family, knitting, living

Knitting ADD

I apparently have it. I keep casting on, looking for new projects and generally flitting bout gettingnothing done.  My days are filled with errands and a seemingly unending list of things to do, but nothing gets done.  It’s funny, I think I accomplished more when I was working.  I am volunteering at the library once a week and doing lunch with Grey once a week.  I also help out with cutting things out, sewing silly puppets, hanging stuff up or whatever menial, time consuming tasks Grey’s teacher needs done.  I remember the days when I taught elementary school art. I spent hours every day after school prepping paint, clay, cutting paper down to size (it was cheaper to buy large sheets and cut to size), hanging artwork and the like on top of the lesson plans that where due every week.  So, I try to help anyway I can without worrying the crap out of her! 

But, at home I just can’t seem to get the house clean enough and instead of being able to it down and knit because the house is clean, I just keep casting on inlittle snippets of time. It’s funny, I thought that I would have so much time that the house would stay spotless, all the clothes would be clean and folded, I would teach Mycah to read, have dinner on the table every night and have time to knit like a production house since I am at home.  I don’t know how I got anything done when I was working.  (I guess that’s why I never slept.) Anyway, I currently have the following on the needles:

Tuscany Shawl in Misti Alpaca = 70% complete.

Peddlers Shawl in Boku = 30% complete.

Druid Mittens in Koigu = 10% of one mitten.

Sweater for Henry (Teva Durham pattern) in Elann Peruvia = just cast on.

Shrug for Zoe in Misti Alpaca Hand Paint (my design) = 95% complete.

Shrug for Drew in Misti Alpaca (my design) = need to cast on.

I need to have Henry’s sweater done by January 9th for his birthday and his impending return to Iowa for another ridiculously cold winter.  It is a pretty simply knit, but it is a man sized sweater adn will be the biggest thing I have ever knit.  David, Lori and the girls will be here in the next few weeks and I really need to have both girls shrugs done.  Zoe’s is actually done, bu she tried it on and I was not pleased.  It will not close and the edges are rolling.  While I have seen plenty of shruggy/bolero type things that fit in the same manner, I just can’t get over it and I want her to be able to wear it for more than a day.  Both twins are growing at an alarming rate!  I cannot believe they are 12.  Also, I would like to get the shrugs done while they still think it’s cool that I knit something for them.   I want to finish the Tuscany just because it is so close and I want to where it.  I also had a grand plan that I might make the girls one to each for Christmas.  I am crazy. 

So, I my priorities are:

Drew’s shrug

Zoe’s shrug

Henry’s sweater

The boku shawl (for mama)

Knitted toys for the girls

Tuscany shawl

Druid mittens

On a side note…I went to the Fiber Festival in Murfreesboro with Wendy yesterday.  I will post some photos later.  Anyway, I bough another spindle to spin my own yarn.  I also bought fiber.   One more thing on my list of things I want to do.  

I’m sorry this is such a whiny post.  I don’t mean to whine.  I am just mad at my unorganized self.  I am thankful that my list of things to do is only self imposed and not like before…..job hangingover me on top of everything else.  I am grateful to be blessed with this dilemma and will pull myself up by my boot straps in good time.

2 responses

  1. becca

    Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck and don’t sweat it – like you saod it’s all self-imposed. so let me tell Self something! you leave my sister alone!

    October 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm

  2. judy

    di, your house is plenty clean, don’t worry about that. there will always be clothes to wash and fold, don’t worry about it. as for my shawl, don’t worry about it. i saw what you had done on it and i think it’s beautiful but it should certainly be one of the things on the back burner. just relax and knit. you’ll get there. love you always, mama

    October 27, 2008 at 8:44 am