1) False alarm! My knitting isn't stressing me out. It's just the Hanami that's stressing me out. After meeting my daily quota, I picked up my Celestarium and knit a few rows, and it was pure delight.
I'm not sure why. The two projects would seem to be very similar - both stockinette with the occasional eyelet, both knit in 50/50 merino/silk. Maybe it's the very fact that Hanami is deadline knitting that makes it stressful.
2) I've started dreaming and plotting out future projects again. I blame the RemRants Official Unofficial Lace KAL - it made me start thinking about what lace projects I might enter. Obviously the Hanami and Celestarium qualify, but what beautiful, magnificent thing might I knit before the end of the summer that might take away a prize?
A Sheherazade/Dunyazade, knit in gold lace with ruby beads?
A Fire Dance in flame red with amber pearls?
Perhaps the Girasole I've been vaguely yearning to knit for a year or so?
Or perhaps the Sevillano I started late last summer and then frogged again when I lost my place in the pattern?
Perhaps I could take leave of my senses entirely and tackle one of these beasts!
3) I've finally migrated to Feedly; the built-in Blogger feed was just getting too unreliable. I like the clean interface so far, and the ability to mark what I've already read. We'll see how this goes.
4) My giveaway ends tomorrow! Make sure to get your entry in before then!