Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'd Love To Knit, But....................


Now I know that this is the same picture that I posted on Monday, but don't worry, you're not having a Groundhog Day experience. It is the same picture because, to put it simply, I have not knitted a stitch since Sunday!

I know, it's beyond comprehension isn't it. How on earth am I managing to survive, you're thinking? Well, I have to tell you, I'M HANGING ON BY A THREAD! (excuse the pun.)

The withdrawal symptoms started yesterday. I swear that I was shaking uncontrollably as I got out of the car in the afternoon, although that could have had something to do with my 'car-crazed' teen who was driving. This first week of Driver's Ed has completely taken over my life. Never have I needed to knit so much and yet never have I been so strapped for time.

To relieve my stress, I've been compelled to paint The Little Guy's bedroom. This project is coming along famously, it's just the assortment of toys and trash that his room has disgorged that's the problem. Climbing over an extra nightstand, three boxes of stuffed animals and a model aeroplane to get into my bed every night does nothing to quieten the mind at the end of a long day. I fall asleep aching and exhausted dreaming of traffic cones and kids in diapers driving high speed vehicles.

Fully aware of my present state of mind, DD2 has wisely suggested that we wait until the painting is done before we begin our Swallowtail Shawl KAL. Thank goodness someone is talking sense right now. It's certainly uplifting to have a pal who understands your pain; someone who doesn't Cast On in front of you; someone who is sensitive enough to take their own knitting to a babysitting gig and afterwards refrain from proudly showing you how much they've accomplished.
Although she's only been knitting for a year, DD2's become an amazingly astute knitter. Somehow she just seems to know when to usher me up to my room, place my knitting bag at my feet and say;

"Here, Mum. Knit!"

5 comments:

Rudee said...

You are blessed to have the beginnings of your own knitting circle. Since the entire knitting world has weighed in that socks don't count as wips, why don't you cast on a pair? Their portability will pay off.


I don't envy you the driver's ed. It made me crazy.

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

try not to chew your nails, they could snag the yarn!

Kimmie said...

yes - a sock on the needles is exactly what I have going on (like Rudee says) other than that it's a world of "I'm bored" and me making meals in between ..... I have a room to paint on the "to do list" as well .... how do you spell S-U-M-M-E-R ?

Jane said...

I don't know Kimmie. It all feels just as busy as normal to me. My only solace has been that the weather has been cloudy so I haven't minded being trapped in a bedroom with a paint roller.
I do actually have two socks on the needles - my Monkeys. They are hibernating right now though. I should pick the up I guess, but I really must finish that hat first. I think I need that brief sense of achievement one gets when a project is finished!

knittingqueen said...

how's the knitting? going any better? that transition into summer break is a doozy!

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