Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Big Fat Liar

I am a complete fraud. I am so ashamed of myself. Do you see the title of this blog? It's "Word + Craft." Have you seen any craft around here lately? Nope? Me neither. I originally intended this blog to be equal parts knitting and random musings. So far, I've only made one knitting post. Do you know why? BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN KNITTING!!!

Sorry about the yelling. I'll try to calm down. It's just that I miss knitting. I miss the coziness of the yarn sliding through my fingers. I miss stopping every few rows to admire my handiwork. I miss the rhythm and the repetition. Knitting soothes me, and since I haven't been soothed much lately, I'm getting kind of cranky.

I've been so time crunched between the end of the semester, Thanksgiving, and just playing mom that the last time I tried to knit a few rows, I fell asleep. I decided it was better to put the sticks and string away than to risk a fatal knitting accident. So, I still don't have any progress updates , because there hasn't been any progress. But I can show you what I want to knit...


The Patons SWS in Natural Geranium wants to be a Calorimetry when it grows up.

The Knit Picks Essential in Shoreline Twist is jumping up and down to be a pair of socks for Rhett.

The Knit Picks Shadow in Lost Lake Heather has repeatedly tried to become a Gloriana lace scarf (it's the one on the far left), but I kept having to frog it because I'm horrible at tinking lace.

And, the Manos del Uruguay in Stellar is destined to become My So Called Scarf.

Do you see how patient they are? They just watch from afar and wait for their turn. (Although, the Manos has been known to sigh loudly on occasion.) I can't keep leading them on like this. Soon - at least I hope it's soon - I'll stop being such a liar and help all of my little yarn friends achieve their dreams.

9 comments:

Smiler said...

Fatal knitting accident. Lol.
With beautiful wools like that, who wouldn't want to knit. Now I'm itching to knit up yet another scarf...

Sassy said...

I have a love/hate relationship with knotting. I love the ideea of knitting until I actuallty start a project, then I hate myself for getting myself into it.

momof3gr8kids said...

smiler - It's even worse when I fall asleep at the sewing machine! Aren't scarves fun? No sewing up and relatively quick!

sassy - I thought you might be a closet knitter. I saw the Yarn Harlot link on your blog. But it's no good if it leaves you more stressed than when you started...

Simple Blog Writer said...

Oh, you're a crafter. I adore you.

These yarns are wonderful.

The Fat Housewife said...

You can knit me a fuzzy elephant. You know, just trying to inspire you is all.

Sheila said...

God I love your blog! I really do! It's been a busy week and with three blogs and NaBloPoMo and oh yeah clinic and kids and the house...I haven't been able to check in with you but TODAY I got my fix.

I love it:
"...help all of my little yarn friends achieve their dreams."

You've inspired me. Maybe I'll start knitting again. Well maybe I'll wait a little...

momof3gr8kids said...

sbw - I adore your camel creating craftiness too!

housewife - What did you call me?!?! Oh, wait... You just want me to knit you a fuzzy elephant. I can do that! :)

Sheila - You always say the nicest things! And honestly, I don't know how you have time to breathe, let alone knit. You amaze me!

Sheila said...

Deanna!

On a technical note, How did you get your blog post to expand and fill the entire page? Is it the format? It seems that you have been fiddling with it lately. I like it and would like to glean some wisdom! :)

Ell said...

Hey, I'm not sure how I got here but I've enjoyed reading your pages. What do you think of this...? A woman I work with - we are school bus drivers - is here in Gresham, Oregon on loan from one of our Idaho locations. Anyway, this nice woman likes to knit and we see her knitting all the time. Around Christmas, someone started presenting others with a card and collection envelope for the resident knitter. We were told that she has been knitting scarves for everyone in the company. There are about 110 of us. The idea was to sign the card of thanks, and the collection envelope was so that we could each donate $20 to help pay for materials. As far as I know, the solicitations are not being promoted by the knitter. So, what do you think of this?