Posts Tagged ‘May 2012’

It’s My Birthday – I’ll Not Knit if I Want To

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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I am turning 40 this month.  May 23rd to be exact.
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I am tired of knitting a sweater a month.
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I hate to admit it, but this 12 and 12 program has taken all the fun out of knitting for me.
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It has taken away my choice.  I have only been able to knit the sweater of the month each month for 18 months now.   I don’t have time to knit anything else each month.  I haven’t been able, for example, to knit this…
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Color Affection from Veera Valimaki

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By the way, if you haven’t knit this yet..what are you waiting for?  The whole knitting world is knitting Color Affection:) 3 skeins of sock yarn!  Any color combos are beautiful.  Only knit stitch, short rows.  We’ll have our sample knit up soon, you can come see it for yourself.
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I haven’t been able to knit this either.
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Aestlight Shawl by Gudrun Johnston

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I’ve wanted to knit the Aestlight Shawl ever since Katy taught this class in 2010!
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Pearl Chain Mittens by handepande on Ravelry

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I love, love, love these…I haven’t been able to knit these mittens either.
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Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24

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Or how about these cushions?  I just painted the main floor of our house a bunch of these colors…these would be a great addition to the living room.
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See what I mean, I have been missing this part of knitting.  The fun part.  The hours surfing Ravelry looking for just the perfect project.  The excitement when I figure out exactly what yarn I am using with the project and the fun of sharing it with my friends.
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My friend and sample knitter Kate wanted to knit me something for my birthday.  She was annoyed that there was nothing but sweaters in my queue.  Of course there isn’t.  I only knit the sweaters of the month.  I can’t knit anything else.
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Now don’t get me wrong.  I do love to knit sweaters.  I love our 12 in 12 program.   I love the challenge of knitting them in a month.  I am just tiring of HAVING to do it each month.  I have no choice anymore.  It’s kind of like eating the same thing every day for a month  AND choosing what you are going to eat each day of each month… in January.
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I am probably being melodramatic about this.  Maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis.  Wow.   I think I am actually considered middle aged now?  That just hit me.  Yes, I am going to say I am having a mid life crisis.  That will explain everything:)
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I know…poor me right?  I don’t mean to be a baby about it, but I just don’t think I can bring myself to knit  May’s Sweater.  It’s a beauty though and I know a bunch of people are going to be working on it this month.  I can’t wait to see them all, I just can’t bring myself to knit another sweater this month.
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It’s my birthday month after all and I’ll not knit if I want to.
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40...Here I am!

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