Friday, February 1, 2008

guilt free knitting

I'm experiencing something I haven't felt in a couple months--the freedom to knit what I want, when I want. true, I really did have that all along but whenever I knit something for myself I felt guilty that I wasn't working on all the knit food for my friends. Not that they had deadlines or anything. They said they'd be happy to get it whenever I was able to finish it, but whenever I worked on something else I heard a nagging voice saying "finish the food!" LOL. So now that it is done, I can work on stuff for myself without guilt, and can switch projects at will. For example, I really want to do an envelope afghan. http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/envelope-afghan.htm Several people on my knitting loop are making one, and the more samples I see the more I like it. Isn't that always the case? Anyway, I have the Simply Soft yarn I got for the square afghan I was doing, and I'm not thrilled with how that is turning out. I think it would have looked a lot better in the Homespun yarn the pattern reccomended. So I think instead I'm going to attempt to do an envelope afghan. Looks like a good pattern to work on in the car or when the kids are running around, its not complicated and looks easy to memorize. Never mind that I already have, uh (counting in my head) 4 projects going and plans for 3 more. Only a couple of them have deadlines, a pillow for some friends of ours that are coming to visit (its a quick project though and I'm almost halfway done already) and the Secret of the Stole 2, which I'm already behind in (clue 3 came out today and I'm halfway thru clue 2), but I WILL catch up.

It's an illness, I'm telling you. Last night I didn't want to go to bed. I wanted to stay up and knit, and I did for a while. I finally gave in at about 1 am and went to bed. I really just wanted to keep knitting LOL.

ALthough, I can't knit anymore tonight until I get some stamp stuff done. That's right, I'm working on another crafty project that doesn't involve knitting! Long ago, before I was a knitter I was a rubber stamper. I have enough stamp stuff that it fills a room. Seriously. My gameroom upstairs is all stamp stuff, sitting there collecting dust. I'm actually going to be doing a class tomorrow. That's right. I teach stamping. In fact, I'm a Stampin' Up! demo. Bet you didn't know that! Probably because I only talk about knitting. That's mainly because knitting can be done while my kids are awake and while I'm watching TV with hubby. ALl my stamp stuff is upstairs so it doesn't get used as much. Well, hardly at all if the truth be told. But, as we (my Mom and I are team demos) have customers that are begging for stamp classes, my knitting must be set aside for a little while so I can spend some quality time with my stamps. I miss them. really I do. I miss having ink on my fingers. I WILL stamp more, I WILL.

So, off to stamp! (then to knit after I'm done LOL).

Oh, a friend posted a funny quote on my myspace page today, I have adopted it as my signature quote line. "If I knit fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?"

Hugs!

1 comment:

Corinne said...

Hey! That's me!