours unless you knit it.  It was necessity.  In this modern era, a sweater is usually what we fit in around everything else.  Yes a sweater is a luxury of time and I intend to spend some of my precious quiet hours knitting one.  

Very soon.  First, I have to finish building the furniture and getting rid of the boxes.  Billy, I am so over you.

Monday, 21 April 2014

A Far Away Knitting Life.

I am posting to you from the confines of the study.  I have a new desk and in another couple of days, I will have the big computer up and running.  For now, the little laptop will suffice.

The living room is pretty much set up. It just needs a good tidying and sorting of the library and the pretty things set out and about. There are still a few boxes but it feels almost like home. As son 2 said, its almost home!

The kitchen is a bit of a disaster, but if I sit still for an hour that will be taken care of.  The hardest part there was figuring out, in my mind just how and where I was going to fit stuff.  For a nice looking kitchen it has the crappiest inside the cabinets I have ever seen.  I have a pantry cabinet to build to expand my storage.  I think that is my goal for this evening.  Pantry.  Might be able to get the groceries!

I didn't knit a stitch in these last three days.  Not one single stitch.  I can feel it.  And I hate it.  I am going to take knitting with me for lunch and go and knit.  In my last job, I was close to the river and I very often would go to the park at rivers edge, to sit and knit and just get away.  It's going to be hard to find that quiet in this part of town, though somewhere out there, there will be a quiet place to park where it isn't a zoo, and where I can escape to.  It is only 15 minutes from home, so I do get home sometimes for lunch.  Still, I am on the hunt for a quiet summer place to knit at lunch.

I am looking forward to the end of the moving stuff.  I am looking forward to being done with the cleaning back at the old place as we get it ready for sale.  I feel caught between two worlds, the old one and what will be and I know that I am not the only one.  These things crowd my days and clutter my thoughts.  

I miss my quiet knitting sort of life.  I know that it is on the horizon.  I can feel it.  I can almost see it.