The space between holidays and life

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day has always been a kind of bonus week in my book. You get to play with your friends, contemplate the year that's past and the one that's arriving, clean up slowly and so on and so forth. Since I didn't work last week, due to the fabulousness of this cold, I thought I'd do so today. It's moved much more slowly than I'd anticipated, I have to admit. The cold seems to linger on but it seems to me you can't lie around forever, so I started my day with the most normal activity of all: showering. Which led to laundry and dishes and other normal things. Some work, even. But want to know what I'm most excited about? The new scarf I'm making! It's the most simple, inexpensive acrylic yarn but I decided I'd use that rather than the lumpy-bumpy "buclee" I was using before which might have been the cause of all those mistakes I was making on a scarf I've told you will have to be ripped out. The one I'm making today is awesome, considering my lack of experience, and so far I'm really quite proud of it! So one day you'll get to see what it looks like, and you'll promise not to make fun of my assertion that it's awesome when that should be interpreted as "really quite ordinary but it looks like something that's been knitted instead of like something some chick made out of random knots of different size and distance. Relatively speaking and stuff.

Now I'll fold more laundry and get back to my knitting. I highly recommend it as an activity you can perform while sick. If you scoot waaaay down in the comfy chair and put your feet on the ottoman, you'll find there's a comfortable way to rest your head on the back of the seat so you don't actually have to support it with your own neck. That leaves only your hands to do the work, and if you prop your arms and elbows on cushy pillows, well then you're golden. See...then you feel you're still accomplishing something, even if the room is spinning intermittently. Now if only I already had those language DVD's so I could start learning another language while knitting. Note to self...