Except the real reason I knit is so that when we go on our frequent road trips, knitting keeps my hands busy AND keeps be in the loop with the other people in the car.
What I like to make are aphgans and baby sweaters and a couple of sweaters i can knit in the dak with a sack on my head.
What I really like to do is beaded felt Chrsitmas stockings. nice and pikety and it looks great when you’re done.
I love doing counted cross stitch because my head is buried in the chart and I’m oblivious to what is going on around me.
So I’m try to, after Stitches, try to spend more time on the project i enjoy the most as opposed to the project I’ve spent the most money on. I want to enjoy what I’m doing in my considerable leisure time. (I think 3/4 of the cleaning, upkeep, ironing, laundry, taking various and sundry people to medical appointments and 1/4 day doing what I want to do, be it knitting or beading or watching Bridezillas.
I don’t take naps. I get up early. I manage to get a LOT of stuff done and it makes me pretty happy most of the time. I keep my vehicle clean and serviced. I have friends and make plans to do fun-to-us things (touring model homes, eating out, shopping for whatever catches out eyes). For me to have suddenly lost my job, it’s not a horrible life.
I’m just not Steph with the knitting, I’m not even Rachel or Inky. I’m just me.
I’m so looking forward to Stitches because I’d like to learn how to accomplish some of the more mundane parts of everyday knitting in an easy and more functional manner. I’m not a fancy knitter. (My Da wuld say of piss poor employees “He’s not a fancy shoveler but he;s a shoveler.”
That’s me. I’m not fancy knitter , but I can manage to do it.
Tomorrow, I clean the kitchen, part one. Everything that doesn’t belong there gets transported to where it DOES belong