Because there's really no reason and I have no incentive. I have been getting a ride to and from work every day, my laundry is done, my dinners are prepared, my whirlpool tub is in use every evening (although I have to run my own water…hmmmph). I have been living in the lap of luxury since I sprained my ankle. My husband's been so helpful. I am off my crutches now and am still using a brace, but I can't really walk around much. I did walk up the block and back this afternoon. Woohoo! That's a far cry from the daily 10,000 steps goal, but I am moving again.
I ventured out on my own on Sunday to Borealis and decided to use up the rest of a gift certificate. I bought Brown Sheep Wildefoote yarn in desert grass for socks (Columbine Peak from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi), some Rauma Finullgarn in two shades of blue to make some Estonian mittens from Folk Knitting in Estonia, and enough Cascade 220 in one of the heathers in a beautiful dark blue (2424). I am going to start swatching to make a v-neck aran cardigan from the Opinionated Knitter. These should be some good projects. I also received some Knitpicks Bare Donegal to make socks.
I was thinking of Francis the other day – does anyone else know Frances of Bedtime for Francis fame? Or Bed and Jam for Frances? Frances is a badger who is a fussy eater and her mom gives her all the bread and jam she can eat. You know what happens? She gets sick of bread and jam and starts eating all the good things her parents give her. And sometimes she doesn't like to go to bed and gets her parents to do all kinds of things for her before she goes to bed to avoid going to sleep. I was amazed that I couldn't find any of the recordings of this book on you tube. I wonder what happened to my little records. I was thinking of her because I was having a little bread and jam last night after my whirlpool. What a life…
Now for a very weird coincidence. When I googled for Francis, you know what I found? A knitting blog called BreadnJamforFrancis. Spooky. I have to read this woman's site – she cooks, she carmelizes pears, she writes, she knits….