Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Perfect Post?!!!


I make this so hard. Since I don't have time to craft the perfect post, I don't post at all. I'm going to post something even if it is stupid.

Here's my deal:

I'm new to this stuff. I don't yet know how to make the software do the tricks I want it to. That is a short-term problem. I will know.

I don't have the habit of creating posts. That's a harder one.

I'm tired and I want to go to bed. I should do that and I will.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Knitting Content?

We did get November in.

I thought some knitting content might be a good thing. It's just that there is this problem with the knitting projects. My diamond fantasy shawl wandered off pattern and it's mid-frogpond. I have two 1/3 sleeves on my coup d'etat cardigan with unmatched twists in the cables.

I really want to cast something else on. I'm trying to be disciplined about knitting; one project at a time. That was working. Then we went on vacation, and I didn't think I had enough cardigan to make it through. So I started a Charlotte.

I did manage to finish that, but I lost my focus. Instead of finishing my cardigan when I got home, I felt free to cast on something else. I used Christmas knitting as an excuse. Now I need to make a choice. Fix what I have or invest a fortune in needles so I can have a plethora of unfinished projects.

I know from years of needlework experience that if I put something away with a problem, it's hard to pick it back up. So using that logic, I should fix the shawl and sleeves before I quit. I also know that if I fix them, I'll probably want to knit them.

My husband is wonderfully encouraging on this. "Don't do what I do. Do one thing at a time." I appreciate his support. Sometimes his obsession with one thing at a time is stressful in itelf. That's a subject for another day.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Following Up

It's foggy. We want to get out for a motorcycle ride so we can get November in. We have this silly habit; we try to ride every month. It's only silly because we live in Northern NJ and it's going to get cold and snow and the driveway is going to freeze. February is always the tough one.

Yesterday was the day to ride, but I had to go to a tax seminar. Ed had a bad day with the flatbed so when I got home he wasn't in the mood. By bad day, I mean a disaster. The bed fell off and dropped stuff all over the back driveway. This blocked the driveway and trapped the backhoe which he needed to use to pick things back up. By the time I got there, he was almost finished cleaning up the mess. But that kind of stress is exhausting.

The flatbed is in a bad state of restoration. The new bed is built, but not properly attached, obviously. It's not the project of choice right now so Ed was moving it to long-term storage to get it out of the way.

I should finish this and do something about breakfast so I can get some things done.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A first post

I'm trying to crawl out of lurkdom into the world of people who can speak publicly on the web. Maybe I can't. But maybe needing to have something to say will serve as motivation to get stuff done. I certainly won't be the first to use a blog for that. I guess we'll have to wait and see.