She thought the journey would take forever... Nights of skimming across the ocean darkness, mornings of sunshine and schools of dolphins dancing in the waves beside her, evenings of fog and cloud where only the whispers of the rigging creaking above her head assured her that all sound had not left the world. Finally she reached the shore, stepping onto moss-covered rocks - stony steps leading … [Read more...]
Why Wednesday WIP?
In the non-knitting world, I'm pretty reliable; I've been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend-turned-husband for the last 23 years, I'm devoted to my friends, I'm loyal to my employer.
But when it comes to knitting? I'm wildly profligate, and easily seduced by a new technique, or a pretty yarn, or a pattern that teases me with new techniques to learn.
I used to feel guilt over this, and try to force myself to become at least serially monogamous. However, during my knitting drought last year, I was reminded that first and foremost I knit for my health. Knitting isn't my vocation, I'm not on a deadline, and so I've transitioned into refusing to "should" myself for anything.
Don't get me wrong, there are still goals in place (the annual Christmas socks won't knit themselves!) but I no longer feel like I'm failing if I dance between projects, picking and choosing what feels right on any given day.
Hence, the Wednesday WIP series...where I share the project of the week - or at least the day! - with you all.
This week's WIP is a bit unexpected...warm(ish) weather has hit here in Canada, and The Boy dug out his summer wardrobe. He's almost a teen, which is old enough to care about making a fashion faux pas, and this was the first year I didn't have to remind him to not wear his calf-high socks with summer shorts and sneakers. However, he's outgrown last year's socks... Which led to him running into … [Read more...]
Welcome to the inaugural post of a new series - Wednesday WIP! I'm hoping this will encourage me to finish more projects...either that, or it will give me an excuse to justify casting something else on ;-) In the non-knitting world, I'm pretty reliable; I've been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend-turned-husband for the last 23 years, I'm devoted to my friends, I'm loyal to my … [Read more...]