Friday, October 13, 2006

busy and blue

i have a confession.
I haven't knit a stitch in weeks.

Partially because i was busy. My brother was in the boston for a few days before returning to Poland. He's been living there for 3 years now, so it was nice to see him briefly. I had a birthday; i'm 29 now. My dad is coming to visit from Seattle next week, gotta get the house clean.

The other reason is i was a bit blue for a few weeks. For some reason, i temporarily lost all desire to knit. or craft. or be creative in any way. I was fatigued and just wanted to veg out all the time. I really wasn't feeling "myself" there for a bit. Perhaps it was the change in seasons, or a little illness, or the start of the new school year, or the stress of grad school, or the birthday... who knows. Probably a combination of all of them hitting me at the same time. UGH!

I am feeling better now... but i haven't really jumped back on the knitting horse yet. I still have a sock in my purse, but i've forgotten the stitch pattern and haven't had the oomph to look it up. Its lost its appeal. I've been spinning here and there. And teaching my friend G to spin. She comes over and uses my wheel, while i just sit and watch her spin. eek, i need a knitting kick start! Even though i've got a bajillion unfinished ones, i think i need a sexy new project to get me fired up again. hrm....

I DID finish the shawl collar on St Moritz, but keep forgetting to take a picture of it. It came out pretty nice. Now the only thing left to do on that sweater is steek the sleeves and insert them. I guess its time to admit it... i'm terrified. Yes, i know the neck came out just fine, and i didn't even machine stitch it before cutting. But the sleeves will take more stress and i feel like they need the reinforcement. I've been reading up on crocheted steeks, but i'm terrified of those too. eek!


At 10/13/2006 11:22 PM, Anonymous Suzanne said...

So sorry to hear that you were feeling blue! Grad school certainly can wear on the soul, especially if you have passions competing for your time. I'm planning a knitting circle here for the second Saturday in November, in the afternoon. The culinary plan is an interpretation of English tea around tea time.

At 10/15/2006 11:19 AM, Blogger zeebi said...

Dude - lemme at 'em. I'll think of some sexy new projects for you. How about a spinning project with some beads in it? Or a crochet chicken? I'll keep thinking. Maybe you just need to go fiber shopping and get something really luscious. I hear that sea silk is completely uplifting.


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