I feel like if I were to knit chair socks, people would look at me like my knitting habit had gotten quite out of hand. Yet, Charles and Marie, which at least comes across as a fancy-schmancy stuff for people with lots of money website, is selling these “Chair Personality Socks” as their deal of the day (or Soupe Du Jour as they call it).
I knitted during my rotation! This is big news. I can’t believe I made it happen.
I know, this sounds like an overreaction. But it’s kind of a big deal for me that I pushed myself out of the rut. I am so awful at changing habits in general so it’s really good when I can make myself do something that I’ve wanted but struggled to do.
You can basically follow the story over in the twitter box I just stuck in the sidebar. But to be more bloggy about it, I took a lunch hour to go to the libray and do some knitting. I wanted to find a place where I didn’t feel like too many people would be looking at me (my knitting confidence has taken a bit of a hit from my first teacher-asks-me-not-to-knit experience, which I’ll post about another time). I went to the top floor and checked out the periphery of the library and I found the perfect knitting/napping area. This place has reclining nap chairs (yay medical school library?) which could hardly be better for knitting if they were designed for it. They face windows (natural light!) and are secluded from other library areas by bookcases.
Enough gratuitous pictures for you? It’s a real knitting blog, now!
I brought my knitting with me to school. I brought my knitting to school in a hopital. Yeah, that’s right (um, bitches? I’m supposed to say “bitches,” here, I think?), I’m on rotation and I am going to freaking find some time to knit, already.
I’ll try to snap some iPhone shots of myself hiding in the library with my knitting later. Yes, that is my plan. Me, medical library, knitting, and possibly a library-approved drinking container of coffee. I am a wild woman.
There just didn’t seem to be enough time. I think I kind of ended up trading my knitting time for exciting new food available at the new local bar. It was worth it, I think, but..
I really really want to break this pattern. I want to churn out the finished-ends-weaved-in-perfect-in-every-way-except-for-whatever-mistakes-that-are-totally-forgiveable objects. I want to wear a different hat every day (when it’s cold enough). I want to make every pair of exciting gloves with transformation power that I see. I want to cover my apartment in throws and cabled pillows. I want to be a knitter again!
…I also want a nap. Is that going to win today? (Well, after I get home in a few more hours…)
I started this blog on the spur of the moment because lately I’ve been having trouble actually getting any knitting done, and I’m trying to restart myself. I read knitting blogs and book, I’m listening to a knitting audiobook, and often I drag my knitting around with me and sometimes even pull it out but don’t get started.
I have to admit it. I’m in a knitting slump.
As much as I want to get the beautiful projects done, as much as I want to master new patterns and as much as I want that feeling of relaxation and productivity from feeling the yarn move through my fingers and into that magically-growing fabric, I haven’t gotten so much as a row done in at least a month. It’s been years since I posted any pictures or any projects in Ravelry. I’ve even tried to motivate myself to finish things by going on a yarn diet until I finish some of my projects (and not even disliked ones)!
So maybe putting it out there will help kick-start me out of this weird lack-of-knitting habit and back into my true existance as a knitter. It couldn’t hurt, could it? (Especially when I’m blogging during, ahem, borrowed time during school and not cutting into possible knitting time at all.)