I no longer live in your dominion

No work today! Wow. I just finished mowing the lawn but I’ll take that over the other kind of work (for today anyway). I’m working for a few hours tomorrow. When people talk about a 3 day weekend, I’m like “what??” I keep forgetting. I have my alarm set for 5:20AM tomorrow. BTW, no offense to the holiday. My dad is a vet.

Speaking of work, they cancelled the first get together but now a new one is on. 😦 It is a month from now. I have officially RSVP’d. I’m going. I don’t want to. What if it is like my usual social outings? Wait, I don’t do social outings but youknowwhatImean. I’m just worried that I might lose my job…I have never met my new manager. This will be a first impression. Oh god. Why am I going? Am I self sabotaging? What was I thinking? UGH.

Okay. Reset.


Music for the week:  Ellie Goulding, Mariah Carey, Stefanie Heinzmann, Audrey Assad, Hunter Hayes, Shakira, Joan Osborne, Rachael Sage

TV for the week: NBA playoffs, The French Open (tennis), Switched at Birth

Movie of the week: Enough Said, Bhutto, Twenty Feet from Stardom

Books of the week: A bunch of knitting books,  The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear (I’ll be reading this one for a while because I have to do the exercises in the book and that slows down the reading).

Knitting projects of the week: I sort of finished one thing:

um, dish towel?

um, dish towel?

What can I say? I ran out of yarn. ha. I used my cheap-ish 100% acrylic yarn for it. It is about 85% done. I’m determined to really finish one dish towel. I might start another one soon. Well there are so many things I want to start. Some I don’t have the yarn for or the right needles. So those will have to wait.

I’ve said I really want to learn to make socks but they aren’t the easiest items to knit so I’m thinking – baby booties! If I can make those, socks should be easier?? I have quite a few nieces and nephews. If they turn out okay, I’ll give the booties to them. If not it will be called “practice”.

My works in progress include the lacy scarf  (75% done) and a handbag. I want to start something else today. Baby bootees are too advanced for right now. Maybe I’ll start another scarf or a dish towel today. I can’t wait to start a hat but I need double pointed needles. I may order some from ebay today.

I’m going to do a “How I taught myself to knit” post one day with the best resources I used. I’m sure there are 1,000 posts like that….


Today I’m going to watch knitting DVDs (and tennis and basketball) and study for the boards. I’m pretty sure I’m taking the test in mid-August. I haven’t paid for it yet though. Of course I’m going to get some knitting in too. I really want to finish that lacy scarf so I can start another in a different color. Maybe the next one I will do with no mistakes.