Coming Up for Air

Ahhhhhh. I can breathe again. After a rather nasty episode of bad-backness, a busy weekend, and 19 third marking period report cards, I’m officially back to my regularly scheduled life. My back is still a little wacky, but I’m upright and that’s good enough for me. Our April vacation starts on Friday afternoon and I intend to enjoy this one. No flu. No bad-backness. I will be peppy and perky – and I will leave the house. So there.

I love to open my mailbox and find something good. I found something good the other day – a wee tiny sock from the Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2008 sent to me all the way from Denver, Colorado. It was knit toe up with SWTC Tofutsies on size 0 needles. I love it! I had been thinking that I’d love to knit some tiny pink socks and make keychains and ornaments to sell at our school’s Relay for Life table in September. Now I have a beautiful tiny pink sock to serve as a reminder of what I need to do this summer. It’ll also be a lovely reminder of my very first, very simple and easy (just the way I like it) swap. Thanks, Sue!

Inspired by my friend Anphoe, I’ve started to knit the Smock-a-Ruche scarf from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. It’s the coolest pattern. I’m using my Knit Picks Bare worsted weight yarn, mainly because it was the only appropriate yarn I already owned that I knew I’d have enough of. (Sorry for ending my sentence with a preposition, but it is what it is.)

If I’m brave, I might dye the finished scarf with Kook-Aid. I was too impatient to dye the yarn first. I wanted to get right to the knitting – never mind that I already have a bajillion other projects on the needles, probably giving me the finger from their shelves on the yarn wall.

I’m off now to enjoy some knitting time while catching up on a bunch of DVRed TV shows I’ve missed. I might correct a few papers from the 3 inch pile of my kids’ work. Or I might not. I have some chuckle worthy kid stuff to share with you when I get it together. Watch for it!

One Response to “Coming Up for Air”

  1. jennsquared Says:

    what a cute wee sock! So glad you are back 🙂 So is it safe to say that you will be there this Thursday??? You should. 🙂

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