"No bad thing ever happens to a writer." My English 218 teacher told me this bit of advice that I've never forgotten. Supposedly, this means that a writer can make the most out of any experience. Whether a disaster sets the tone for a novel or allows the writer to grow, either as an artist or as an individual, bad things can become good things. It's a mentality that shouldn't be limited to writers, and it's something I find myself pondering when times are hard.
Today, I'm not here to talk about writing. I want to talk about knitting. (Well, and about having a good attitude. But mostly about knitting.)
So far on my Study Abroad, the biggest disaster (except maybe being sick for Halloween and in Paris) is that I'm allergic to my handknit socks. I don't know if I'm reacting to the socks or the detergent or something else here, but the bottom line is, I can't wear them. It's not a huge deal, I guess--I wasn't any good at knitting socks the times I tried, and I hadn't tried too many times. It's just a bummer because I have so much sock yarn in my stash.
It's time to keep bad things from happening to a knitter.
A few months ago, Yas and Karity and I were talking about blankets. Colorwork blankets, to be specific, knitted out of sock yarn. I wasn't sure I wanted to commit that much sock yarn to a blanket. But, now that I'm having sock problems, it's blanket time!
Here's hoping my attitude stays positive as I figure out how on Earth to use all those colors together.
Meanwhile, who's ready for NaNoWriMo? I'm not!! I mean. Uh. Positive attitude. Let's do this thing! :)
(P.S.: Blogger formatting, I hate you.)