September is the new year at universities. It is a fresh start and new beginnings as my personal blog post states but it has also felt like a Month of Mondays as far as my knitting mojo goes. My ball winder has died (or at least decided that it will not make neat balls anymore). I wound up the second ball for my So Faded sweater in the Canada 150 colours from Fleece Artist (see the mess in the picture below).
The knot created when I knit using the ball on the right took the whole Solo movie to untangle. Not zen knitting time that I needed after a busy day with new students and tech issues. Another big problem because I want to finish the sweater for Rhinebeck! On the plus side, I really liked the movie. I had heard mixed reviews so was prepared to be disappointed but I was not. It was exactly what I needed to mellow out list night.
Earlier this year, I got glasses but really noticed my eye issues this summer. Now, I cannot read the computer screen or any book without wearing glasses. Even some of my knitting projects require glasses. I have the start of a cataract on my left eye and am having trouble with that. I have gone through a range of issues with it. The key one for here is that my pictures are out of focus and I do not notice the small detail problems anymore. It has made me very sensitive about posting and podcasting. I need to just start again but each time I try I go all perfectionist on the lighting, layout, etc. This week I have decided I will approach it like I do with my other blog. First draft and post because it is better to have some content up than to be paralyzed because what I am posting is not perfect.
My new Connections Hat pattern from the CAWcreations 2018 Knitting Calendar Patterns will be out this week. I had hoped to finish it this weekend but again Mondays (on Saturday). Somehow I managed to twist wrong and could barely move Saturday night and Sunday all day. I even had to leave knitting group early because I had to go home and stretch out my back. I did sign up for pilates classes twice a week this semester, so I am hoping to feel better after my body gets used to it again. It will be hard getting back into it since all I have done in ages is walk and swim. There are other muscles that I will be using. I do trust the team that is doing the pilates class, they have fixed my back before so I am hoping this will do it again.
Finally, my favourite little lunch spot is closing on Wednesday. It was a perfect spot to go for tea and soup. I love the couple who runs the place and I am going to miss seeing them. It will be good for my plan to eat out less but I hate seeing the little local places closing.
Happy knitting and reading! I plan to podcast as soon as the Connections Hat pattern in Aran weight yarn is published.