Or so I have decreed.
People, it has been a week. In fact, that seems to be the main characteristic of all of my weeks lately. Thursday limps to a close and all I can do is sit on the couch and watch A&E “real life” crime dramas. Today we had the added tired-making bonus of a (very productive) writing workshop. News flash: I cannot write a book review. It was all done in the nicest possible manner and with the most uplifting, forward-looking, hey-you’ll-get-it enthusiasm, but, of course, it never feels that way when it’s happening. Perhaps more so when one is in the paradoxical — and uncomfortable — position of being both an “advanced” student (in terms of years accumulated: this is the start of lucky number 7) and an absolute rank beginner (in terms of intellectual growth and development over said years). I feel self-consciously experienced, completely overwhelmed, and utterly unprepared.
All I can do is quote Michael K. to myself: Homegirl is tired.
Especially after managing a spectacular trip and scraping my knee for the first time in forever on the way to school this morning. The day began as it ended: public embarrassment that leaves a nasty sting. Seriously, I haven’t had one of these since there was someone around to put Bactine on it for me. I don’t even own any Bactine. And Alice was not too interested in assisting the patient.
But at least there was sunshine in the apartment this morning! I managed a few photos of some boring sock progress before heading off to meet my doom. (Also, the humidity: not helping.) The eagle-eyed among you might notice a modification to the ribbing. I wasn’t happy with the density of the fabric I was getting on my usual US2/2.75mm needles; in going down a size I was afraid that the sock would be too small, as it’s only worked over 60 stitches. A little quick math and hey presto!: 70 stitches on size US1/2.50mm needles. With ribbing to match: k1 * p3, k2 * to last four stitches p3, k1. So far, so good.
Now, if only reading Tom Paine — or writing a functional book review — were as easy breezy I would be a superstar.