It's good to sit down. I've been running all day. First, an early appointment at the hospital for a nerve conduction test. Tell me why the doctor tells you to be there 30 minutes before your appointment just to register? It doesn't take 30 minutes to register. Is it because so many people are late? So I am punished for another man's sins. Oh, Adam, it's you again.
Anyway, I'll tell you about the test later, but nothing new was divulged. In fact, it's just what I diagnosed myself with a month (and $1000 in tests) ago.
Then dear college boy #2 left his work shirt home and it's only the second week on the job. Yes, I drove it down, but I'm told him it was a one-time offer.
I didn't get home until 1:30. Then school.
On a much lighter note, I have not participated in Ginny's yarn along in a while, so I am playing along today with the socks I am knitting (note to my mother-in-law: click away now). I just cast on over the weekend and I have made pretty good progress (considering that I started over more times than I will admit; actually I lost count).
I am attempting to knit two at the same time (lest you think it is a bikini top I am knitting -- that's what it looks like doesn't it? an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini).
When I started, I really thought about whether or not I could handle doing two at the same time -- just managing the balls of yarn was intimidating. But knowing I would only be knitting once, was enough to convince me. Not that I didn't enjoy knitting two socks. I did. But they are much more likely to be identical if I knit them at the same time and I like that. I am a first child and you know what that means (perfectionist tendencies).
The sock pattern is the diagonal lace in Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson (click on the pattern name -- look you don't even have to buy the book) and the yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Fingering in Peapod. It has a really nice feel and should make nice warm socks, but it splits a lot. Sorry, KnitPicks. I'm also unhappy because I broke another size zero Harmony circular needle. These are clearly not the needles for me. I ordered some nickel-plated needles even though I hate metal needles (and I really, really love my Harmony needles), because I can't afford to keep destroying needles. I am making do with dpns but it's not easy because I am spending as much time putting stitches back on the needles as I am knitting. I hope they come soon. Funny thing is, Knit Picks ships out of Columbus. And I live in a suburb. Yet it still takes seven days for them to get to me. Sigh.
My featured book is A Nest for Celeste, which Faith is reading, and thoroughly enjoying, for school. It's below her supposed reading level, but she is a reluctant reader and it's the first book of the year. Besides, the art is darling. Really darling.
I am reading Joy in the Ordinary on my Kindle, but only at bed time. It's a sweet story so far.