Perhaps it’s a side effect of the allergy medication I took this afternoon, after hanging out at a cat house last night sent me into a sinus frenzy all day. I slept for 4 hours this afternoon! So tonight I was trying to catch up on my planning for this next pair of socks.
Here’s the deal: I want to make a leaf. Just a single leaf, on an angle. This delightfully soft sock yarn, from Hill Country Yarns, is called “Indian Summer” but has me thinking of leaf-peeping and falling leaves. I’ve been in the mood for pumpkin pie for days now. I decided the “easiest” way to figure out how to make one nice leaf would be to find a pattern and steal a single leaf from it. But of course, I needed to chart the whole pattern in order to pick out the single leaf and still keep all the decreases and yos even. So I did that. For a few different leaf patterns. Then I decided I needed a straightforward swatch before I tried experimenting with leaves.
“Hmmm, this is nice and all, but it would be much more fun to just work on the leaves. Let’s stick a leaf in the middle of the swatch. But I’m going to need stitch markers . . .”
Naturally I could only find one marker, and the rest weren’t where they were supposed to be. So I tore apart the knitting bag that sits next to the couch, which has been a mess anyway. “I should really clean this thing out.” I sorted everything, and even found the stitch markers.
But then as I was putting things back in the knitting bag, some of those skeins that I’d played with were kind of a mess, so . . .
And now I’m too tired to continue with any kind of knitting!