Friday, June 08, 2007

Secret Garden

If you keep your eyes open when you walk around the District, you'll see many beautiful little nooks and crannies like this. My grandmother would have said these are the places where fairies live.

On another note: The thing about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is that it saps your ability and desire to do anything at all. And focusing or concentrating can sometimes be a real chore. Unfortunately, my health has been declining a bit in this area...I'm pushing myself way too hard.

That's why the Gentleman's Socks with Lozenge Pattern are taking me a bit longer than usual...I've been feeling particularly ill, so I'm not enjoying keeping track of the knit/purl pattern. Too much counting involved, and I keep losing my place. For now, I may just cast on a plain old sock--the kind I can knit without having to count anything at all.

Well, there's lots of rest in my immediate future (like, this weekend!). I hope yours is relaxing, as well, and that you have lots of time to do the things you enjoy with the people you love. Happy Friday!



kathryn said...

What a lovely photo! I love those secret places.

Sorry to hear you're not so well. I'm sure a plain sock would be just the thing to help restore the balance. Hope you're soon feeling better.

amanda j said...

Plain socks are fabulous! I sometimes have one on the go for portable and mindless knitting. It might even make you feel a little better.

I hope your health inclines soon!

Jeanne said...

Pretty garden! I love having a pair of plain socks to work on - sometimes just not doing a pattern is soothing. Hope you feel better soon!