After we completed year-end inventory counting, John and I took a few days of R&R at a fabulous bed and breakfast not far from here. That we would vacation fairly close by was not our original plan, but our bodies hurt after so many days of physical exertion and we realized we didn't need go far to be pampered.
Of course I took a new knitting project. I had the pattern and the most gorgeous yarn, Baah Aspen, a fine merino, cashmere, silk blend, in a silver and lively purple and had already wound it into balls. And I had taken lots of needles, just in case. The pattern was called Cameo and I was excited about starting it while sitting in front of the cozy fire, watching movies with my sweetie.
Well, you know where this is going, right? I started the shawl, and restarted, and restarted. Funny thing about vacations and the mind, at least my mind. It had been so long since I had had the opportunity to totally unwind, I found my mind kind of unraveled, unable to concentrate for even a few moments, let alone the time it takes to knit an entire row. Then, I had a flash, and realized I didn't have enough yarn for the project. Well, maybe I did, but probably I didn't. You know that sinking feeling.
The next day, I decided to try again. I found a pattern I liked, Foolproof, and the yardage would work. After several hours of sort of knitting, as in knitting, ripping, repeat, I had completed 3 rows. Vacation was over, and I was completely refreshed.
(A teaser for next time... We got home, I was able to work on this fascinating project, love it and even have something to show!)