…though not really. Just more rambling. Feel free to skip.
Hi there, I’m the silly person who wants to learn ten languages simultaneously. I say ten, rather than eleven because I am dropping Irish for now to focus on the others. So the list now goes as:
- German – Primary
- Spanish – Secondary
- French – Secondary
- Mandarin Chinese
- ASL – Alphabet
This way, my brain doesn’t get quite so frustrated when switching between language families. It is early days in seeing whether this will actually help or hinder my acquisitions. I did quite a bit more on Duolingo than normal and made it through all of the spoken languages this morning. It is fascinating how the brain can compartmentalize things in such a way as to keep everything sorted linguistically. It is trying at times but I wouldn’t give it up any time soon. I’m looking forward to midnight and my next lessons.
In the realm of knitting, I finished the sweater for the Maternal Parental. This is the third sweater I’ve knitted thus far. I made modifications to the pattern used. Nothing drastic. Just fulfilling some requests from the Maternal Parental. She wanted the sleeves to be 3/4 length and she didn’t want the Garter panels on the arms. It fits her perfectly. I finished knitting this sweater on 3rd of November 2019 and I am very happy with how this project turned out.
My Works in Progress are as follows:
Socks for my friend Todd…aka Stephen and Steven – The Socks. This is to go with the hat and gloves I made him. Those are called Sir Cacklehopper and Lord Beningloopus – The Gloves and Bob – The Hat.
Also an impossible number of Hobbes dolls mostly in orange with a minority in gray. I have a lot of friends who are kids at heart or who have kids in their lives and they all want this doll.
This is all that I’m working on right now. You have no idea how blissfully peaceful it is to only work on two projects. It isn’t that I don’t love knitting and crocheting. I love both. However, I tend to overload myself with projects until I’m beyond stressed out. This isn’t a good thing and I’m making a concerted effort to curb this behavior in myself. I say this even as I add to my recently trimmed queue on Ravelry.
There are so many things I want to learn and so many other things I’d be happy if I never saw again. In my Rav queue I can at least get rid of my pattern page notes that are no longer needed. My tastes have really changed over the past few years. Just a few months ago even, I never would have seen myself even attempting Brioche. Yet, here I am with a bunch of Two-color Brioche hat and scarf patterns in my queue, waiting to be knitted up.
My future projects will be:
- A hat for my friend Jeff
- Gloves for my friend Jeff
- A hat for the Maternal Parental
- A hat for me
- Socks for the Maternal Parental
- A hat for the Maternal Parental’s nurse
- A ton of socks for me
- Villimarjatar for me
None of this will occur until I finish all present projects. I’m not buying any new yarn and will only be knitting/crocheting/weaving from available stash. In the case of the Maternal Parental’s hat, I am making it from the Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool yarn we hand dyed months ago.
In the realm of my life, nothing of consequence has been happening with me. I help the Maternal Parental get to and from her appointments and I get to and from my own appointments. It is a lot of appointments, most of which Knitting and/or Crocheting can be brought along in my bag and come in handy for those long agonizing wait times. Zzzzzz…. even I fell asleep on re-reading this part. It is true though. No grand passions or anything. Just normal life. I did get a Doctor Who calendar. That marks a change from the Periodic Table of the Elements and Knit Picks calendars I normally get. That’s as exciting as it gets around here. Woo hoo.
I am now going to wait for midnight to roll around so I can complete another set of Duolingo lessons. Have a fantastic day.