That's the sound of my last week going by. I worked late almost every night, had lots of after hours commitments and was thankful I had a long holiday weekend to make it all feel like a distant memory.
I celebrated by starting a new project. I loved Steph's Shawl That Jazz and dove into the stash to find something suitable (I wish to note publicly that I did not cave and buy the super pretty Puck's Mischief Twisted yarn; I am currently knitting from stash so I can buy fibre to spin). Out came 1200 lovely yards of Briar Rose Grandma's Blessing. It was a bitch to wind (because I'm so stubborn I wouldn't cut the yarn and make two skeins), but it's beautiful to knit and is emerging into a pretty shawl.
I bet many of you are cringing at the idea of knitting a garter stitch shawl. I love it. Endless rows of mindless knitting. I can do it in the car on the way to the cottage. I can knit and talk with family and friends. I can knit while almost napping (I tell you it was perfectly a lazy weekend) and today, I can bring it to the first of many many soccer practices.
This photo was taken on Saturday morning. I'm a good 10 inches in now, maybe more. The construction (all short rows) now render it an unphotographable mass. A pretty mass all the same. Tonight it's me, Battlestar Galactica Season 2 and this shawl. Hopefully all this mindless diversion doesn't make my brain leak out my ears.