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Sunday, January 17, 2010

When All Else Fails...Go Back To Basics!

Basics like Garter Stitch and Stockinette?


I have no idea why I've hit such a brick wall with my knitting. But after an intense weekend of wrestling with W-2s and year-end payroll reports, I packed myself off to KnitIn (today at Yarn Explosion, my LYS) where I picked up a few skeins of black Mission Falls 1824 Wool and one of teal, too and worked for a couple of hours on the Log Cabin Blanket (all garter stitch, all the time). The yarn purchase was in the hopes I'll have enough now to finish the blanket...

And came home to complete the reports and stuff the W-2 envelopes and start the bookkeeping for December and the year-end financials for the CPA...(different stuff, for those of you who aren't accountants...)

When my eyes were too blurry to look at another number, I settled in to cast on for a pair of my Plain Vanilla Socks from the Personal Sock Club of 2010. Miss Muffin was pleased to come out and model the toe for you. (Details? The Claudia Chocolate Cherry sock yarn, and my Knitpicks Options circs.)

The Meezer expressed her pleasure, too. She curled up to snooze on my lap while I knit the toe.

Tomorrow is another day...of bookwork, of course. (It's only mid-January, right? Right now? I'm living for February!)


Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Oh, I hated the w-2's when I was church bookkeeper. I'm sure you are much better at them than I was, but I know it is no fun.

Smart knitting choices for this challenging period, that's for sure!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An intense week of tax accounting, and you don't know why your mind is fried for knitting? Cut yourself some slack, gal! The knitting will be better after the deadlines.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

It's coming soon. Hang in there. And in the meantime, thank goodness for stockinette and garter stitch! Goodness knows I took refuge in them this past fall when I couldn't face anything else :)

1:32 PM  
Blogger margene said...

I'm waiting not so patiently for February, too. However, the inversion has lifted so we can see the sky. You know the basic are always good comfort. I may stay with the basics for feels good!!

10:36 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Love the chocolate cherries! One of my fave Claudia yarns.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Sometimes the basics are necessary, and they are good or they wouldn't be basics!

Hang in there!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I think relaxing kinds of knitting are just what you need this time of the year!

10:58 PM  

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