Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I may never get to knit again

Ok, well, thats being a little dramatic.  I get to knit for approximately 30 minutes once a week.  So I should be able to complete at least one project by maybe the middle of the summer.

You see, there are so many things on the to do list that there just isn't a lot of time left over for knitting.  And its not just the 'have to do' list thats getting in the way.  Even the 'want to do' list is getting in the way. I have to get my living room feeling less claustrophobic.  The whole room has started to close in on me and its making me nuts.  To the point that I just want to box it all up and have the room be completely empty if thats what it takes to feel better about it.  And then I have to get my chaotic craft room/office under control.  Ever since we had to empty out the guest room to make it a nursery its been a disaster area, which is not at all conducive to effectively working.  Or crafting for that matter.  And then there is the garage.  And the lawn.  And the pantry.  You get the idea.

And then we move on to the want to's.  I want to make a fleece blanket for Evelyn.  I have wanted to make a fleece blanket for her since before I know she was a she.  I have been planning to make this blanket since I got pregnant.  I finally took the first step and bought the fleece, but that was a couple weeks ago now and it has just been sitting in the bag I brought it home from the store in, just one more thing sitting in my craft room / office.  Its not a hard project, it just requires time.  And space.  I need to lay out both pieces of fleece flat and pin them together.  Once that it done then its all about cutting strips and tying them together.  Not hard, just takes time.  And there is always something else needing my time.

And dryer balls.  I LOVE that the dryer balls are selling, don't get me wrong.  But if I have a spare moment, I don't pick up knitting needles, I just pick up wool.  At least people want to buy dryer balls in the spring, unlike knitting.  That is the main reason I am taking the spring off from shows.  Even if everything I knit is cotton people still don't want knitted stuff in the spring.  People don't know what they are missing, but oh well.  So yes, I have been making a lot of dryer balls and at least I get to play with color that way.

But really, that handspun cowl that only has three more rows left on it, I really just want to sit down and finish that.  But then I might feel guilty for not folding the laundry.  Or putting away the dishes.


Kristin said...

I hear ya...There aren't enough hours in the day!

Sandy a la Mode said...

life with a baby changes everything!!! there's never enough time in the day to do everything i want... and the days just FLY by!!