Thanks to all who left messages of support and love on my previous post.
I felt I was taking a risk with that much openness and honesty and it turned out I was wrong. It wasn’t a risk at all. I should have had more faith in my readers. Well, I do now. And I want to say that I feel up lifted. I’m lighter in my heart and in my soul knowing that you all are out there. I intended to reply to every comment (the way I usually do) but I was overwhelmed. Then a good friend advised me to let everyone speak for themselves; let their words stand. So that is what I did. Just because I didn’t reply to your comment (like I usually do!) does not mean I didn’t read it and smile and take strength. I did.
I took that boost you gave me and put it into my knitting. I’ve been trying to spend as much time knitting, particularly knitting in the company of my friends, as I can. Also… there has been lots of caffeinated beverages. Steady injections of caffeine and sugar may not be the best thing for my internal organs but they are great for my spirit.
The picture above is from earlier today at the end of just such a caffeine-fueled, friend-filled, knitting session. The blue/orange thing is mine. The purple-and-green is not mine. Well… its a little bit mine.
My bud is knitting up a Trickery and while the work is hers to claim, I lay claim to having wrote the pattern. Which is to say, I kind of feel like her Trickery is my Trickery but I’m generously letting her pay for the yarn to make it with and do all the hours and hours of knitting. In the end we’ll share it. I’ll let it live with her but it will always be secretly mine. FYI, I feel exactly the same way about all the other projects that have been made from my patterns including stuff made by people I have never met. That’s not creepy is it? Don’t answer that.
But getting back to the (official) point of this post. I’ve been knitting LOTS and I feel better.
Play-with-the-yarn time is definitely what I need. I’ve resolved to spend at least two hours everyday doing serious knitting. That’s like resolving to go to the gym everyday only way, way less miserable and sucky. I’ve also resolved to let myself drink as much coffee and tea as I want. That’s like … every other day of my life.
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21 Comments on "Knitting with Friends and Caffine"
Thanks for the cheer. Staring a pattern with no picture is pretty brave; most people won’t attempt those. I guess they don’t want to take the chance on spending time to knit something they won’t like. Me? I’m often just knitting to knit. Finish Offs are great but not my primary motivation. I just need to have the yarn moving through my fingers I guess. Its so relaxing.
My world does not work well without it. 😁
I know people who don’t drink coffee, not ever. I try to imagine what that’s like and… fail. Coffee is like my jet fuel. Without it I don’t get very far.
Kay. I’m heading over to your house right now. Hazelnut creamer is the ONLY flavored creamer I like; I too want to have coffee in one hand and tea in the other; yep I have a supply of chamomile laid in for when I need to chill out.
At least 3 cups a day for me on weekdays as I work so I drink water during that day, but on the weekend, I make up for lost cups during the week.
That is a good policy. I have those days, the ones where I’m trying to drink extra coffee to make up for all the coffee I got cheated out of the day before.
My treat is knitting, I walk two miles a day and knit after because I would fall down if I tried to do both lol, and coffee is a wonderful drink and if they don’t have it in heaven Well I just don’t know 🙂
Walking and knitting is tricky. I’m not very good at it either. But if all those phone-philes can walk around with their eyes and hands glued to their phones then I’m sure I could make walk-knitting work. I probably just need more practice. Those phone-philes get lots of practice.