Thursday, July 15, 2010

Want to make me nuts? Just say...

I'm a tolerant, understanding person. Live and let live and all that. But one thing I do not get and cannot stand to hear about is boredom. Seriously. "I'm bored," is fingernails on the blackboard of my being. You should be smacked for uttering the words. There isn't a single day I do all the things I need to do, much less all the things I WANT to do. There just aren't enough hours in the day. If you knit, you know what I'm talking about. So many yarns, so many stitch patterns--how can you ever, ever be bored when you can take needles and fiber and CREATE?

At this very moment, I'm trying to decide what to cast on next. I have a pair of socks due by the last day of the month for my SAM KAL (sock a month knit-along.) There are baby things I want to make, several gift blankets, and a test-knit coming soon. I have three UFOs on the needles and there would be a dozen more if I didn't practice a little self-restraint. I also have two patterns to finish writing up. And don't get me started on the canning I'd like to do while Colorado produce is in season, and the photos I want to take, and the books I want to read...

Boredom--what the hell is that?

Here's my latest FO:

There are pattern details on my Ravlery page. I'll reveal more in the future, but since this is a surprise, I can't say anything else right now.

I hope you're all enjoying your summer. Is it me or is it going by too fast? I haven't made even a single batch of mojitos yet!


  1. Gorgeous FO!

    Summer=way too fast

    Booze in Disneyland- what I didn't mention in my post were the abundance of coolers available after hours when we weren't responsible for students. That would probably make knit night funnier as well.

  2. I think maybe the title of your ravelry project reveals a little bit of the secret. As I spastically searched for the pattern, I realized I have and love that Larissa Brown book in case I want to be a lemming.

  3. Your latest FO is gorgeous. I am getting ready to go to your ravelry to check it out.

    And - I am so with you. Bored? What? How!!!! Nails on chalkboard. Perfect description!

  4. Love your FO! Beautiful!
    Yes, the summer is going too fast. Can't believe it's the middle of July!
    Bored?! nope can't say I have that problem. When my girls were little and said they were bored I took a quarter away from their allowance. They then came up with some creative ways to say they were bored without actually saying it, lol.

  5. Great blanket! I love that pattern.

    I'm never bored but my husband is the opposite which causes all sorts of fun, as one can imagine. lolol I mean, seriously, there is a never ending list of knitting, cross stitching, book reading and (if I'm to be honest) housework to do. Who has time to be bored? :)

  6. I'm with you. I have no interest in hearing about how bored some one is. That's the least likely phrase to get results in our house.

    Good luck with getting something for SAM. That's on my mind, too.


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