Tuesday, July 15, 2008

S.O.C.K.S Happened...

But it was a near thing.  I am committed to my participation in the Summer Of Compensatory Knitting Socialization program.  After ten months of knitting in isolation and developing rather questionable habits which might be misinterpreted out in the world-at-large, I feel it is vital that I relearn the art of being with others in a socially acceptable way.  

Left to my own devices, I tend to make up little songs about things within my visual range, wear mismatched socks and find the funny in stuff that no one else could ever see as humorous.  I really need the practice.

However, I am incredibly tired after yesterday's mad rush to find and disinfect all the filters that I was, apparently, supposed to be maintaining throughout the years.  Once I found one that looked kind of yucky, it became clear to me that filters must become a priority around here lest I expire from poor air quality inhalation.  

Anyone who was questioning my need to practice social skills whenever possible is probably starting to see why it might be necessary.

Anyhoo...Filtration Refreshification takes a lot out of a girl.  Today, I found myself quite tuckered out.  I also found my back to be kind of sore.  I lolled about on the couch in my jammies until nearly 10:00 and only dressed myself in something quasi-not-pajama-ish because the cats were starting to look at me askance.  




Which is saying something because this is pretty much what they do all day...

Even the act of putting on something with hooks and buttons was not enough to really wake me up or motivate me to be anything other than a couch potato.  I think that the most ambitious thing I did all day was heat up a Hot Pocket so that I would be well-nourished for my afternoon nap.

But, tired or not, I was still able to make it down to The Yarn Sellar for a little of the group knitting.  If nothing else, I was able to leave the house knowing that I was very well-rested and that the air would be well-filtered in my absence.  I took a sock along for the ride.  Socks are good projects for S.O.C.K.S.

Better than The Thing That Will Never Grow Up To Be A Sweater.  That is not a travel project.  It lives under cover of darkness, perhaps never to see the light of day.  For all my being tired , I must admit that I did knit upon it today.  I'd like to think I'm giving it a chance before it all falls apart according to the rules of The Blog Sweater Curse.  It has, after all, been behaving pretty well.


Then today, I had to frog the sleeve...I almost feel better when it all goes wrong.

SA

7 comments:

Julie said...

Well I'm very happy that you managaed to drag your butt off the couch and plop it in a chair at the Yarn Sellar!

From what I can see of The Thing That Will Never Grow Up To Be A Sweater, it looks pretty nice.

p.s. You forgot to take my filters with you. I'll bring them again next week :-)

Beth said...

I agree with Julie - your non-sweater does look nice. If it makes you feel better, it sometimes takes us a long time to get out of our jammies around here, too. :)

Cursing Mama said...

What kind of not really a sweater has a sleeve?

trek said...

I love the yarn there in the picture of The Thing That Will Never Grow Up To Be A Sweater. Truly. It is gorgeous.

Perhaps I need to pull out my sweater and knit on it. The socks and the spinning and the swimming have been taking priority around here but I must remember that autumn and winter will return and I will regret it if I do not have myself a nifty new sweater by the time school opens once more...

Ronni said...

Good for you. I think your "thing that will never grow up to be a sweater" is looking quite nice too. And the cat is again adorable looking.

sweetpea said...

Can I use that phrase? "filtration refreshification" I like it!

kmkat said...

The Thing is looking remarkably sweater-like in spite of its title. Not only that, it looks like a sweater that a sheep could wear with pride and happiness and warmth. Go figger.