I have decided to give into my restlessness and start a pair of socks. I started them on the 8th and finished the first sock last night and cast on the second. I figure it was like a craving - if I didn't give in to the urge, it would build and build and I would have spent more time looking at knitting and not gotten anything done on anything else. At least that's my justification.
I was toying with the idea of delaying the second sock while I did some more quilting, but I want to do the second while the pattern is still fresh in my mind. Another justification.
The other thing that is now occupying my thoughts is a new car. My '97 Taurus turned over 200,000 miles in October and it was my plan to start looking for a new vehicle once I reached that milestone. The car body is getting rusty and every time I take it to my mechanic he clicks his tongue and says " ... it's awful rusty under there...". He's assured me it's still safe, but parts are getting fused together and it's getting harder and harder to repair.
This is the most miles I've put onto a single vehicle and, after having owned this for nearly 14 years (I bought it used), I've got to find something else. The question is, what? I've narrowed it down to small, 4-door sedan. I took a trip to the library today to check out Consumer Reports and have a list of 4-6 cars that I need to check out. I guess I'll go and do some test drives this weekend. Honestly, the whole process of buying a new car doesn't excite me. I'm hoping a test drive or two will help.