Thursday, March 30, 2006

When knitting gets in the way of your life.

Or perhaps I should say, when life gets in the way of your knitting.

It's been a busy week, and it's just getting busier and busier from here on out. We've got plans with friends tonight and tomorrow - and Pea even took a rare Friday off. Then my aunt and uncle are coming down from Maine tomorrow night to stay with my parents until Sunday. They are so very much fun, and I really can't wait to see them and hear what we have planned for the day Saturday. I'm sure we'll come up with somewhere cool to take them. And then, on Sunday we have a big dinner with a group of friends from ballroom dance class.

Is it bad that, as excited as I am, a little piece of me is very worried that this new found social life is cutting into my knitting time? I even have a bit of animosity toward all these plans that will keep me from my knitting. Oh wait, it gets even worse. How bad is it when your excitement at seeing the UPS man at your door quickly fades when you realize he has your mail order meds instead of your new sock yarn? I mean, sure, I need the insulin to . . .well . . . STAY ALIVE, but it just isn't as fun as sock yarn. It's just a clear bottle of fluid. Maybe they could come up with Self-Striping Insulin. You draw it into the syringe and it makes pretty patterns. It could even leave a little pattern on your injections site, kind of like a temporary tattoo! Am I just too out there today? Maybe I shouldn't post before I've finished my coffee.

So, for the rest of the week, lots of socializing and very little knitting. Maybe it's for the best. If I don't have time to finish my Bestus Buddy socks until next week, I can use them to earn my KAL April credit nice and early. And I think the Sunrise Circle Jacket is giving me sunburn. I'm deep into the front increases, so each row gets bigger and takes longer. I've hit that funk in a project where you knit and knit and don't feel like you are making any progress, and you find you'd rather knit anything else than that darn project. Hopefully a little break from the sun will cure the burn-out.

Happy weekend (with lots of knitting time) to all. And I'll try to remember to take my camera when we're out and about, so at least I'll have some fun, scenic pictures to post next week!

13 comments:

Christine said...

Hey there! Have fun this weekend. I have a new blog, if you'd like the addy, let me know!!!!

christine said...

Have a great time - yeah, some pictures would be good! I call them "documentary evidence."

Lolly said...

That is how I feel about grad school - just there to get in the way of all of my knitting and crafting. Bleh. Why can't we just knit all of the time!?

Hope you have a happy weekend~

Talitha said...

I bet if anyone were to come up with Self Striping Insulin it'd be Willy Wonka. I like it.

Stephanie said...

My family is visiting this week too so my knitting is way down. It's just too chaotic to knit. Then they leave and I have a headache & can't knit.

We just need clones of ourselves. But then which would do the knitting? The clone or the original?

Sonya said...

I feel the same way about my job. Why can't the library board understand my need to knit? Have fun this weekend!

Jen said...

Oh, that sounds like a good break from the knitting. If there ever is such a thing as a good break. Anyway, have fun this weekend, and believe it or not, the break might be good for your progress on sunrise circle!

Olga said...

you are too funny with the self-striping insulin! I like Talitha's idea about Willy Wonka. I'm feeling a little bummed these days about not expecting anything in the mail. I think I'm going to have to order a little something!

JessaLu said...

I know it'll suck to not be able to knit this weekend but I bet you'll have fun ;o)

Laura said...

With you! Almost the whole month of March has kind of been a bust for me, knitting wise. Illness, kids, being exhausted, etc.

Have a fun weekend and we'll all be back in the saddle soon! :)

Kathy said...

I'm so bad, I bring the knitting along. If I feel like I can bring it out without offense, I do.

Working prevents knitting......

Cathy said...

I'm with you Karen! Work and life in general gets in the way of knitting time :( How sad are we ;) Have a great time with your family this weekend and maybe take it along with you for in the car?
Have fun Karen!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes I can so relate to the feeling of being annoyed at anything and everything (friends, family, day job) that get in between you and your knitting!!

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