Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Are We Too Busy?

Knitting while on the train this morning on my way to work, I got the usual stares with smiles of course. A woman stated very frankly to me that she could never knit/crochet because she didn't have the time, nor the patients. What she said really bothered me.

Are our lives that busy that we can't do things for ourselves? I hope not. I think we just need to rethink our priorities. No matter how busy I am, and I am really busy, I always find time to fit knitting or one of my other hobbies in. I'm still trying to fit the reading thing in though. It doesn't mix well with the knitting. I'm thinking of trying audio tapes/cds.

Someone once said to me that they could not give up television. I haven't given it up, but I definitely don't watch it as much. Alot of it's reruns anyway and I have to admit, I've gotten alot done since then. Let me know your thoughts on this one.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Post #1 Knitting Bride-to-Be

This is officially my first posting. Just to tell you a little bit about myself. I love to knit. I started knitting 5 years ago and haven't stopped yet. I just go from one project to the other (yarn-a-holic and proud of it). Since I love it so much and I'm getting married April 2007, I decided to incorporate knitting into my wedding. So crazy me has decided to do knitted decorations and knitted accessories for my bridal party including myself. My challenge to myself is to see if I can complete my deadlines on time and pull off what I envision in my head.

I started knitting one of the shawls for one of my bride's maid about a week ago. I'm working on a pattern I got from Rosie's Yarn Cellar in Philadelphia, PA. It's the Half-Pi Shawl. The pattern is pretty easy. It's basic stockinette and yarnovers. I ran into a little snag tonight though. I threw my work into my bag without protecting it from the other things in my carrying bag. Hence, the lace (yes, lace fingering yarn) got snagged on the zipper of my knitting tool kit. 150 stitches each row and 4 rows unworked (600 stitches), all is not lost. I wasn't going to be too happy if I had to start all over again since I am two-thirds of the way done. Well gotta sign off for now. Hopefully I'll have pictures up soon. I have to go knit flower #32 of possibly 100.



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