11 April 2009

There are too many things I want to do. Too many knitting projects, too many interests, not enough time to do any of it. I don't know where the time goes. I've long since realized that time and I have a very poor relationship with each other. I don't manage it well, and it doesn't manage me well. I'm very aware of how it both goes quickly and slowly depending on what I'm doing or thinking, and how every year seems to hurdle by faster than the previous. Sure I'm only 36, but if I'm lucky that only leaves me about 60 years left! Of course I'm assuming I'm living to 100. Aren't we all nowadays? At least 20 of these years I want to raise a kid or two, but that seems to be getting less and less likely. I'm also generally lonely and bored, yet busy and enjoy my time alone. I can't win, can I?
This (barely) brings me back to my knitting. So many things I want to make. More to the point, so many things I want to have. I've promised socks to a friend's sister. Those should be fun. I know I like the yarn, as I've used it for a pair of socks for myself. I have two sock projects from last year I never got to. I know I have more projects on the way.. and if I'm going to keep up, I'll have to keep interrupting whatever project I'm working on at the time. I got some amazing green yarn for Christmas, and I want to have a sweater done for myself by winter. I even kind of know what style I want it, it's just a matter of cobbling together a pattern. I've only done one sweater before, and I did it as written. Easy. Like in most other activites, I'm a good directions follower. If there's a pattern or a recipe or instructions, it's done. Trying to piece together parts of other patterns, as well as increasing the size and shaping it to my atypical proportions is a little overwhelming.
I also want to make a sweater for my husband. I have a couple patterns in mind. He's a clothing maker's dream. Things fit him perfectly right off the rack. I really want to try out one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's saddle shoulder patterns, and I also want to make that Cobblestone sweater. I think he'd like both. They both look fun and relatively quick.
There's also that Shipwreck Shawl. I'm not sure what attracts me to this one. I don't really need a shawl, but maybe I'd find it useful if I had one. It is a neat one though. A little bit of lace, but not so fancy you'd be afraid to really use it. It annoys me when things are pretty just for being pretty. (Of course I hate functional just for being functional) This seems a nice blend of function and pretty. With a little rugged wearability thrown in. I love the idea of dying it after it's done too. I love the idea of the beads. I love that it looks like dark water with occaisional sparkles of sun, but the green of the beads give a hint of the seaweed below. Such a neat concept.
Anyway. I have company in the room now. I'll stop typing.

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