Friday, February 15, 2008

Bad Habits

This week is really kicking me in the ass. I'm not taking it so well. I've had many moments of near collapse, and moments of tears and meltdowns. It's been nothing terrible. It's only felt unmanageable at times. I'm glad that it's all over as of today. Well mostly all over (I still have to collate marks on 131 final exams....). But the worst of it is behind me.

This stress has brought out some of my bad habits. My quick temper has been festering all week. My incessant need for chocolate followed by chips has not been held in check. I also take everything out on my love (I know I'm not the only better half who does this right???). And with my knitting, any guesses??

I've been REALLY good lately. Really. Since the New Year and my knitting resolutions were made, I've been excellent. I have not been recklessly casting on new projects. This is a big step for me.

But with the stress of work and life in general, today I just needed to have something mindless. Some project that I didn't have to follow a pattern or even a open a book. So I caved - I cast on some socks. Some mindless, little effort required socks.

Notice exactly how lazy I am - so lazy I didn't want to get off the couch to get the real camera. I just played with the crop features so you can't tell (1) I'm in my pjs, and (2) how extraordinarily horrible (no - really - it's true) I look after this week of h-e-double hockey stick.

These socks feel relaxing and not stressful in anyway. My STR January socks need to get slightly ripped back and my Cozy requires me to look at a pattern. These socks require nothing other than throwing that yarn and pulling that loop. It's exactly what I need right now.


catknip said...

The yarn is lovely. Is that Lorna's Laces Envy? And I've seen you all week and you looked hot!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need your trademark bottle of Friday wine. And tonight don't let the husband have any (wine, that is).


Anonymous said...

Andi's right(on the first half, I think the 2 sometimes go quite well together!) Whatever you choose, I hope things start to look up for you soon!

J. said...

You caved. It was going to happen sooner or later. What yarn is that?

T. said...

Catknip's right - it's LL envy - leftover from my socks. Making socks for the Stink.

Amanda said...

Relax and enjoy the sock - that's what knitting is for after all!