Some days are just like this: Monday's especially. And today was more Monday than most!
Monday's are by far my busiest day at work. It's payday and sort the offering day and staff meeting day. It's usually my grocery shopping day, too. Tonight we previewed the Christmas musical that our choir will be doing this year: God Coming Down. (highly recommend!!) Then Mr. H and I did the grocery shopping together. We used to do that all the time, but eventually, his work schedule got in the way and I went by myself after bringing the girls home from school.
After putting all the groceries away, I decided to just sit for a bit and work on a new knitting stitch. I had been playing around with something called seed stitch, which is knit 1, purl 1 repeated for an even number of stitches, then purl the knit stitches and knit the purl stitches on the next row. It takes a certain amount of concentration to keep up with where you are. My motion seems very erratic since I'm trying a new way of holding the yarn (which should speed things up once I master it.)
There is a website I use for reference when I'm stumped. It has text, photos, and video, all of which are helpful. I know that there are 2 general methods of knitting: German and English. One holds the working yarn in the left hand and the other, in the right hand. Then I stumbled upon the Norwegian purling method (scroll down to the nest to last example on the linked page above). From the text description, it sounded a bit easier. Then I looked at the video. It took me 5 times watching the video to figure out what she was doing, then 5 more times trying to follow along before I got the first Norwegian purl stitch completed! Talk about convoluted!!! I tried 3 or 4 more and they were so sloppy and stretched that they were hard to recognize. I'm guessing I have no Norwegian roots in my family tree!
Well, now I guess I've wound down enough from the day to actually go to sleep. If the knitting itself doesn't do it, writing about knitting certainly does. Good night.