The irony that I haven't posted in a week is not lost on me.
I'm not entirely sure why I continue to blog. It started off as a catch-all place to stay in touch with Stick when she moved to Atlanta (en route to Nashville), then the blogosphere continued to be a place where I'd toss my voice into the void and see what happened. I'm not one of those people who puts it all out there, which would surprise no one that I know IRL because that's just not how I am. I do, however, still enjoy this little medium to say hi to the folks out there who are vaguely interested in what's going on in my little corner of the world.
If blogging were truly my therapy, I'd definitely be up for another round of NaBloPoMo, but as it is, I think I may need to go back to good old fashioned journaling for a while. Not at the expense of the blog, but perhaps as a sidebar. With the Mama Knascar situation, I'm feeling a fairly strong desire to scream at the world, and if you're one of my three loyal readers, you don't deserve that.
[Speaking of Mama Knascar, they moved her back to the nursing home last week, where she steadily began another downward slide. When I last talked to Papa K, he thought they were going to have to admit her back into the hospital to see what's going on.]
Not unsurprisingly, as of yesterday, B is also for blood pressure, as in mine has gotten a little high lately, so now I'm on meds. I don't know if it's due to weight or stress – both of which are substantial – but there you have it.
To make this post even remotely interesting, I'll distract you with yarn:
The pictures could easily be brought to you by the letter M as they are both of my new Malabrigo. I initially cast on for the Mockery socks in my Malabrigo sock, but decided that the combination of yarn and pattern just wasn't working for me, so last night I cast on the toe for the Boyfriend socks (if you knit it, they will come…). The bottom pic is of the Silky Merino that I picked up so that I could finally cast on Grumperina's Shifting Sands scarf.
Of course, since I don't know of any blue sand, I've redubbed it my Swirling Skies scarf. With all the needle-free cabling, it's not quite the quick knit I hoped for, but I really like the way it's coming out, so I'll keep plugging away. Besides, there's always Baby for when I need something truly mindless.
Right now Baby is just a big tube of Brooks Farm. I'm about 4" from starting the hem at the bottom though, so that's something. I have absolutely no idea which skein I'm on. Two? Three? The size 11 needles are certainly helping stretch it out.