Wednesday, October 12, 2011

yarn along: planning

I just don't know about this week. Work is crazy-busy, leaving me feeling scattered at the end of each day. My personal life is stressful--sick relatives and family fights. And this morning at the bus stop an angry drunk man got up in my face and yelled horrible things. It's all enough to make me want to crawl into bed and hibernate all winter.

But I can't.

So, I'm planning for the future, for those glad times that are hopefully waiting out there for me in the not-too-distant future.

This week I'm knitting some wrist warmers for myself in anticipation of delightfully chilly autumn days. We've had such a warm streak of weather lately that it hasn't felt like fall at all. It's been so warm that I was surprised to see the trees turning gold and sidewalks filled with russet leaves when K and I were out on a walk last night. There's a cold front moving through tonight that is supposed to bring rain. Cool days will soon be here and I'll need some wrist warmers to ward off the chill while still keeping my fingers free. You know, in case I need to mace anyone at the bus stop.

And of course, I'm planning for our new house. It seems unreal that we'll be living in a place of our own in just over two weeks. Design*Sponge at Home is full of inspiration and my copy is full of sticky notes marking decor I love. It's overwhelming to think of decorating a whole house, but certainly exciting.

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I'm yarning along today with Ginny. What are you making/reading this week?


  1. Congrats on moving in two weeks! That will make everything better, once the unpacking is done. The wrist warmers are really pretty and delicate looking, love them!

  2. Wow! I just can't imagine a drunk man yelling in your face...although, it is a tad bit funny (if you're not the one getting yelled at!). I'm afraid I've been sick lately, but the sickness has brought about a remarkable change: I drink tea now. Hot tea. Go figure. I think your steaming cups at the WC subconsciously got to me--and my husband bought about 10 different flavors. I even bought a tea kettle!

    I keep looking at the piles of yarn, yearning to dive in, only to remember my long list of work/chores that needs finished. I'm in the process of planning a dragon-themed b-day party for Ms. Lovely, and I'm going to an IU conference this weekend. It's amazing that I remember (vaguely) days of my youth when I could actually say I was bored. Wow. Those were the days!

    Good luck moving--I'm so excited for you! Take lots of pictures! Perhaps we can have a tea and yarn get-together one day soon!

  3. I had to leave one more comment: the word I had to type after I entered my last response was "tutgab." I think we need to create a definition for that one and use it daily. Perhaps...the type of gossip one overhears and says, "Tut, tut, tut. That needn't be discussed."

  4. I know those days of wanting to do nothing more that pulling up the covers tighter! But, I also know that you have to work to pay for the house. Hang in there.

  5. I can't wait to take a look at that book ... one day!

  6. Sounds like a miserable week love. Sorry. I had a crazy coworker with low blood sugar scream crazy things at me at work. So I can relate. Makes you feel helpless doesn't it. Well I am sorry that happened to you. I guess it makes us feel that much better when we have good weeks,doesn't it?
    Enjoy your knit-a-long.
    Just think soon you will be in your new home!

  7. Ugh! What a no good, very bad week! How awful to be yelled at by a drunk!

    Well, I'm excited you'll soon be in your new home! Let me know if you need help moving!

  8. Sorry you were having such a bad week. I hope things are looking up!

  9. I was very sorry to hear about the bus stop incident... That's never a pleasant way to begin or end a work day. I always tell myself that people like that just don't know any better (but that doesn't make their strange and hurtful words go away). Aye...

    I'm sooooo looking forward to hearing about the house (and those glad times soon to come!). Until then, hang in there! I'll be thinking of you guys as you make your big move.


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