Searching for light

This has nothing to do with knitting or yarn, but these were the words that came to the surface tonight while I was thinking of today’s terrible and heartbreaking events. I wanted to put them down someplace before they disappear from my mind.

As I peer into the darkness
and I try to fathom its unfathomable depths,

I am reminded of the saying,
“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

I pray that the sun comes up soon
for I am starting to become afraid of the dark.


Project ADD

My yarn order came in from Knit Picks. Yay!

But boo!

Now I have project ADD.  I just started on a scarf for myself and now I got the yarn I need to work on the hat for my friend’s baby shower.  Oh & I still want to make a few little bird rattles.

I’m the same way with books.  I have a stack next to my bed of about 5 books, there’s one book on my new ereader and I’m expecting 2 pre-order books from Amazon in early April.

Ah well, such is the curse of the ADD knitter.

Less time once again

I got a job…yay? (I think. Mostly yay.)

Of course that means a few things.  First and foremost, I have less time…for everything.  My reduced time with the baby is already breaking my heart.  My reduced time for knitting just makes me a little sad.

I’m hoping that once I get a handle on this new schedule of ours I can get back to knitting  the scarf that I started for my sister.  Plus I want to knit at least 1 scarf for the 2011 Special Olympics Winter Games.  (I’ll tell you more about that project soon.)

For now though, it looks like I’m taking a mini knitting break.  It won’t be too long though.  As I may have mentioned once or twice before, not taking some time for myself and knitting makes me feel a bit stabby.

Inspiration and Time

Two things I haven’t had much of lately.  I want to knit!  I want to sit myself down on the couch with my comfy blanket and my knitting and my cat and make something.  A hat or a scarf maybe…or perhaps get really crazy and start figuring out how to make a sweater or a pair of socks.

But no.

Time eludes me.  And ultimately, so does the inspiration.  Even when I do have time, there are so many other things that need to get done.  Laundry, cleaning, homework…sleep.  I should excercise or at least take the baby for a walk.  I should play with the cat.  I HAVE TO FIND A JOB!!  But I can’t seem to bring myself to do any of these things.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s because of all the shoulds and have tos…I’ve never been good at doing what I’m told I have to do.  Who knows?

I’m hoping to figure it out soon though.  My life needs more inspiration….even if I can’t make more time.