Sunday, May 29, 2011

I Wish I Could Knit For A Living

My sweet cat, Macy, is sleeping on the floor in front of me, on her back with her legs in the air.   Macy's been with us for almost a year now, and she has started exhibiting a need to be our line of sight.  Macy always relaxes or sleeps directly in front of the couch and tv if we are in the room with us.  For regular longer sleeping or napping, she's still much more comfortable and safe in her cat condo.  In fact, as I type this, she just climbed on the couch next to me and made herself comfortable on my knitting.

The flash woke her up
I am in the middle of a big project at work and it has completely screwed up my routine.  I've been going into work earlier and leaving late.  I feel very stressed all the time. I basically get a few hours each night to try to relax.  The only thing that helps is knitting.  And I started an afghan project a few weeks ago but I messed up the pattern two separate times and had to frog the entire project both times.  Knitting was not helping me out at all.

However, on the third try, the pattern suddenly clicked with me and I couldn't put the pattern down.  This is exactly what I needed to start taking my mind off the mounds of work ahead of me.  I hate the colors I've picked for this afghan (they don't work together as well as I thought they did) but I love the pattern so much that I don't care that it is ugly.  I'm already planning my next afghan.

Ripple Stitch Afghan in progress

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