domestic virtues, knitting, random blather

omg where is the coffee?

I blocked another shawl yesterday! I’ve got an Ishbel to photograph and write up, and I’ve taken the pins out of a Bridgewater this morning, so I may do both at the same time. I miss my blocking wires terribly, because blocking lace with waste yarn threaded through (waste yarn that’s kinda thin and not very strong and at risk of breaking) isn’t very convenient, especially since it stretches and then the tension goes all to hell. Marta helped me pin this one out, and I’m thinking we did a pretty good job. I’d have liked to block it a bit more aggressively, but given how big this thing is (the pattern calls for 42.5″ x 42.5″, this thing right now is about 53″ x 53″, and although I expect it’ll shrink a little bit, it probably won’t be 10″ on each side), I’m gonna say it’s big enough. push comes to shove, when I get home at the end of March, I can always repin with the wires and get it more aggressively blocked.

After the moping last night, I do have to say I’m feeling better this morning. Whether that’s because I’m actually feeling better or because I’m in “fake it ’til you make it” mode remains to be seen, but for the moment, it’s mostly good.

Last night, after I turned off the light and pulled the covers up, I had a brief moment when I almost got back up again and started writing, but I forced myself not to, because seriously, 3am is no time to be writing porn. At least not when you’re tired and cranky.

And now I’m going to go upstairs and get some cereal and fruit for breakfast. Marta and I realized that too much junk food was making us feel kinda grody, so we’re trying to eat more healthy and cutting out sugary snacks and the like. It’s like we’re being adults or something, it’s quite disconcerting. O_o

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