After I finished the Rivendell socks, I was a bit listless over what to knit next. I had bought some Mountain Lace in a nice navy blue that I want to make Aeolian out of, but the idea just wasn’t getting me excited. I kept thinking I wanted to knit something out of some of my handspun. I hadn’t done that in some time. There’s something really nice about knitting with yarn that you’ve spun yourself.
I had managed to get my hands of some Spunky Ecelectic Corripaca before Amy ran out of it several months ago. The colorway I chose was Estuary, which was a pretty mix of green, brown, and natural. I spun it up as a 2-ply lacewight getting approximately 509 yds out of the 4 oz.
I thought with the brown and greens the perfect pattern would be Laminaria. So, I cast it on last Thursday. I’ve gotten through the star chart and have completed the first repeat of the blossom chart. So far, I love the way the colors are stripping up. I think with the edging it will really look seaweedy.
First off, I’m an introvert; being around people can be tiring, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to be social. Things in my life got a lot better when I accepted the fact that I am an introvert, that I’ll never be an extrovert, and I learned what I needed to do for myself. However, knowing and accepting don’t always help when I go through periods of profound loneliness. I lament that I don’t have many close friends; I pity myself for not being invited out to do things. It leaves me feeling like there’s a hole in my gut for a few days, then it passes. I have to remember that I probably don’t present myself as someone who is interested in going out and doing things, and frankly, I’m not sure how to even give that impression. I don’t know how to make instant friends with people, and I have only a slim number of lasting friendships.
I’m not looking for a pity party, but just explaining where my head was earlier this week. I’m hoping maybe by putting some of it into words I’ll get a better grasp on what it is that bothers me.
Now, on a lighter note… YARN!