when I am mentally tired lately, I make fewer mistakes while knitting Errold's Grove than when knitting my Queen of Cups socks. It seems like the more complex stitch pattern ought to cause me more trouble, but apparently not.
What's that you say? Queen of Cups? Yes, I have decided to skip the blue Lorna's Laces yarn that used to be in progress to be Bellatrix. I am instead working on Queen of Cups, using some lovely Shibui Sock in the colorway Jewels. The pattern probably won't show up as well as it could, due to the variegation, but the yarn is royal purple, so Queen of Cups seemed to fit. I'm already through the first of two pattern repeats for the leg.
I found this pattern today. I have a nice cone of Harrisville Designs fingering weight wool in black that would be perfect for this. I'm trying to resist until I finish Queen of Cups, if not Errold. I don't really need a Bat Shawl. I really need to start knitting the niece and nephew sweaters for Christmas (and to order the Morehouse Merino critter patterns so I can start that knitting too).
Yes, my e-mail account was spoofed. It also appears that my "frequent contacts" list from gmail was used to send spam advertising electronics equipment. I have changed my account password as a matter of course, just in case the account was compromised. My apologies. If it's any consolation, I even spammed myself. Twice.
Burst of Creativity
For some unknown reason, I've been spewing out all sorts of creative thoughts in the past few days. I've had half a dozen ideas for knitting patterns (plans for swatching and writing are already begun), plus a couple of ideas for books/essays and other projects. I don't know what has brought this on, but I'm not complaining. It seems as though just about every time I get my brain quiet and floating in a sea of nothingness, some big idea pops into it. Whatever its origin, I'm going to foster this idea popping trend as much as I can.