OK, this is going to sound weird. But I am feeling terribly guilty. Really. Seriously. I think having a lot of yarn around is an indication of immaturity and a nonsensical waste of resources. There. I’ve said it. As a result I have been easing toward a position I don’t think my LYS’s will be happy about. But as Martin Luther said, God help me, I can do no other (oh boy – now you’ll be thinking I’m trivializing Martin Luther – but I’m really not. Really.)
NO MORE BUYING YARN OR KNITTING BOOKS. NO RENEWING MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS. I AM FINISHING EVERY PROJECT I HAVE BEFORE I EVEN CONSIDER GETTING ANY MORE OF THE ABOVE.
This is silly. I’m a grown woman. With responsibilities. It’s time to get a GRIP!!!
Seriously, I’m not joking. I know you hear a lot about knitters having 8.5 gazillion projects pending and we all sort of chuckle. And believe me, I’m not saying we all shouldn’t enjoy ourselves in a hobby/craft that unites so many of us in this technology-coccooning impersonal isolated existence we all seem to be hurtling towards at breakneck speed. But good Lord! THIS is not what I envisioned five years ago when I started taking up knitting again.
Granted, it’s helpful to me to pick up a different project now and again to keep things interesting. Nothing wrong in that – but 48*? Nope. So here I begin the year of really seriously intentionally knitting from my stash and finishing my projects and making sure that at least half of what I finish is for someone other than me.
On another note, today started with a walk with Nancy. It took my fat butt forEVER to get around the lake, but that’s ok, I’m going to keep on doing my best. Nancy would have gone around twice in the time it took me, but even with that, I know it helped her and that is terrific. After finishing, running home to get a shower, I then went for the annual (sort of) mammogram thingie. Not a lot of fun, but not the horror you often hear about (except for the poor technician, LOL!).
I spent the afternoon returning phone calls and prepping for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow is an exceptions hearing and Thursday and Friday are the regular dockets and I am there morning and afternoon! And, since I’m covering for the other attorneys who are on vacation this week, the dockets are going to be busy! I’m actually very happy to cover those hearings, since my colleagues are so wonderful about doing the same for me. Did I tell you I love my job? Believe it!
Tomorrow after court, I’ve got a visit with two young clients, then an emergency meeting about another one, then, if I’m lucky, I’m going to tackle that walk around the lake again – this time armed with water:)
This evening, I’m going to work on the light green scarf pictured above (in basketweave stitch), finally get started on Colin’s Bavarian Twist Sock Pattern, with an Andersson Heel and if i have time, on the Goddessknits Anniversary Mystery Shawl. That oughta keep me out of trouble:)+
* this was the last time I dared to count – and it’s according to what i’ve posted on Ravelry, more or less!