Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Skill + 1UP – 2KCBWDAY2
Day Two: 29th March. Skill + 1UP
Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?
Well I can honestly say I haven't picked up any new skills. I knit for enjoyment. For relaxation. Right now learning anything new would just add stress and I don't need any more of that thankyouverymuch. So I just keep knitting (and occasionally purling). Recently not a whole lot's been getting done either. I haven't had the time or energy to focus on one particular project. Could explain why the socks are taking months instead of weeks or those kitty blankets dont seem to be progressing at all. However it's there for when I need to just do a row at night or a few rounds while waiting for the kids. Knitting for me is a means of relaxation and enjoyment and right now that's enough.
Speaking of relaxing, the IO and I finally got away for our 25th anniversary. It has definitely been a challenge this year to get away, but it had to be done. It was a moral imperative.** We ended up going to Disney World, more specifically Epcot. They are having their Flower and Garden Show going on
and it's something we both enjoy. While a lot of you are experiencing more cold and snow, we had a bit of a heat wave over the wknd. I think we hit 90. Thankfully today we are only 72 so the 90s arent here to stay.
I have to say we had a really nice time. While it was warm during the day, there was a cool breeze to keep you from a total meltdown and once the sun went down it was perfect. While Disney may seem a bit juvenile to some, I've discovered we really are Disney people. I've been going since it opened and the IO and I have gone many times before rugrats ever came into the picture. We ate in Mexico and drank tequila; stayed late and DIDN'T watch the fireworks; took backstage tours
where we got to see hydroponics in action,
a tomato TREE
and pumpkins relaxing in hammocks.
We ate by the pool and didn't feel the need to jump in. While we love doing Disney with kids, it's definitely an experience w/o them as well.
It was a FLower and Garden Show which meant there were lots
They had topiaries
and sand scuptures
The show is only a couple weeks in so everything is fresh and new. By May, no matter HOW much everything is watered or changed out, everything starts to look a bit wilted.
**Bonus points if you know what movie that is from...