Tuesday, November 03, 2009

knitting
Everyone at my house has been ill. Throats so swollen you can hardly swallow, aching muscles and runny noses. Today i say "ENOUGH." I refuse to be held back by a nasty virus whose main purpose is to make me miserable and deter me from my path. Of course it is not only illness that has kept me from life but the dreaded knitting needles. They call my name in the middle of the night, while dusting, while putting up the groceries. They keep me from walking out the door to meet someone or pick up my children on time. I am powerless. I am under their spell. Not only do I have to contend with the knitting needles but now Gwendolyn is learning to crochet and I decided that anyone who knits should be able to crochet, so I set about learning and made G a hat with a lovely little flower attached. There is no stopping me now. Remy has half a pair of socks. There is also a lovely half-finished pullover, and three new babies coming who need a sweater desperately - so say their mothers. I am never content with just one project. Another always beckons. I pour over websites picking out beautiful yarns, self-striping for socks, glittery and bejeweled for scarves, cottons, wools, hand-dyed. I am a knitting junkie.





I always wished that I had enough time to do and to learn everything I wanted. Enough time to read all the books on my ever growing list, be an expert knitter, learn an instrument, climb a mountain, be super-mom, perfect wife, watercolor, sketch, cook a gourmet meal, travel, the list is endless.





What do you spend your time on?

5 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Sounds like everyone there is going to have a knit-tastic holiday season! LOL I love knitting but haven't picked up my needles in ages. *shame*

Christine Gram said...

I refreshed my memory as to how to knit last spring, intending to spend my lazy summer turning out Christmas gifts... but I had too much fun swimming. I have to pick up the needles soon before I forget again.

Welcome to Blogging Abroad ;)

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, welcome back my friend! Now I know what you have been doing, hahaha!
I am the same way....I have a watercolor sketch book in my desk that I have been meaning to take out for years....I started some quilting here...still sitting in the closet....scrapbooks, half done....
\and the list goes on! We can dabble every once in awhile right?!
Missed reading your posts and hope all is well!
BG

Kenny & Brittany said...

Nanny,
You are back!!! YAY!!! I have missed your blog and am still bummed that I did not get to see you this summer. But maybe next summer... Kenny and I are going to be in DC for his internship (does Larry's family live close to there).
Love you all!
Brittany

C said...

I"m still just happy that you're back! :)