Just let it go.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Originally uploaded by The Prolific Knitter

There's been a lot going on in my world lately, not all of it good. But if there's any Buddhist philosophy that's served me recently, it's accepting that life gives what it gives. Things are never 'as they should be' they only ARE. So it's with that spirit that I write this post. :)

The Celaeno socks are coming along. I finished the pattern, but er... it's 7 pages long. Granted, I haven't changed the font and shrunk it (right now it's huge; don't worry about it being too small!) but I also haven't added the cable chart. Er.. I think my problem is that I want things to be TOO clear, and especially when there is sizing involved, it can get REALLY cluttered with extra notes, etc. On the plus side, it will be very clear and have not one, not two, but four (I've knit two different ones now) samples. So you will have a very clear picture of what to expect!

I'm also knitting a sweater that is coming along swimmingly! (This picture has unintended boobage, scroll past it if you're at work. *grin*)


It's two strands of Schaefer Laurel held together. A top down raglan with eyelet details and a perfect fit so far. I haven't decided whether or not to use short sleeves (pros: less knitting, more appropriate for summer; cons: shows exactly how untoned my arms are, not really work appropriate) or long sleeves (hides arm fluff, is work appropriate, but is more knitting.) Can you tell I want something to just be finishedand wearable? Not to mention I have 800g of Laurel to use, and it's so quick knitting that I think I can knock my total stash gs down by a good bit by mid month!

I also did a little stash enhancing. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I had a credit from The Loopy Ewe from a site referral (thank you, whoever clicked through and bought yarn! I hope you had a good experience!) so I decided to use it. One skein of Fleece Artist 2/6 Merino sock in Rainforest:

Fleece Artist 2/6 in Rainforest

And two skeins of Shibui sock in Spectrum (which is still in stock at Sheri's as of this post):


I wasn't sure if I should blog about this last thing. But I guess I wanted to hear your thoughts. I cooked dinner for the family on Sunday... and not from a can or box. Marinated and grilled tofu, balsamic asparagus, and mashed potatoes with gravy. They ate it, said it was really good, etc. Fast forward to this morning... my mom leaves her e-mail open all the time, with its own tab. I clicked over today by accident while trying to get to Ravelry. I clicked back again... but not before I noticed that she had written her friend (who, admittedly, I don't like much) saying how awful my cooking was. She actually used the word awful.

I am so, so hurt. Mostly because she lied, and if she knew me at all she would know that I'd rather have constructive criticism than fake compliments. ESPECIALLY if you are going to turn around and slam what I've done! This isn't the first time she's done something like this, either... She always had a smart remark to make to her friends about me, I guess thinking I was deaf? I can understand that a parent isn't always thrilled with what their kids do, but how unbelievably disappointing and juvenile is this behavior? Really!

I just had to get that off my chest. Sorry. It's so depressing when your own mother uses you as the butt of a joke among her friends, whereas my father would probably punch someone if they made fun of me. *sigh* I'll be working on letting this go in meditation tonight...


Shanidy said...

Sorry that you are having such a bad day. My mom is a big shot at work and always buys the nicest things and dresses to the nines. I, on the other hand, am a jeans and t-shirt kinda mom. Our moms might get along :)
The pattern looks great! :) I'm also loving your Shibui knits yarn. I didn't like that colorway in her picture...but now you may have to excuse me while I go shop :) I broke down and grabbed some Dream in Color today...

bradyphrenia said...

wow, you can cook for me anytime. that meal sounds delicious!

yeah i would just let it go myself. life is too short to get caught up in the little things.

i've never seen that shibui yarn before. it's lovely.

smelk-o-matic said...

Good grief. The thing is, I'm pretty sure my mom might do stuff like that, too. I don't know if we just have radically different tastes or what, but it's definitely obnoxious. She also has this habit lately of telling me all of her judgments about the decisions I'm making and then when I ask her why she's doing that, she says she was just questioning, asking why. Argh.