back to the drawing board

… in knitting, as in life.

I took a critical look at how my Two Lights shawl was shaping up last night and decided that the stockinette, though nicely showing off the crazy yarn, was perhaps not the best choice for a shawl with a raw top edge.

2 lights

Yep, we got a whole lotta roll going on.  So this morning I took the plunge and ripped.

2 lights

After an evening spent with a friend — she took good care of me, sent me home with leftovers, and kept on saying all the right things –, a movie, and some false confidence, I ended up sobbing along to Phil Collins in the middle of the night.  A bright morning with a new start was in order.

Especially as tonight is our first “we’re just friends/ he doesn’t want a relationship” try out.  What I want?  To get this first hurdle behind me and figure out where I’m going.  Because Phil Collins is not a long-term solution.

[Seriously, WSM, George Jones?  I’m working with a precarious equalibrium as it is.]

2 lights

2 lights

Thanks for all of your kind comments.  I’m taking it easy this weekend, going slow and enjoying lots of quiet.

Now it’s time to cast on again, get some essays corrected, and finish up that conference paper.


7 thoughts on “back to the drawing board

  1. um, against all odds? that’s my secret phil collins heartbreak song. (as a pre-teen, as well as now. justifiable perhaps only because the postal service may have done a kickass cover.) glad you are taking it easy, and playing with colorful yarn. good luck tonight.

  2. I’m a big fan of mopey songs by Belle & Sebastian and the Smiths myself… Hope it goes well tonight.

    Maybe a slip-stitch pattern or some garter-stitch squishiness for that beautiful colorful yarn?

  3. I’m sorry you have some hard times at the moment! Hope your knitting and the company of good friends makes it a little better! Be good to yourself!

  4. Sorry to hear about the difficult stuff… I have to say though, Phil Collins sure does have a place. Have you listened to the This American Life episode about breakups? There’s a whole Phil Collins themed segment – you *must* listen. Hope that it went ok last night. Knit on, knit on, I say.

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