It seems as though I’m reading a lot about knitting guilt lately, on blogs and on email lists. Guilt about abandoning a project. Guilt about starting yet another project. Guilt about buying more yarn.
Kristin addressed this in a blog entry the other day. Why, indeed, do we feel guilty about our knitting?
I confess: I was feeling guilty about my knitting. I actually had pangs of guilt the other day about finishing Flora and not starting another “big” project right away. What the heck is with that? No one is making me knit. I do it out of enjoyment. And if I want to take a few weeks to knit nothing but small stuff, why the heck shouldn’t I?
So I’ve decided to Take Back the Knitting™. I will no longer listen to my little voice that tells me “you really should be working on a big project.” Take THAT, little voice!
Got more done on my evening sporran — er — purse. (L-B made this same bag and brought the completed, felted bag with her when she came up last week. We agreed that it looked like a very fancy sporran.)
Well, it’ll look like a sporran when it’s done.
And got more done on my checkerboard shell. Past the armhole shaping on the front. Yay!
I stopped by Knit Happens after work and bought what I needed to complete my Not-Colinette poncho, and a few other things.
I also bought yarn to augment what I had for the pink/green Not-Colinette poncho, some more Noro Lily to make a striped top, a couple of skeins of something fun for another bucket hat, and another skein of the yarn I was going to use for the Tank of the Ta-Tas. Gonna make something else with that.
Lucy’s Plastic Fetish
To all of you who either emailed or left comments expressing concern over Lucy chewing on plastic: rest assured, she is not eating plastic. I have no plastic wrap or rubber bands or other items like that where she can get at them. She likes to chew on plastic bags when they are filled with something, or on plastic page protectors. And she only does it when I’m around, as I don’t have any plastic out where she can get at it. I think she just likes the chewing action. She never tries to swallow it.
I’ve lived with cats my entire life and have never lost one to misadventure of any sort. I am a Concerned Mommy. Here she is, safe and sound:
Mia in Maryland: I’ve emailed you twice to thank you for your prize donations, but both times the emails bounced back as undeliverable. But I wanted to say thank you, and Lucy says thank you for the kitty grass!
And there are more blankets on the Blankets Received page!