KNITTING GAL

May 12, 2008

Mother's Day and assorted thoughts.............



I hope every one had a nice Mother's Day. I had a lovely breakfast out and then moved my knitting paraphernalia to another space as my daughter is reclaiming her room while she is job hunting. Graduation is this weekend and I will be happy to have her home for the interim. I will be sure to take lots of photos to post-we are having a very nice luncheon after the graduation in Georgetown. I hope the weather is good. So after I set up all my knitting goodies I pared down and now I am going through all my magazines and removing the patterns that I want and filing them. The mags take up too much room and there are so many things in them I will never make. I think this will work out well. All my yarn is stashed in boxes by categories and all my needles too. I have supplies and odd skein of yarn organized in a rolling draw bin that came home from college and found it's way into the basement. I am happy too as now I have space for my printer and much better lighting. Then I was treated to dinner out and the third installment of "Cranford" on Masterpiece Theatre.


I am joining a KAL at Lionbrand for the Tree of Life Afghan. The pattern is free for the next two weeks and it is a lovely afghan. It would make a great wedding present too. Check it out.

I have been reading blogs and some of us are feeling the pinch time wise for blogging. I have decided to blog twice a week and read blogs for 1 hour each time I blog. That way I can still have time to knit and enjoy my blog and reading all of yours. When I started blogging it was to talk about knitting and see what everyone else was up to. But now I spend more time lurking on blogs and trying to remember to take pictures and update mine and then feeling bad when I haven't done been able to. So I am giving myself permission to enjoy blogging again and keep my knitting paramount. I do so love every one's blog so I hope this works and I will still have time when I am home for cleaning, cooking, laundry, gardening, telephoning assorted relatives, and then get up and go to work and start all over again.....ah woman hear me roar!!



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7 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi, Donna! I find your post so inspirational! Yes, I am definitely finding that if I limit my computer time, I get much more done in "real" life. I have still been able to keep up with all the blogs and friends that I was, but I'm not vegging out on Ravelry or surfing around looking for new blogs. It can really become all-consuming!

Donna Lee said...

I understand the time crunch. If I take a day off from the computer, I feel like I've missed a lot on people's blogs. I need to get over that feeling that I have to read everything and do everything. I want my knitting and now spinning time and I will not feel guilty about it. Enjoy the time with your daughter. Finding a first real job is stressful!

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J said...

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Alana - Knit Wit said...

Your idea to get rid of magazines and save only the patterns you like is a good one. I did that several years ago when I was heavy into beading and it worked out great. I threw piles of magazines and put the patterns I wanted to save into plastic sleeves and a 3-ring binder. It's like having a book full of patterns you love!

Sheila said...

I know what you mean about reading blogs and then not blogging on your own. I have not posted pictures of Morgan to my own blog. Tends to happen when you forget your camera at home!

Trudy said...

Hear, hear!! I know what you mean--it shouldn't be a chore to blog. I don't get any money for it, it was something I started to go along with my knitting enjoyment. Now, I'm busier, trying to spend more time with Mama.

I often wish my grandson would stay off his computer some--and where am I? Spending too much time on mine! I need to be a better role model.