Yarn Along (by Bethany)

yarn along 11.27.13

Yes, this is another scarf. I know – I’m off on one of my obsessions again. It’s like the hats all over again. I’ve even named this style of scarf and have started planning out variations on the original. Am considering setting up a separate website for this scarf. OK, OK, I’m kidding… but don’t think I didn’t spend that entire traffic jam on 280 during my evening commute planning what the scarf’s new website will look like.

I’ll get over it soon, I promise.

I’ve been so fabulously content lately. I quit one of my two part-time jobs a few weeks ago, and ever since then I’m been enjoying my time at home for the first time since I moved back to CA just about exactly a year ago. I’ve been writing, reading, knitting, and cooking and eating good food – and appreciating all of these activities while they are going on – which is not always a strength of mine. Appreciating things when I don’t have them is more my speed.

I’m reading Michael Dobbs’ Six Months in 1945 mostly as research for one of my writing projects, but I’m enjoying it and will probably read the whole thing, not just the parts that are relevant to my project. It’s about the Yalta Conference and the events that followed it – events that are usually considered to be the harbingers of the Cold War. I haven’t even read the whole first chapter yet, but I’m enjoying spending some time with it during my long-awaited five-day weekend. I will be doing absolutely NO Black Friday nonsense – just reading and knitting and writing and cooking and eating and going for walks and reveling in the chance to feel creative and productive again.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and readers!

P.S. Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny at her blog Small Things.

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8 Responses to Yarn Along (by Bethany)

  1. alisa says:

    I get on kicks like that as well!! Mine is socks right now!! Your scarf is lovely!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

    • lfpbe says:

      Thanks! I would love to be on a sock kick, but I’ve yet to find a sock pattern that I really like. My gauge is a little on the loose side, and while I’ve figured out how to alter it for sweaters, my socks always end up either way too big or way too small. Maybe someday. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. Deb Hickman says:

    I love the colour of your scarf, I’ve knit shawls and cowls but never a scarf, I think that might be one of my next projects. Deb x

    • lfpbe says:

      Isn’t that funny – I’ve been knitting for about 18 years, and up until a few weeks ago I think I had only made one scarf. What I love about scarves is that it’s so easy to adapt patterns for other projects (socks, sweaters), leaving endless possibilities for trying new things.

  3. Hubby has to work in all the Thanksgiving and Black Friday nonsense, so I am staying my behind home. There is nothing on sale that I need that desperately.

    • lfpbe says:

      It’s such a bummer that your husband won’t be at home, though! I know this weekend brings a ton of money into retail stores, but it seems that there ought to be a way to do it without separating family members for the holidays. The main reason I don’t participate is that I hate the crowds, but I’m also bothered by the way this has become such a widespread cultural obsession. Boo.

      • The bright side is I get him for a 4 hour break during the day tomorrow. It’s something. He’s worked retail management for the majority of our marriage, so I’m used to it.

      • lfpbe says:

        Sure – and of course you could always have a Thanksgiving dinner on another night. My family does that for Christmas sometimes.

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