Monday, August 21, 2006
Did you ever have a project that you didn't want to work on because you mentally associate it with something else?
This is what happened to my sock for Margene's Trek Along. I had a ball of Trekking that had been sitting in my closet for a year, and it's cries for attention were getting louder. So, I joined the Trek Along. I cast on for my sock on June 1, and was rolling along fairly quickly. I loved the yarn. I loved the feather and fan patterns I was using. Happy, happy, happy.
Then, I went on a camping trip with my family. I took my Trekking sock along to get the first of my 'trail pictures.' The picture above was taken June 12.
I spent the entire camping trip hudded in front of the campfire, not knowing why I seemed to have absolutely no energy whatsover. It turned out that I was coming down with the shingles. Again.
I've thought about picking up the sock. I've tried telling myself how pretty it is, how comfortable it will be, how much fun it is to watch the random color changes. But, I just have no desire to go back to those socks.