The silence here yesterday was due in large part to ennui. I am with Cara on this one and am ready for fall. I am sick of the heat, thankful for yet sick of the air conditioning, sick of watering all the f-ing plants, sick of mowing the lawn, sick of salads and ready for soup.
I am ready for a change.
In two weeks Daughter #1 will be off for her fist semester at college. I am also ready for that. Yes, I am going to miss her. No, I can’t believe it. But our lives lately have been an anticipation of this event —- I am ready. I want to stop counting down. I want to stop obsessing if she has everything, if her roommate will be nice, if she will like it, if she will do well ….. let’s get the show on the road already!
In honor of my Fall Fever, may I present Backyard Leaves in progress?
and here are my Backyard Leaves musings ….
- it’s a really cool pattern and Annie Modesitt is a knitting genius (did I tell you about how I met her, how I ended up in Knitter’s Magazine because of her?)
- There will be a next one of these and I will knit it in some nubby brown stuff I have that I have forgotten the name of. It’s on a cone, it’s from Webs – it is a bit scratchy now, but is supposed to bloom ….. it’s, it’s Brora Softspun! phew.
- the next time I will knit both ends simultaneously
- and I will use a temporary cast on and graft them together – I am surprised that this is not in the directions and wonder if there is a reason for it that I just don’t see at the moment ….
back to whining …. did I mention that Kathleen talked me into a Secret Pal Swap? I now have a case of performance anxiety.