Commissioned knitting -- and WOW!
Here's the Knitting News. Someone has commissioned some knitting -- from Kt! A guy in one of her classes has asked her to knit this Colinette Point 5 scarf for him -- same color and everything. (That's a very curly, pre-Locks of Love Kt! Kinda weird.) It's a very quick knit and she'll enjoy making another. I happen to have a filled LYS discount card, so she'll save money on the yarn. Yippee! A trip to the LYS tomorrow. Maybe I'll find some pre-quitting motivational fiber-replacing-tobacco-therapy stuff.
Here's the Wow. Wow! Yesterday was kind of a weird day. Popping out of the closet to admit that I smoke and then declare that I'm gonna stomp out my butts in front of all y'all... weird, thrilling, scary, very emotional. That last part might have a lot to do with PMS, but as of this morning, it's no longer "pre-." I've been moved and motivated by your kind and inspirational words, sharing of the hell it is to quit and the tips you've employed that led to success. It's so encouraging. Thank you. Somehow I'm going to combine all your comments into a document that I can carry with me, something that I can look at when I need a reminder of what I'm doing and why.
It's all a little freaky the way this is working out. One of the tips I've read to help with the first few days, especially, is to do things or go places where smoking isn't allowed -- a museum, the movies, a library -- and to find ways to relax. Well, for Christmas, DH & I received a gift certificate for a B&B in Green Bay. Several weeks ago, we decided that March 19th would be a good time to use it and booked our room. There's a museum show opening that we'd like to see, we talked about going to a movie and, of course, relaxing in the whirlpool. We also plan to run up to Sturgeon Bay to visit some galleries and (fiber) shops. On Tuesday, I had an email from the B&B owner about a relaxation package they're running that weekend, and on Wednesday I booked both DH & I for 45-minute massages on Sunday morning. The cost of this little extra is almost exactly the amount of the refund check I got from my dentist on Wednesday.
Just seems like signals, or stars aligning, or some such thing.