Friday, November 8, 2013

I’ve Got The Money vs. Time Blues

It’s Friday and I’ve got a little time before I have to head into work.  I’ve been thinking about how since I’ve gotten this job, even though I really like it, that I’ve had next to no time to work on my blog, knitting design, or even just knitting.  On the odd day that I do have some time, I have to catch up on other things or I’m too pooped to purl.  It makes me sad.  But what are you going to do when you need the money?  You’re gonna work, that’s what.  And dream of when you might not have to put in so many hours. 

The good news is, we’ve nearly accumulated the money we need to have at closing on the house we’re building, and it’s looking beautiful.  We’re scheduled to close mid-December, so we’re almost down to a month.  And every morning when I go to leave the house we’re in now and I have to manually heft up the old, heavy garage door, back my car out of the garage, then get back out of the car and manually put the old, heavy garage door back down, I think to myself, “All this work is SO worth it…only a few more weeks until I have a garage door opener again!”

It’s the little things in life that make me happy.

On the oh-so-slowly-moving knitting front, I am close to releasing my second pattern (“close” being a relative term at this point – closer than 3 months, let’s say – and I’m pretty excited.  Two more test knits and some photos and I’ll be good to go. 

I did manage to finish the Holden Shawlette that started as a pair of socks with the Rowan Fine Art yarn I got in Indianapolis last summer.  I’ll get some better photos of it soon, but here’s a quick shot:

Definitely not a sock

I’m much more pleased with this yarn as a shawl than as socks.  I can’t wait to wear it out.  Speaking of which, I’m wearing a garment that I designed to work this morning and I have to say, I am nervous.  I think it looks great, but what it people think it’s horrendous?  I feel so…vulnerable.  Is this normal??

Have a day filled with loveliness,



  1. I think its amazing how much knitting your get done with working also!! and everything else you have to are my hero!

  2. I love your expression "too pooped to purl." :-) Will you keep the job once you move to your new house?

    1. Yes, I will have to keep the job for a while, but may not have to put in as many hours. : )

  3. Yes its totally normal to worry that people might not like your stuff!! I'm sure its gorgeous though, as is that shawl!

  4. At this point in my life, I've not known the luxury of not having to work. Sigh... maybe someday. However, I do think that juggling work and knitting gets easier over time. It's fantastic news that you're so close to closing on your new home! It's exceptionally nice that everything will be finished before you move in. Cleaning, painting, and minor renovation projects are really cutting into my knitting time since we've closed. But, I'm finding a rhythm, and I keep reminding myself that the chaos is temporary.

    1. I SO needed this encouragement right now! Thanks, Michelle! And congratulations again on your new home. I can't wait to see some lovely pictures on your blog from your new surroundings! : )


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