Honestly, I’ve been slacking off with knitting lately – I mean throughout entire April and May. I’ve been distracting myself away from knitting with other things, like, I even fixed my sewing machine finally! I haven’t really sewn anything since I got it fixed, but I did manage to make a pair of pj pants for one of my coworkers (note: I did NOT pick out the pattern or size, or fabric – honestly, if it was up to me, I wouldn’t have chosen those insane novelty prints, or scary tapered legs, and I would’ve definitely made something much smaller – she wanted larger size and now it probably fits her like a tent). I think my next goal for sewing is to make a purse, something I can make without having to go out and buy a pattern for. I have “vision” in my head*, I think it will work out, but we’ll see once I actually get it started.
Oh and I’ve also been playing hours of mindless solitaire and freecell and whathaveyou’s, you know, one of those dumb (yet smarter than you!) card games that comes with Windows. I even went out and bought a book, thinking, hey there’s something I else I can do instead of knitting! (FYUI**, it’s the new book by Chuck Palahniuk) Heck, I think I spent more time staring at blank than I spent time knitting past few weeks.
But, I did manage to finish at least couple of things.
First, that stashbuster sweater. This took way too long, a lot longer than it should have taken. Thank you lack of motivation. But alas, it’s done and done.
And of course, a pair of socks. Well, one and halfish pair. I just started on another pair yesterday, with 3mm needles and sport weight yarn, plain stockinette. I think
I can finish before the month is over, but with this much distraction probably not.
from Spring 06 issue of Knitty
. It was a fun knit, regardless of my lack of motivation. It’s definitely one of those I’d love to knit again.
In June, I’m hoping to get started on Rusted Root. And hopefully I get my motivation back.
(Here comes the fun and fancy footnote thingy)
*So, I have this anal retentive side of me where I have to make sure I can see it in my head and make sure it actually works in my head before I start on anything. And I don’t just mean knitting. Anything that involves some sort of construction, I have to make sure I plan every detail out inside my head and it has to just work. Until that happens, I don’t start on anything. I have to have this “vision” – some sort of pseudo epiphany moment before I get things started. You know, like, bright light shining over with this angelic (or psychotic) harmonious noise?
**FYUI – acronym for For Your Useless Information. It’s like FYI, but useless.