Monday, September 12, 2011

Becalmed

becalmed   [bɪˈkɑːmd]    (Transport / Nautical Terms) (of a sailing boat or ship) motionless through lack of wind

I haven't been exactly motionless, but I have been a little stagnate for the last couple of weeks, creativity-wise. I'm actually surprised that I ever accomplish any knitting in September. I want to like September. I remember going back to college in Nebraska during September, and it was kind of warn for the first week or so, and then it turned into this wonderful month with nice, cool evenings and occasional rain storms. I really liked that about Nebraska. September in Central California is almost never like that. It's hot, and everyone is tired of being hot, and we all fool ourselves into thinking that it's going to cool down soon, when we all know that it has hit 100 degrees on the day before Halloween before. We also know that there's a chance, just a small one, that the hot temps will end by October, so we push September to just finish already. So, as much as I love knitting, September is by far the hardest month for me to get enthused about a project.

Usually a little trip to the beach, like Spooner Cover, for instance, where we enjoyed a Saturday last weekend hiking with Paige while Kai stayed home to watch some "important" football, will help me feel like knitting, but it just made me hungry this time.
So we took a little trip over to Morro Bay to eat at the Sunshine Health Foods and Shine Cafe, where we had  incredibly delicious portabella mushroom, avocado, cilantro pesto, and roasted red pepper sandwiches.
I did actually try knitting a mat on the way over to the beach and back, but I didn't have a patten and made a mess of it. I came home and started browsing through Ravelry, waiting to be inspired. I'm still waiting actually, but I did find a cute pattern for a mat, using  this pattern from  Tiny Owl Knits. I made them a little larger than her specifications and felted them, and they're kind of cute.

I'm going to have to resort to knitting a bunny if something doesn't come up pretty soon.  

My friend Julie commented a couple of days ago, teasing me that I hadn't posted a pic of my finished Pettine shawlette and opining that I probably hadn't blocked it yet since school was no doubt keeping me very busy.  I laughed out loud because she knows me very well...and because not only had I not blocked it, I hadn't even woven in the final strand of yarn!









11 comments:

Willow said...

Yeah, I noticed that string hanging before I read your last paragraph! lol

Just knit the bunny and be done with it!

Dee said...

I love those little mats. They turned out great.

The ocean view is beautiful! Wish I was there. LOL

Torhild Beate said...

your Pettine looks great. It is nice with friends knowing you well.

Thimbleanna said...

Your shawl looks beautiful -- and perfect for a CA fall, should it choose to arrive. Those little mats are cute too -- at least you finished something!

Maria said...

Love how the last strand is just hanging there :-)

TheBlackSheep said...

My sincerest commiserations about the heat. Sept. was always bad for that, but Fresno isn't looking too bad this year. At least they've gotten down into the 80s.

I like that fact that you stand tall about not having woven in that end!

frayedattheedge said...

Please send me some heat - we have had to turn the heating on today, as it has turned decidedly chilly!!

One pair of Hands said...

I've just had a good giggle at your reference to the bunny. My goodness, things really are bad if a bunny is the last resort. Ha ha.
I like your little shawl. Does the trailing thread make it a WIP or a UFO or a 'oops, hang on till I snip that thread'?

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm glad I'm not the only who doesn't weave in ends right away! I love the shawl. The weather sounds tiring, but the view of the ocean makes up for it!

Pschoney said...

Lovey Shall!

JayJay said...

I totally agree about September in California! It's a good time to plan your projects, perhaps?