"I read recently that you spend 14 percent of your life waiting." So a man told me the other day when I was sitting in an auto repair shop waiting room. "I didn't know that," I replied, while he sighed as though waiting were one of life's greatest burdens.
We knitters know it's no burden, ever. Not if you have your knitting with you.
I was quite productive as I waited for an oil change and tire check Friday, and then for new tires and an alignment Saturday. I finalized the charts for a new lace shawl design and cast on. If it were sunny out, I might have gone for a walk while they worked on my car, but it was unseasonably cold and rainy. So I took the opportunity to get the shawl going.
There was free Wifi, good coffee, and great light. And a sweet little baby bouncing up and down on his mother's knee blew me a kiss! I think I spent quite a bit more than 14 percent of my time waiting during the past two days, but I won't complain. It was a blessing.
The yarn, by the way, is a new merino/silk fingering weight from the Periwinkle Sheep called Diamant. This spicy hot colorway is appropriately named Cayenne.