I have received a generous outpouring of kindness and support this past week, both in the comments and via email.  Thank you.  It has really made a difference for me during a very difficult time to go onto the computer and read your thoughtful, friendly, and often funny comments.   Your responses were welcome and much-needed.

From Sweetie
From Sweetie

Unfortunately I have no finished objects to show you.  I had hoped to finish a sock this week, but a vicious stomach virus attacked me and I was literally unable to stand or sit up straight for two days.  Knitting was not, for once, at the front of my mind.  I did catch up on some great podcasts while I was laid up, among them Cast-On, Stash & Burn, and my new favorite, Craft Lit.

Heather Ordover does a wonderful job of combining literary discussion with her craft life, then plays a chapter or two from a classic novel each episode.  Since I just started listening, I jumped in with the most recent book, Jekyll & Hyde.  It’s fantastic!  I’m almost certain that I would find the text a little dry if I were reading this myself, but the guy doing the reading has a deliciously wry British accent that punctuates this Gothic tale to perfection.  The book seems to be wrapping up, and next will be The Scarlet Letter.  This is turning into a wonderful way to be entertained while knitting, walking the dog, or cleaning house, while at the same time getting a brief education on some classic literature.  Love it.


Now that I’m on the mend, I have been focusing my attention on finishing up the Queen of Beads socks from the STR sock club.  I’m about halfway finished with the second sock and look forward to grafting that toe closed in a couple of days.  Believe it or not, I have the opposite of Second Sock Syndrome right now, a syndrome in which I feel highly motivated to finish both pairs of socks I have lying around.  Maybe it’s more of that urge to spring clean, start with a clean slate or something. Whatever it is, I’m giving in to the feeling and getting socks off the needles!

6 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Oh no! I’m so sorry that you came down with such a bad stomach flu. But I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better and I’m looking forward to seeing your Queen of Beads socks when they’re all done!

  2. Hey! Thank you for the shout out! I’m so sorry you got the bug. It was making the rounds here too. Happy recovery. Happy Mini Cooper (YAY!) and o my goodness, you have the most amazing eyes!
    Heather from Craftlit

  3. Is that a happy bunny logo! You are 2 hot 2 b 4 got. I read one the other day that says “when life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemy’s eyes!”
    Much Love 2 U!

  4. Take care of yourself – I hope that you feel completely well soon. Thanks for the head up about Craft Lit – I’ve not come across that one before. I love Stash and Burn and Cast on too.

  5. Hi again, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for an award on my blog this afternoon. I hope you’re all better and having fun knitting away on your RSC socks!

  6. I am here via koto-chan/knittingsiamese. Your moniker fits your blogging style perfectly. Looking forward to visiting often.

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