Friday, March 07, 2008

For Fun



Though the week seemed mostly about getting well and trying to function with the still-fogged head, a surprising amount of things were accomplished. Foremost among them was getting a new item off to Knitscene. I set the worst example for my kids when it comes to deadlines, always working at the 11th hour no matter what...everything will be ready and I'll get sick and out of commission and you'll find me dragging my sickness-filled-husk to the Post Office shelling out extra beans for overnight shipping. Oh well. Know thyself. Know thy will be thwarted when one tries to outsmart thyself.

I also got lots of swell goodies in the mail. I've been on a photograph-collecting binge. Blame it on Megan and her photo swap. I got some gems here and here.

I'm happy to be knitting for fun again. Really the best kind of knitting don't you think?

And how about my sweet hedgehog bag? A treat from Amber's shop.

8 comments:

Sheila said...

Love the knitting! The colors are gorgeous.

Gudrun Johnston said...

...those look like some cheery colours to make oneself feel better...oh yes trying to outsmart the deadlines....I tried to do this too with Knitty only to discover at the last moment that the deadline had changed to two weeks earlier than anticipated....frantic hours ensued!I did get my Knitscene one done on time though...how exciting to know I'll be in the same issue as you!

Berlinswhimsy said...

I can't even tell you how happy it makes me to see your photo of the Hedgehog bag and your knitting together! It makes my heart sing...

I can only imagine that it's a fine line between knitting for a purpose and knitting for fun. I bet it's a relief at times to be knitting for fun with no real end in sight. Enjoy...

magnusmog said...

Wonderful flaming colours. I'm allergic to deadlines so you have my utmost sympathy :)

Christabel said...

That knitting looks lovely! And what a happy-making bag.

jenniferlang said...

Thank heavens for overnight shipping! And for 'on your own time' projects - you're right, they are the best kind.
Hope you're feeling better!
~Jen

Ravenhill said...

How fun for me to find your blog today! I am also from Maine and for some reason seem to really love Maine bloggers. I now live in Norway. Your knitting is so beautiful. I also love the bag. Your blog is a lovely place to visit and I am putting it on my blogroll so I can come back often as well as encourage others to do the same. When you find something wonderful it is nice to share!

Connie said...

Ha! I just sent off my knitscene project via fedex yesterday too. Still trying to finish the instructions. I'm so horrible, but I've been sick also... :(