I can and can’t believe that it’s taking me this long to knit a pair of silly socks! Yesterday afternoon I finished up sock #1 and cast on for the second sock. It isn’t like I’m doing a crazy pattern or anything, they’re very quite simple. But for some reason, I’m just slow going. What I think it is, is 1) I was sick and didn’t feel like doing much and 2) I’ve been spreading my creative interest around.
Do you ever feel that knitting can kind of take over all of your other interests? After a quick trip to the local scrapbook store, I went to work on a ‘brag book’ for myself and made some small note cards. I can’t believe how useful those notecards became! What happened is that I cut up a few pieces of cardstock paper and my son and I used all of my different stamps on them. I couldn’t figure out what to do with them once I had done it, so they sat on my table for a few days. When I was putting together my Secret Santa gift, my husband actually came up with a great idea! I used a few of them as recipe cards and put them in a cookie tin with peanut butter cookies. The day after that, I couldn’t find my piano paper, so I used them as homework cards for my students, and then just recently, as a notecard for my MIL. So making more of them is definitely in the future!
I’ve been bouncing back and forth on what to do with my knitting. As I’ve said before, I’m very interested in opening an Etsy shop. What I’m worried about (and have read as a legit concern amongst other SAHM knitters) is getting burned out on being a for profit knitter. I have been asked by my uncle to knit him a hat from qiviut (I’ve found the perfect stuff & a pattern to base my design on) and I’ve sent out a few tentative emails out about being up for any commissions family may have. But I really have no idea how that will pan out. So, as it stands, I’m still in the dark as what I want to do.
There are so many things on my knitting to do list! I want to get to them all right away, but I know I need to take my time on one project and then go to the next. Shame on me for *still* having a baby blanket on the needles from earlier this summer. And double shame on me for having my nightie still on my needles from a few weeks ago. I was really gung-ho when I started it and felt excited about doing something so different (which, when you think about it, it’s really a glorified tank top); and now I’m all out of exertion. Maybe I’m bored because I’m doing it all in st st? Who knows. And I’m still very super tempted to just bind off where I’m at and finish it off with lots of fluffy material.
I am very excited that later today I’m going to meet up with my knitting group over some coffee and relax and knit! It’s been a few weeks since we last got together and I can’t wait to show them what new yarn I’ve gotten and see what new things they’re working on.
Ever since one of the small businesses went out of business (I couldn’t think of a better way to put that, sorry for the awkwardness!), I keep thinking that it would make an ideal place to put a yarn shop! So, anyone living in the Jamestown area should look into that!