My monkey socks are way too loose. As soon as I vented about the pattern it clicked. Go figure!
My next pattern sat in the back of my brain all day yesterday as I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Totally worth it. This is a gripping book and I can't wait to start the next one tonight.
On Friday I left my new project at work over the weekend so I had nothing on the needles. I hate that! Luckily for me I went through a little fit last winter when I was stressed out and had absolutely zero, zilch, nada patience for anyone or any thing. I was walking around MAD and pissed off at the world and I could only bring myself to crochet granny squares and flowers. These had no purpose whatsoever which was great! I made about two dozen squares before joining the gym and taking my stress out on my muscles instead. There are tons of Attic24 flowers all over my house too. These little things take less than an hour (or 20 minutes for a flower). I love having this kind of project on standby.
I am perfectly ok not having a purpose for making granny squares. Of course I know they COULD be a blanket, but I'm not even in that mindset. The squares will probably be a blanket someday but right now I'm content to let them just be what they are. How very zen, no?
Now whenever I'm in between projects (like today when my pattern and project are split up) I just grab a few balls of cotton classic and crank away. Methodical, mindless but oh soft soft, pretty and colorful! Kind of like my mental state...or where I need my mind to go so I can regroup and sally forth!