Thursday, March 08, 2007

Not-knitting

My house is a disaster due to a master bathroom renovation which has somehow expanded to painting three other rooms. I’m madly revising a book proposal to resubmit to an editor who’s interested. My supposedly former boss called and begged me to work Monday night. I had a houseguest all weekend (which included two Devils hockey games and a trip to Rockefeller Center to ice skate!) and I’m leaving for Puerto Rico on Friday. Who has time to knit?

(That's me waving from the Rock Center skating rink.)



Not me, I’m afraid. So this blog is about not knitting. Yes, I occasionally gaze longingly at the two project bags sitting beside my family room couch but I never get to touch them. One reason is that I find the scarf I’m knitting a bit dull; it’s only for those moments when I can’t concentrate on the work but want something to keep my hands busy. And right now I have too much to keep my hands busy! The MIL sweater is at a point where I need help but I don’t have time to go to the LYS for it. What’s a knitter to do?

Not knit.

What stops you from knitting?

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10 Comments:

Blogger Cindi Myers said...

I sympathize, Nancy. It seems as if I've been working on the second sock of a pair for a couple of weeks now -- I'm too busy writing and working on other things.

Good luck with your proposal!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

I picked up my never-ending Step socks, thought about knitting a round or two, thought better about it, then took a nap.

I find it hard to balance knitting and writing when either one is close to the finish line. Right now I have to keep the knitting at a low simmer and let the writing boil. (A food analogy. Can you tell I've been watching Iron Chef America?)

7:51 AM  
Blogger georg said...

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

The terrible irony is that I am a crafter in the game... a gnome leatherworker. Which means I have visions of leather lace whip patterns, or worse. I recently bought "domiknitrix" which doesn't help matters, but makes for a really good read.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

I have two very busy children, but I can usually find time to knit and watch or play with them at the same time (last night it was knitting while watching them at gymnastics lessons). But when it comes to writing, I have to put the knitting on hold. Right now I'm busy putting together numerous poetry submissions and it's an incredibly time consuming project. Waiting on the needles are two pairs of socks, a teddy bear sweater, and a felted crown.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Thanks, Cindi! I need some good luck.

Barbara, a nap is my favorite form of recreation, also of procrastination. "I'm too tired to (fill in the blank) so I think I'll take a nap."

Georg, is Vanguard an on-line game that you play with other people? LOL on being a virtual crafter too. I have a knitting book you might be interested in--drop me an email and I'll tell you about it.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Sharon, your comment popped up right as I was posting mine. That is very cool that you're a poet. I spent my four college years in a creative writing program penning poetry. It's a wonderfully disciplined form of writing; word choice becomes so important. It taught me a tremendous amount about writing prose.

10:30 AM  
Blogger the BookWyrm said...

Work is currently stopping me from knitting as much as I had before, but I find that I can get in 15-20 minutes on my lunch break. It's still knitting, but it's a lot less than I was doing when I had nothing else to do all day long.

Unfortunately, work is also keeping me from writing. Must find a cure for that.

Good luck with the MIL sweater!

12:14 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Yes, Vanguard is one of those pay to play games- subscription online game with thousands of other people. It started about 2 months ago, and already we seem to be fairly high level. I play with my sweetie. And already, we've met a lot of great people. The hard part is not playing while I work, because I work from home. You can guess we have lots of kids- well, okay, we do if you count the four-legged fur-covered ones. :) This lifestyle would be impossible with real rugrats.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Good luck with your proposal, Nancy.

I sent mine out Tuesday. Hope, hope, hope. And pray.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Fran, I have fingers and toes crossed for you and me both!
:-)

10:29 PM  

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