I've been a bit blue these past few days....mostly the "what is the purpose of my life" type of funk and wondering what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. The more I'm away from the University the more I question my role and purpose there. I don't think I"m really that interested in advertising (my field) any more...I certainly can't get passionate and 'worked up' about a lot of stuff in the advertising industry. Maybe it just has become sort of frivolous and empty to me. On the other hand, I'm frustrated that I'm approaching the big 5-0 (in a couple of years...ok, a year and a half) and feel like I should be more together in terms of what I'm doing, career wise. I worked in advertising for twelve years and have been teaching or working on graduate degrees for 14 years, so this is pretty much all I'm qualified to do right now.
Except of course, be a lace knitting teacher (ha HA!).
That's about all I think I need to say about it, as there isn't really a short term solution to this, and long term solutions just make me sort of tired to think about.
Knitting continues...the hood is going pretty well...I think I'm row 31 of 85 rows and I'm hoping the upcoming rainy weekend/football games will get me further.
The new IK came yesterday...nothing really floating my knitting boat in that one. There's a sweater called "Cabernet Ribs" that I think I'll make, but nothing else has grabbed me and screamed "Knit Me!" Doesn't that model look thrilled to be wearing her Cabernet Ribs? That's how I want to feel!
And did you hear? The new colors of Cotton Ease showed up! You know I love me the Cotton Ease. Looky: here and click the link to show the colors. Nice, huh? And what about that spiffy new Lion Brand label! Welcome to the 1980s Lion Brand!
Anyway...pictures of hoods and socks and things over the weekend. Stay dry those of you in the PacNW.