Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crisis Time

I pretty much decided to throw in the towel on SOS last night, in spite of Daniele's nice comments. I just was in a terrible funk, and couldn't imagine another six weeks of nothing but knitting like a maniac and seeing myself always behind. (Not that I have any hard feelings whatsoever toward the leader. She's very nice, and she happens to be in a situation that allows her to knit more than I do. Plus she knits realllly fast!) So I was sulking and crabbing and feeling like everything was totally pointless, and I ought to just give all my knitting stuff to Goodwill and move to, oh, Alaska or someplace. Which would really be stupid, because I think I would need knitted objects there if anywhere.

But today is looking a little better. I'll keep going, but I have to do the other things I want to do. Like play my violin, for instance. It hasn't been out of its case for 10 days, which is ridiculous. And I really need to do some work in the yard, once it cools off a bit, and I'm feeling the stirrings of a basement-cleaning attack, a clothes-sorting attack, and a wallpaper-stripping attack.

Now that I think about it, maybe I should just stick with the socks...

3 comments:

Daniele said...

I was just thinking yesterday, too, "My God Daniele, leave that poor woman alone!" This is supposed to be a fun thing, not make you sad. I'm sorry sweetie! You are right, of course. Seeing as how many socks one will have to do to win (about 3,000 pairs), it's not worth what will be won (yarn for a lot less than 3,000 pairs).. Do what makes you happy! And.... there is always the internet in Alaska - we will find you... :)

Daniele aka mscreate.typepad.com

Marion said...

Relax and enjoy your knitting. You can knit something besides socks. There's no SOS police that will come get you. Give yourself a break and relax....

Trudy said...

I have to laugh--I just frogged an almost done sweater today because it had a couple of mistakes I just didn't know how to fix--and saw another knitter who was not too happy.....got room for two on the Alaska trip?