Wednesday 16 November 2011

Dark Days

Sometimes you write a title just so you can follow it up with another titled post. I'm hoping the next one states that dark days are over, there's a Florence and The Machine video and a parade of food and knits. However, in order for there to be such a post, there needs to be dark days. I believe I'm in them. 

Let's look at the evidence: the days are now shorter. So short in fact that yesterday the giant and I were ready to go to bed (we're both sick) and looked at the clock. 6.45 pm .Really? REALLY???? I swear it had been dark for hours at this point. Surely it had to be closer to midnight. Normally extra evening would be delightful, like waking up on Saturday, thinking it's a week day and gleefully realising your mistake. Last night however it felt like a day that was never going to end. Ever.

Then of course there is the fact that I remain in a black hole of knitting. I have not completed anything in ages and if I have, chances are it hasn't been for me. The Juno Regina stole is trying to kill me in my sleep. Seriously. I hear it whispering to me 'you will never finish me and I will be your albatross'. Or should that be monkey? Monkey on your back; albatross round your neck, right? Whatever. I have a friggin zoo climbing all over me right now and christmas is not getting any further away. 

I also have a chest infection. AGAIN. How is it that I can catch a cold and go down with a chest infection with such ease? You know how men never have a cold but have man flu and might be dying? I am like that. I don't get just a cold. I get a chest infection and become my own little parody of Slimer with green goo. It's attractive I can tell you. 

So to lift my spririts in these dark days I'm powering through the stole so that I can look forward to these new brights. You'll be hearing about them next podcast. If I can string a sentence together by Sunday. If not, I'll be dragging myself out of bed to write a blog post that announces the dark days are not yet over and we're all doomed, DOOMED, I tell you. 

Artist's Palette Dk- with cashmere!

Oh I have clever knit friends, yes I do....

Ok, that was dramatic. My fever might be up again. Apologies.

ETA: Slimer reference point


P'cess said...

I'm sorry you're in a knitting funk... I've been's not fun! Just remember that knitting is your HOBBY and it's supposed to be fun... if you're not having fun, put it aside, out of your mind and when you're ready to have fun again, there it will be. Forget Christmas deadlines! If someone is getting a knit thing and it's not done, tape a piece of the yarn into a card and give them an IOU!

Also, immediately tell me where I can get my hands on that purple dk!!!!

chemicalika said...

I came to post pretty much exactly what Darcy has already said (including seconding the comment about the purple DK - it's gorgeous!). I've made Juno Regina, but I definitely did it whilst I had other - more interesting - things on the needles because that 42 inches is a killer. Cast on something small and quick just to find the pleasure of finishing things whilst you're working on it. And, like Darcy says, if it's not done in time, buy a little something (the shops are full of them at the moment) and explain the main present is on the way. No one will die.

Also, I always though a chest infection coming after a cold was a normal thing. My sister's just been through that double whammy and I think I'm heading in that direction too following my cold two weeks ago.

Lots of rest and I hope you feel better soon (physically, spiritually and knitterly).

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Boo for dark days and rubbishness but yay for pretty yarn. I had exactly the same thing of thinking it was hours later than it actually was this week, possibly some kind of time warp slipping over the nation (am now singing lets do the time warp). Hope you are feeling better soon

A Playful Day said...

The Dk is Artist's Palette Cashmere blend. HELLO!!!