Wednesday, November 07, 2012


I admire anyone who works from home.  I find it incredibly difficult to focus on getting work done.  Just today I'm procrastinating on writing a letter that should be very easy to write.  I have a routine, for the most part, so that's not the problem.  I have a dedicated workspace, so that's not the problem (though I do get distracted by the internet).  I just have no gumption.  None.  It's not just the work, either.  I've been trying to go for a walk every day while it's nice here (70s and quite sunny), but that takes a lot of effort, too.  I'm also supposed to be job hunting, but I've got about a dozen tabs open with jobs that I would like but can't seem to apply for. 

I think it's because I feel like everything is on hold.  Of course, getting these things done, even walking, will help things to move forward.  This is a typical state for me, and also for my siblings.  We learned it from our mom.  Too bad we didn't learn to keep busy from our dad, who had hobbies and would work in the yard or on the car quite often.  On my good days I'm like that.  Most of the time, however, I fall into the "I should" mode, which means that nothing gets done.  My mom didn't work a regular job until my youngest brother was in school.  Before and during that time, she would talk about going back to college.  I think she would have loved to be in school.  She was a voracious reader and learned so much that way.  She also talked about becoming a party planner, which would have also been a great pursuit.  There were so many things that she wanted to do but could never muster the energy to put into action.  I can be the same way, and I know my sister and brothers do the same thing.  How do we snap out of it?

One thing that doesn't suffer is knitting.  Since much of my "I should" time is spent doing nothing, I end up spending that time knitting.  Too bad I'm not interested in designing.  Are there any jobs for people to just knit?  I could do that (though I think the competition would be stiff).

Since the last post, I mailed off a few things to my sister, who just moved to Denver.  Don't mind the pictures.  I should set up a light box, but, you know.

Bunny Nuggets

Wristers from leftover yarn.

Snake Skin Cowl from shiny Sublime Yarns Lustrous

Song of the Sea

Lovisa Armwarmers that I forgot to put the buttons on.

I'm working on an Essential Cardigan now for April.  April and her husband Jason, both friends from Elko, were nice enough to open their home to us.  We've been here four months, so I thought it was time to thank her.  Since I do nothing but knit, it's moving along quickly.

I have also finished a Shawl Collar Cowl and the Orbitus Hat.  Both of those and the Bunny Nuggets, wristers, and Lovisa Armwarmers were made  to use up stash. The Shawl Collar also used some extremely gorgeous Classic Elite Yarns MountainTop Chalet.  It is so soft and fluffy.  The cowl is quite bulky in the front, though, with all that overlapping fabric.  I think it needs to go to someone who lives in the arctic.