Monday, June 28, 2010
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One hundred percent true. About ninety percent of the time, I don't know what I'm knitting until it's finished. It's only on a few occasions throughout the year that I set out to knit something in particular...with a pattern in hand and a purpose for the completed project. I think I've already met my 'occasional' particulars for the year with the baby stuff I've knitted.
Most of the time I just want to feel the needles in my hands clacking away playing with some sort of yummy yarn just to be doing it. Knitting is an addictive behavior. I cave in quite frequently to the urge. Better than food, tobacco, and alcohol I'm thinking. Knitting and frogging. Knitting and frogging. Knitting and frogging for heck of it.
It's very satifying.
Have a knit pickin' good day ya'll !
Monday, June 21, 2010
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This past week was 'Knit In Public Week'. I was a participant. But I'm ALWAYS a participant. My knitting goes with me wherever I go and I don't hesitate to whip it out in front of everyone if I have time to kill.
In my daily travels out and about in the usual places, I did see a few people doing the knitting in public thing: at work, the mall, doc's offices, Dunkin Donuts, sitting in the drive thru at McDonalds (yes, McDonalds is true) and even the airport. I guess the memo got out! If there were Sonic Drive In's around here, I probably would have seen it there too. When I was living down south, going to Sonic to get my daily diet coke and knitting while sitting there in the car was the norm for me. No place is off limits when it comes to me and my knitting. And strangely enough I don't get odd looks and stupid questions from people about what or why I'm knitting in public.
It's so nice to see at least SOME people doing something in public besides yakking away on their phones, texting a mile a minute and not involving themselves in what's really important in life: KNITTING!
I say every week should be knit in public week!
Have a knit pickin' good day ya'll.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Howdy ya'll! Yes, I dropped off the planet as far as blogging is concerned. Not by choice mind you, but forced into hiding after my computer took a nose dive never to recover again. Poor old thing. Had to shoot to put it out of it's misery. :0(
By choice I did take my time to figure out what I wanted next when it came to shopping for another one. I spent a lot of time searching...and researching. Finally - three days ago I made a decision. So yesterday I brought the new baby home...and I'm sooooooooo in love!!!!
Being old and nearly blind, I chose one with a VERY large screen and fabulous high resolution. We're a perfect match. But it's very light and easy for me to tote around when I need to do some 'pooter' totin'. (My sister calls a computer 'the pooter'. It stuck. Whatever...)
So now I'm in a situation where I can do the blogger thing again...thank God! And the cherry on top of this deal is I was also able to upgrade my camera! WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!! Now when I wanna post pictures, they'll actually be visible and not all grainy and dark and stuff. Imagine that! Who da thunk it????!!!!!
While I was without 'real' computer access (I did use my phone a lot during this time to kinda stay in touch with the nets), I did stay very busy in the creativity department. It's been great. My sister is now a week overdue having her baby and my focus has been getting some things made for her and new baby...a girl. Oh what fun it's been doing the girlie stuff! I have lots of pics of all those things I made. I will post those soon. I've done some other things too, not baby related. But the caveat here has been that I broke my left wrist a couple of months ago and it's been a bear trying to get knitting and crocheting done. But where there's a will, there's a way...and by gosh I worked at making a way!!!!! So I got a few things made and very satisfied with what I turned out.
So, with all the upgrades, improvements and whatever in the high tech department, I should be good to go for awhile. It's good to be back and hope I get to stick around indefinitely. Looking forward to catching up with all your blogs and what you've been up to the past couple of months. Will get back to posting the regular features...and hopefully improve on those and add some new stuff too.
It's good to be back. Have a knit pickin' good day ya'll!