"The Incredibles" - 2004
Helen Parr (to her son): "Everyone's special, Dash."
Dash: "Which is another way of saying no one is."
Sometimes I feel like this should be my theme, because really it's so true isn't it? As a researcher in psychology I'm always surprised by how predictable behavior really is. This is good in the context of researching behavior (which is what I do, afterall), but a little disconcerting when evaluating your own uniqueness in the universe.
Thus, I am mildly disappointed that I've started making scarves. I was hoping to be one of those rare knitters who dives right into the hardest projects without going through the requisite "scarf" phase. I think realistically people who do that end up being referred to as "those who've quit knitting." A scarf is easy, fun, useful and requires no fitting. All great qualities for a clothing item that is intended as a gift. The next scarf should be done in a few weeks. I am using a burnt orange misti alpaca chunky and this pattern
I've also been crocheting up a storm. I finished the blue baby afghan from "The Happy Hooker". You can see the clever seatbelt hole in the center for a stroller or car seat. I started a new baby afghan using the same pattern, but I'm not keen on the color combo, so I need to do some frogging and give it a go again.