I am wiped out. Exhausted. Brain dead. Beat. Wrecked. Burned out. Zombified.

I want to keep this blog a happy place, so instead of writing about how over-worked and over-stressed and deeply bone-tired I am, I will show you a few photos of new stuff.

Here is some pretty new yarn:

I bought this yarn as a pre-order kit for Attitude [Ravelry link], a cowl by Julie Knits in Paris, which can double up as a hood. I’d show you a photo of the cowl, but the file won’t upload, and I am too brain dead to sort it out. But that’s okay, because pretty yarn is all we need to make us happy, right?

I ordered this in November, during the iKnit7 Holiday Extravaganza, and it didn’t arrive until this month. My guess is that the pre-order was much more over-subscribed than anticipated and it took a long time to dye all that wool. But I love Julie Knits in Paris – she does such great, funky designs – and I love Kettle Yarn, so I am not going to complain about the time lag. In fact, by Kelly’s Fantastic Accounting Principles, since I paid for it in 2020 but received it in 2021, it is in fact free.

I also treated myself to a couple of knitting magazines:

These are two excellent editions, and I am really enjoying reading them. For the past few years, I have been doing most of my pattern perusing on-line, and not buying many print publications, but now that I am zooming ALL DAY LONG for work, and sitting in ENDLESS ON-LINE MEETINGS, I don’t want to look at a screen any longer than ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. (Bad Kelly! Blog is Happy Place!)

The little wooden tube in the photo is a beautiful, carved needle case for tapestry needles. It is a little gift I bought to cheer myself up, and I love it. I purchased it from Tribe, here. (Doug and I spent a half hour trying to open it. We both failed. I had to look at the link and read the information. “Oh! It is a screw opening! We need to un-screw it, not pull it!” Head thunk! What did I say? Brain dead. Both of us.)

I also purchased some new project bags:

The small one is from Wild and Woolly, here, and the two larger ones from Knit with Attitude, here. They all come with lots of pockets, and are nice and roomy:

I have no more fun new things to show you. I’m going to go lie down. Stick a fork in me, I’m done!

16 thoughts on “Zombified

  1. Nice cowl/hood and yarn.
    Julie’s hair colour is fabulous!! (I always wanted to try that but never dared because that treatment is too harsh on hair)
    I knit a similar cowl ages ago, but in blue (no colourwork) – it’s been in use during the recent months when working in a coldish home 🙂
    You went on a mini shopping spree… but sometimes it’s much needed.
    I hope the knitting will help you feel better

  2. That is one lovely cowl. I echo itwasjudith on Julie’s hair colour. Lovely new things, too – that needle case is exquisite. Thanks for blogging in you screen-sick state. Hope you get have some good analog time and recover.

  3. I’m so sorry you are having such a rough time right now! Hopefully you will have a chance to rest and relax and get some down time in. Your purchases are lovely, and that really is a gorgeous cowl. Hugs!

  4. I’m sorry you are scraping the bottom of the barrel. I know that feeling and for me, the only cure is an early bedtime and a day of no commitments. I an times of zooms. They are so fatiguing. I think your remedies are just what the doctor ordered. Take care!!

      • I think we can all relate to how you are feeling. For me there are times when it is mental and other times physical, but when it is both, I can’t even…

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