23 October 2006

Do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?*
*Lyrics to Weird Al's 2006 release "White and Nerdy".

OK, I didn't mean to leave the blog unattended for so long. Apparently I got the summer slow down bug late. Seriously, I have not knit a single stitch in about 2 (maybe 3) weeks. I haven't even bought yarn in well over a month. Crazy, I know. I've just been obsessed with...um...not doing anything. This whole "not having a steady job" thing is a real drag. I've been networking and doing some random work at the doggie daycare but all that has been a drain on what energy I do have. People, I have been working at least part-time since I was 16. Making the transition to housewife was just supposed to be temporary so I'm feeling a little lost. I know I should enjoy this time to myself and spend some time reflecting but being a housewife involves lots of busy work. I mean, with the two dogs, there is always a need to vacuum, and there is always laundry. It wouldn't hurt to clean up the kitchen regularly and then there is dusting, grocery shopping and paying the bills. It doesn't sound like much but somehow it eats up my days. I cannot believe that it is almost November. I'm leaving for Stitches East next Tues. Yikes. I better work on getting my knitting groove back.

So here I am, re-committing myself to the blog and my knittting. Before I fell off the wagon, I did work on some swatches for the Simple Knitted Bodice with the Estelle 100% silk from Busy Hands. All I can say is that it is a good thing I bought an extra skein because I made 4 swatches and even using a size 4 needle I couldn't get gauge. Normally, I am not a loose knitter so I don't know what is going on there. Since its dark out and the swatches are still drying, I'll share pics tomorrow.

In the meanwhile, feel free to enjoy Weird Al's video. It cracks me up every time. :-)

1 comment:

chamomile said...

Hi! I've been wondering about you. Don't worry about the "not doing anything" thing - I feel like I've been at that place for a long, long time. Knit-wise, I haven't knit in close to 3 months, but I'm slowly feeling the desire return. We all need a break sometimes, from many different things.