Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What is Happening

What a busy time. I have been occupied with finishing up some soul-crushing test knitting and commission knitting work, and it's taken a lot out of me. Remember how I kept insisting that regardless of the deadlines and long hours involved that I still very much enjoyed doing it? I think it's safe to say that I'm over that now. Not that I won't ever do test knitting and sample knitting again, because I definitely will for a chosen few (you know who you are). But right now I need to take a few steps back and fall in love with knitting again. And actually knit a project that doesn't have to immediately be packed in a box and sent away. To put down my knitting when my children want to play without wondering where I'm going to find the time to make up for it. To say YES to friends and family when I'm invited to do something. To sit down and write a blog post and have actual projects to talk about and share. I put too much of my heart and soul, of myself, into my knitting to not give it to the people I love. My children want me to knit projects for them, patterns which they have chosen, and that's what I'm going to do. A sweater for myself (or even two!) may be in the works. I'm going to become a project ho again. This knitting monogamy, only working on one project at a time until it's done, is for the birds. I am so solid and reliable in other aspects in my life that I want to throw caution to the wind with my knitting. We all must have an outlet, a safe haven, and knitting remains mine.

So watch for some finished objects (Natey's socks) (hey--there's two of them) and some progress reports on a dragon scarf for my girl and plans for some fishy toys for my boys.

But for now I have to go do something very important that can't wait for another minute: my baby boy wants to play peek-a-boo. And right now he's my most important project, along with his brother and sissy.

My love to all.


Mommyleek said...

Oh, good for you! Isn't it a relief to be able to work at your own pace, and on something you WANT to work on?

Some folks I work with keep insisting that I should sell my stuff, but I keep insisting that it would only serve to turn a hobby I love into a job I hate. Besides, who besides a knitter would appreciate a handknit enough to pay a fair price?

Enjoy peek-a-boo and whatever silly games you find yourself playing. And hey, it's good to know you're back. :)

Anonymous said...

Peek-a-boo? The rest of the world can wait. Absolutely.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I recently had to stop doing a typing job I had from home because it was just taking to much time away from my family. Could we use the money sure but my family is way more important.

Jennifer said...

Peek-a-boo? Yes, you must do that. :-)

msubulldog said...

Yay! I'm glad you'll have things to share again. :) Enjoy the kiddos.