24 May 2013
No Cookie Monsters Were Harmed
1. Divide stuff into what stays here and what goes to his new one-bedroom man cave.
2. Drive more and give thanks for the gas-sipping car.
3. Rearrange household to accommodate new reality.
4. Pay attention to whether the lawn has been mowed or not and respond accordingly.
I'll be traveling more, as I do want to see my husband. I like my Cuddly Hubby, and I definitely miss him. He is enjoying his new job and making friends, which is good. And we had a long-distance relationship when we were dating and engaged, so it isn't as if we haven't done this before. I am hoping the situation will bring some focus. If I am very well-behaved, I'll plan projects so I get knitting done when I go to visit, and get pattern writing and class planning done when I'm back home. I'm also planning quite a few home renovations, since Cuddly Hubby won't be around to be irritated by drop cloths, paint cans, or torn-up bathrooms.
Since I've needed to walk around our home, sorting stuff as I go, I've finally found some time to de-clutter. A random skein of Lion Brand Fun Fur was lurking in my studio. I know I didn't purchase it -- it was a freebie at one of the knitting shows/retreats/gatherings. I had not even bothered to add it to my Ravelry stash database. But then I saw it and thought, "Well, I could knit it up quickly and give it to the Marietta Museum of Art yarn installation." So I cast on and knit for an hour as I watched television before bedtime. I woke up the next morning with a better idea. As crazy as a Muppet-fur scarf might be, how about a Muppet-fur net? Plus, I'd been meaning to spend a little more time with hex-mesh before taking another shot at Herbert Niebling's Lyra.
Posted by Jolie