Aw, shucks!

Thanks for so many kind words, both here and on flickr about the Brancusi sock. Although I was proud of the design, hearing that other people respond to positively makes it that much better. And after a day like today at work, you guys were my highlight.

Coming home after 10 1/2 hours at the office, not working out, no walk in the park for Janie Sparkles, and no sense of accomplishment or pride in what I did today makes me understand addictive behaviour. All I wanted to do was eat a bowl of buttered noodles and bricks of cheese. I understand why people eat or shop to fill an emotional void. Anything to provide a little release or break from the mundane that weighs us down. Don’t worry, I didn’t go out and buy an iPhone…

Dinner with C and a friend at a local pasta joint (how I love thee, starches) was a better end to a day that hopefully won’t be repeated tomorrow. Knowing that knitting is sitting there, waiting to be done, whether or not it’s my design, gives me comfort. Being able to share this activity with like-minded souls (and soles) instills peace.

So, thanks again. And for anyone else who’s had a hectic Monday (or Tuesday or Friday or anyday), go touch your fiber, hug your loved ones or animals, think about the things that truly matter, and smile.

3 Responses to “Aw, shucks!”

  1. Mel Says:

    Mmmm, starch and cheese.

    I love the sock, too. I instantly started thinking about adapting it to kilt hose. Toe-up.

  2. Trish Says:

    Well said. Loved ones and knitting help keep my sane too. Being a stay at home mom of two super active kids, I’m driven within an inch of insanity more then once in a day. :)

  3. Ginger Says:

    Nice socks – my Mum loves your socks ! She’s putting her UFO sock away for awhile. That is her first. Knitting calms Mum down. Reading your Blog (and other knitters’) inspires her to spur on with her knitting :)