Thursday, April 24, 2008

Knitting Withdrawals

This is something I found at No-Blog-Rachel's place.

What Barbara Means

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.

You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.

Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

Hi. I've been experiencing knitting withdrawals.

It's true I've knit at least 2.5 pairs of socks while we were in the motel, but I haven't knit a single stitch since we've moved into the house. Creepy. And just for the record, crochet does not count. I did work on Colin's blanket (it's one big granny square made of Briggs and Little Atlantic), but I discovered that I don't have enough of the right colours to make it big enough for his bed. In light of that little fact, (I mean, really: me not having enough of a particular yarn in my stash?) and not really wanting to go on a shopping spree, I will stop working on it when I run out of yarn and call it a day. It will still be quite large and warm and cuddly... it is wool we're talking about here, after all. I know he will be happy. And even happier because it will be all his, made especially for him. Eventually, I might buy more of that yarn and add another granny square to it, but not for a while. I have a need for knitting.

I need to knit. Something big. Something complex. Something involving charts and big brag potential. Something that will come from my stash that will keep me away from yarn stores for the next while (notice I am not specifying long or short while?? Clever, eh?) Majority of my pattern books and magazines are unpacked, so I should be able to come up with something soon.

In the mean time here are some photos I took while wasting time/trying to make time pass faster when we were homeless.
Actually, this picture is one that my hubby took in the motel. Yeah, that's me, coffee in hand, surrounded by cats. See that? Keeping that duvet out of storage was the most brilliant idea I had of the whole experience. It kept me believing that one day, soon, I would once again be able to put it on my own bed. It was quite the experience: a two-room motel suite with three adults, 2 kids, 4 cats, a dog, and many plants. Thank goodness it's over.

Bridgetown, NS

Driving over North Mountain to the ocean, only 10 minutes from Middleton.

Port George, NS

1 comment:

Ali P said...

I have been living in the yard for the last few days. It looks like a bomb hit it! hee hee