Resuming the normal day-to-day activities after a long vacation with a visiting friend is really, really hard. My buddy Pj flew out from New York the day after Christmas and spent a gluttonous week and a half with me and my friends. It was great, but now I'm having trouble getting back into the swing of things--or rather, I feel very unmotivated to get back into the swing of things. Add to that the little cold I think I picked up over the weekend and you have a double dose of not-wanting-to-do-anything.
Luckily I happen to be very good at forcing myself to do things even when I don't want to do them, which is why this morning finds me working on a pair of Rococo Gloves knit with some of the new yarn I bought over the holidays.
Ebay yarn sales are a wonderful thing, but I need to be careful or I'll wind up with no money and a lot of bamboo yarn. Check out what I managed to amass in just thirty minutes of browsing:
3 balls of Norma Jean Idol Berroco Metallic Yarn
Six balls of 60/40 split bamboo and cotton yarn in turquoise, green, and plum.
And 11 skeins of hand dyed wool.
Should be enough to keep me busy through at least a few craft nights.
But I also have my newest project, screen printing. This morning I finally opened up the screening kit I got for my birthday and laid everything out on the new counter work-space. When I finish this post I'm going to go watch the instructional dvd and have another cup of tea, and we'll see if I actually attempt to screen anything today. I left my camera battery charging at work, though, so I have limited means of catching pictures of what I'm sure is going to be an at least sometimes amusing learning process.
Wish me luck!