Anyway, I've spent the week ignoring my kids (although I did get them a new 1000 piece puzzle and a few books), staring at the computer (even more than usual), and watching House (which I'm convinced is the best show ever!!) to lighten up at the end of the day. Oh, and of course we had a baseball game (my son's first All-Star game - ever - and they won!) and we even went to DH's softball game (yeah, he plays too). My head is spinning and I'm fairly certain I'm going blind. Yes, I have glasses, but no, I don't wear them... don't like them... make me dizzy and nauseous but I think I'm doomed to adjust... but the ones I got last year don't work anymore so I need to make an appt. I wish I could e-mail for an appt., then it might get done.
So last night, I decided that I really needed a bit of a creative break. I didn't want to knit on just anything. I needed something new but simple. So... I started a pair of toe-up socks from Ann Budd's pattern in the new Interweave. Maybe I'm just uncoordinated, maybe it's the yarn, or maybe the needles... I'm sure it's not the pattern because everybody is raving about it... but I'm just not feeling the love yet. Time has become merely a vague essence to me at this point, but I can tell you that it took Wheel of Fortune, some dumb Pirates show, and 2 episodes of House (on DVD) to knit this much. Actually to be honest, half of that time was spent simply trying to cast 6 stinkin' stitches on each needle using the Eastern (or Turkish) Cast-On. Blah!
While my inclination at this point would be to say that this whole toe-up thing is stupid... I still remember how wrong I was about e-mail so I'll give a little more time.
P.S. Gotta love Sponge Bob!