So I knew I was right not to make plans for this year. Nothing could be more unpredictable than a major earthquake in a place that only gets them once in a great while. Nothing could be more heartbreaking and unbelievable that with so many resources available to help, help can’t seem to get to where it is needed.
A lot of other things seem to be up in the air too or on hold or tabled for the time being so I am just here slogging along.
The opera is doing Aida. It’s a slogfest. 127 people, endless fittings, and every time you turn around there’s another person who needs a costume.
I have not yet put any music on my Touch. This is a source of great amusement to my friends.
I’m knitting the Noro striped scarf but since I don’t really like Noro much I’m using Crystal Palace Mochi and some Cascade 220. I’m calling mine That Scarf That’s Not Noro. When I finish it I’ll post pictures. I have about 15 more inches to knit before I run out of yarn or about 18 more inches to make it the perfect length. I was happy with it, knitting along, watching the color changes until….
I got startitis. I assessed the state of my stash and decided it scared me. The only cure is to knit something from it. Several hours Some time with the Ravelry pattern base gave me ideas. Now I want to cast on for 20 or so things simultaneously and a simple little scarf with cool color changes isn’t as satisfying as it used to be.
However, there are some who can enjoy themselves in spite of gloomy weather and bad news. All it takes is a new toy: