Monday, June 19, 2006

K and L are for...

"Knitting Loser", or perhaps "Lackadaisical Knitter". Might you prefer "Literally no Knitting" or "Knitting was a Lost cause?" Here is photo of all the knitting I did on my 2 weeks of vacation draped across my dining room table:

Nope, there is no new fancy invisible yarn available that you haven't heard of yet. I can give you all kinds of excuses, like our vacation house has no electricity, and the propane lamps are hard on the eyes after dark (they are!) or that I had no free time, but then how do I explain that I read upwards of 8 books (half of which were crappy pulp thrillers/suspense novels).

I did manage to get the wheel to travel with us, thanks to the genious car-packing skills of my husband, but I spun for a total of half an hour over the 2 weeks.

In an email conversation with Cheryl since my return, it dawned on me that knitting is no longer my default behavior when presented with time on my hands. Through the malaise of the 1st trimester and the spending most of my time outdoors of my vacation, my brain has forgotten that its first reflex when idle used to be to pick up the needles. I have determined that a vigorous retraining effort is needed. I will proceed to re-educatate my poor hormone- and relaxation-addled brain and hands so that they will once again instinctively reach for yarn and sticks instead of remote controls. Wish us luck.


Anonymous Monica said...

Welcome back! It could well be summer, too. As long as you were enjoying your time, which it sounds like you did, it's all good. Better to knit and enjoy than knit to knit.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Welcome back. We all need a break every now and again and it sounds like a little relaxation and reading were the ticket. The sticks aren't going anywhere.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I have no doubt the retraining will be effective. And you'll probably enjoy it all the more for the break.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Good luck! You'll probably be revitalized from the break. :)

10:21 PM  
Blogger Carole said...

Remember, it's not a job. You do what you need to do at the time. Clearly, you needed rest and reading. Nothing wrong with that.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Glad you had fun on your R&R retreat! Welcome back!

6:05 AM  
Blogger --Deb said...

You know, I got practically no knitting done when I was on MV in May, either. We didn't make it over to Chappy, though--my Chappy was too happy just walking around to be willing to get into the car again! (Oh, and I found you from Mamacate's--we should get a knitters-who-love-MV blogring going or something!)

11:26 AM  
Blogger margene said...

It's all good. You'll feel like knitting again and we'll be waiting;-) Relax and enjoy the down time.

10:47 AM  
Blogger --Deb said...

All right, I DID. I set up a webring for knitters who love MV. You know, just in case you're interested!

9:28 PM  

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