I took this photo a few weeks ago, at a moment when I was surprisingly happy, considering that I was sitting in a car in a parking lot, waiting for my son's soccer practice to end, and knitting frantically away on one of several unbloggable projects which have taken up the last month, more or less. Why happy? Well, I was looking out my windshield at the mountains, lit by the setting sun, and getting my knitting work done (something which makes any sort of waiting more palatable), and listening to "Eli the Barrow Boy" by the Decemberists. You can see some fine specimens from my stitch marker collection in the photo (from left): a knotted loop of contrasting yarn; a small coil-less safety pin; the plastic ring that comes with the replacement head for an electric toothbrush; and the metal ring that sits between two halves of a certain type of click-able ballpoint pen.
Unfortunately, by last week, the knitting (and perhaps even worse, the hours spent at the computer working on spreadsheets and writing out patterns) got to my upper back and neck, and left me unable to turn my head or look up or down without pain. Which is one reason I haven't been blogging much...anyway, I got some x-rays taken, and found out my neck is too straight (seriously), which apparently has not been good for my posture. I begin physical therapy this week, and I strongly suggest that y'all be aware of your body position when you knit, and take frequest stretching breaks, my friends!