Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not that I'm bitter or anything

A customer and friend once asked, after looking at my Goodreads feed on Facebook, asked me how I have time to read so much and knit so much. Here's the secret: I neglect my child. No, seriously, and I don't know how this happened, but The Preschooler has always been remarkably self-entertaining. Right now, he's lined up his Toy Story figures on the windowsill to watch the landscapers and is having his Buzz Lightyear, Tickle Me Elmo, and two baby dolls act out this elaborate game based on something he saw on Dinosaur Train. I am not allowed to play. I know how lucky I am.

So, Summer of Socks and Lace. I lost. I'm okay with that. Really. Steven is a worthy competitor. I finished eighteen projects:
  • Six shawls
  • Nine pairs of socks
  • One pair of baby booties
  • One lacy baby cardigan
  • One semi-lacy scarf
  • 9539 yards total

My mistake? I knit from stash, which wasn't always Natural Stitches yarn, which counts for double.

I did, however, get through at least some of my Socks that Rock stash. I finished my Ten Shawls in 2010! Overall, it was a pretty good summer, knitting-wise. Now on to knitting something in plain stockinette!


Anonymous said...

amen on the stockinette.
yarn overs!

Yvonne said...

You are too funny.

I love The Preschooler.

(Will you still call him that when he is no longer The Preschooler? What will it be -- the Elementaryschooler?? I'm curious.)