Saturday, January 13, 2007

What's a girl to do?

My name is Kim and I am a knitter!

I've had one of those weeks we all dread. It consisted of too much work and not enough knit. I've brought it on myself - let me share how...

My partner in crime and I have been preparing for a very important off-site for work. We scrunched in the prep it usually takes 30+ days into less than a week and I am physically exhausted. My knitting has paid the price! During introductions we were supposed to say what we do for fun and I! Seriously, work IS fun for me and I do it for the fun, but I found myself thinking of knitting as it became the person next to me's turn to talk about what they do for fun.

Truthfully, there are a few other things that I could have listed - watching NBA basketball (I am loyal to the Pacers, but miss Reggie Miller incredibly - so does the team!), watching movies, spending time with my kids ranks extremely high, and there is my PASSION - knitting. I can watch a movie or a game on TV and knit, I can watch my kids play whatever the sport of the moment is and knit, sometimes I can even play cards with the kids and knit...this is how I know it is my passion.

I know work IS fun because I didn't work for awhile before/after we moved here and I've been off since during some medical recoveries and I MISS work. So, I told the truth, but not all of the truth and I felt guilty for not being honest to share it all. So, what's a girl to do?

I found TWO yarn shops very near the conference center after we wrapped for the day and did what any sensible knitter does when they don't have time to knit - I bought more yarn!

4 skeins of Interlacements Tiny Toes, 2 skeins of Rowan Tapestry, 1 skein of Mountain Colors Mountain Goat...Oh, and most importantly, my 2nd skein of Briar Rose Fibers Legend came in this week.

Now that I've aired my dirty little secret, I realize that I have a long weekend. I will work a little, but I shall knit a lot!

By the way, the offsite - it was a wild success which goes to prove once again - Knitters Rule!
----signed, The Queen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was just reading through this post and wondering "how the heck did I miss this post of fibery fabulousness?" and then I rememebered, ahh, yes, the drugs had me distracted...

I am coveting that skein of red and purple and blue yumminess there on the chair. What is that? And the orange and green skein of autumny goodness?