Today ends the Slater Mill Knitting Guild Knitting Weekend and I was damned if I was going to miss it, especially since I'd signed up for Helen Bingham's simultaneous socks workshop on Saturday. Small detail: I've had a grotesque cold for the past week....Nonetheless I turned on the Stoic Resolve, swallowed a whole lot of OTC cold-nuking drugs, and I can tell you that for me, the entire five hours I spent there, was a total blur. Possibly the drug cocktail had something to do with this? The drive home was equally loopy. I seemed to be in the thrall of Solar Slowdowns, and expected to see ETs among the space alien corn as I reached the top of every hill with its reward of instantaneous blindness from glaring rays of the setting sun.
|Helen Bingham teaches simultaneous socks.|
After two hours of intense concentration whilst my brain moved in slow motion and enjoyed minor hallucinations, I determined it was time to press Reset --> Delay [48 hours] --> Start; so I packed up my sad attempt at two simultaneous socks
and wandered around the yarn artisans' marketplace for a while, running into my friends from North Light Fibers,
my neighbor, Linda Perry, the dynamo behind Thistledown Knitting,
|Linda's beauteous hand-dyed worsteds|
and discovered the fabulous sock yarn of Play at Life Fiber Arts, located on Etsy and in Fall River, MA.
|Here the yarn stands in for H, who will wear sox knitted therefrom.|
Was the jaunt worth it, given my subpar health? What kind of question is that???