This sock has been my constant companion for what little 'me' time I've managed, which amounts to an hour or two over the course of a week spent in a chair watching Netflix. Without the magic of online shopping it would be much less than that, though of course, without my being obsessive about getting things right so I never have to do this again, it would be much more.
In a way, it doesn't matter that I'm not knitting. The house is worth the effort and I have lots of socks, so if I don't finish this pair before spring I will still have warm feet. I would have warm feet even without handknit socks actually (thank you, in-floor heating system.)
Speaking of which...
Tile is one of the best distributors of in-floor heat and I am beyond excited to see how this particular tile is going to look on the floor of our front hallway (and side door, and powder room, and in front of our two fireplaces.) It's got a little black and a little brown and a little rocky grey, and it's going to look fantastic pretending to be natural stone and butting up against our hardwood floor. Honestly I've had this sample in the living room for about eight months now and I am not even remotely tired of looking at it. Plus I found the perfect wall paint and the perfect curtain fabric to make it look even more wonderful.
To get back to my point: as I've finalized the fabric search it's occurred to me that winter is coming and also, Christmas. I have never not given SOMEbody a handknit gift for Christmas but considering we'll be moving back to the house a week or two beforehand, and I still haven't made it out to an appliance store to confirm that I do indeed want to order Speed Queen/Huebsch laundry gear (not to mention that I still need to find a place to buy the hood vent fan we picked for the kitchen), handmade gifts might not happen this year.
|Bathroom floors and shower walls.|
But frankly, all I want to do is sleep. Or stare at a screen while clutching a soft blanket. Or languidly flip through a magazine filled with lovely, already-decorated rooms.
|Clunch: for almost every wall in the house|
All I need is a little more 'me' time.
|a little blue for accents, and maybe the living room walls, and maybe my desk|
What about you? Are you getting enough time to knit up some winter treats?