In a strange turn of events, I find myself in the unusual position of procrastinating working on my craft fair knitting. It’s 9:30 in the morning and I have been baking, cleaning, and doing laundry. Not knitting. Anything but the knitting for just another hour or two, please! So here I am, blogging. Thing is, I’m not really feeling the urge to delve into a detailed post. That means I’m also procrastinating writing about knitting. This is bad.
Some interesting things I did this weekend instead of knitting:
Went on a double-decker bus tour in Manhattan. Didn’t knit for the 4 hours we were trapped.
Operated a spotlight for a musical performance at a local theater. Couldn’t knit: too dark.
Ate fast food in my car while listening to NPR’s ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me’. No knitting while eating!
Saw a hot air balloon yesterday morning while walking the dog. Wished I was in it not knitting.
I guess this means perhaps knitting shouldn’t be my full time job. Something about having a deadline and selling my wares for money has me in a twist. This activity that I turn to for relaxation, metal stimulation, and escape has become something I am doing for Others. And that changes things. Maybe it’s the rebellious black sheep in me. Maybe I don’t like putting constraints on my knitting. Perhaps it’s just wanting to remain selfish with this one activity in my life. But I just want to knit my way, dammit!
This is similar to how I felt during the Ravelympics in August; after about a week, I wanted to knit anything BUT the socks I had committed to working on. Now I find myself making lists of the things I dream of knitting when this is finished. A Hanami Stole, a sweater, new socks, something lacy with that ball of Kidsilk Haze I have lying around…
Don’t get me wrong: I am thrilled to be participating in the craft fair. It has been a fun learning experience, to be sure, and I am so glad I decided to go through with it. But the last week or so has presented me with these new feelings, and I am really looking forward to this whole thing being in my rear-view mirror.
The above photos were of my hand-stamped tags I will be attaching to each piece. The knit is a garter stitch neckwarmer I made out of a skein of handspun yarn from fuzzyfibers1960 and half a skein of Cascade Tuscany Grande. With a vintage button, of course!