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[Fail] Curled Up in a Ball

3 months ago

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Lord, sometimes the universe just knows. My Taproot came today and it’s just what I need. I have been feeling awful all day today. With the day’s duties over and the boys tucked in bed, the house is finally quite and still, allowing me to curl up with a heat pack, some decaf chai (which I’m convinced heals all ailments), and my magazine. This night, the body demands stillness.

I’m sorry to put up a fail post, but I’m choosing rest because I need it. There is nothing I can do right now but stop and be. I’ve learned that I can’t always push my way through pain or serious fatigue. I promise to return with Quiet Thoughts on Friday. Before I go, I’d like to give a little shout out to Theresa over at Purl You Crazy who got her Resistance is Handmade bag in the mail this week! Her Etsy shop is also reopened. She’s quite talented! Go check it out! That Katniss cowl is just gorgeous. Makes me want to be a faster knitter for sure.

For ya’ll knitters out there looking for a new pattern, there is a Nakia’s Shawl pattern from the Black Panther movie on Ravelry and it looks amazing. A yarn shop in the area is currently doing a knit-along for it and has produced kits in gorgeous color combinations. Head to your own local yarn shop or get the yarn from this one! Either way, support the hobby and make beautiful things!

Me? Am I making it? Timing is everything, ya’ll. I just spent all my money in Maine, so I’m sitting out the official knit-along and waiting a little bit. I can’t knit that fast anyway. And remember, I’m supposed to be writing a novel and teaching a class. So, basically, what I’m trying to write is that I fail at my whole entire life.  uncontrollable sobbing I’m going to finish the sock I have on needles, maybe do another pair of socks, and then I’ll have earned enough freelancing cushion that I’ll feel better about purchasing a whole bunch of yarn for this. Besides, the pattern is for a “person with small frame” and… well… I’m a little larger than that. I’m hoping some awesome knitters will figure out the math for me and then I’ll be able get the right amount of yarn.

Anyway, thank you for your patience with me as I take the time to curl up in a ball and rest. I will see you Friday for Quiet Thoughts.

 

4 Replies to “[Fail] Curled Up in a Ball”

  1. “Lord it is night. The night is for stullness. Let us be still in the presence of God.
    It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done, let it be.
    The night is dark; let our fears of the darkness of the world and our own lives rest in you.
    The nightis quiet. Let the quietness of your peace enfold you, all dear to us, and all who have no peace.
    The night heralds the dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities.”
    -New Zealand Prayer Book

    1. Believe it or not, I wrote an entire short story based on this poem. I heard it for the first time at the Confirmation camp and was spellbound.

    1. I loove Taproot and I have to admit that I’m surprised. It’s based on a lifestyle that isn’t quite my own and I’m not sure I’d ever fully adopt. However, I do so love the design and photography. I enjoy the recipes and the patterns. There is a soulfulness to it that surprises and intrigues me. It’s very unexpected.

      I just Googled Breathe Magazine. Looking forward to reading it!

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