Jul 21, 2006
Like a river, thoughts flow through me every day. I try to keep these posts as knitting related as possible, though my non-knitting life seeps in from time to time. And with good reason, as knitting is entangled in my every day life. It is a part of my problems and solutions, my complaints, my aches, my joys.
However, this wasn't always the case. Having just learned to knit this past December, I didn't have knitting to fall back on, to just drown myself in whenever I wasn't feeling quite right. Before knitting...there was reading. If you ask anyone who knew me in school, books were my life. I carried one with me at all times. My purses were always big enough to stow at least one. As it turns out, I haven't quite relinquished this crutch. Even now, when I'm feeling hinky for no particular reason, I read.
That's what I've been doing since yesterday. There has been some knitting, but it is done mostly out a feel of obligation and not joy. I hate that. So for a little while I think I'll just read, and not knit. Until I can feel like I'm knitting for the enjoyment of it instead of keeping myself busy or to finish things I started.
Aside from that, I want to share a bit about the Pay it Forward idea Mama E put forth. It really excited me. I love to share. My problem is...I can't think of someone to gift anything to. I read very few blogs and am in touch with even fewer bloggers. There are several things I have in mind for giving, nice things too. Not just leftovers. Hm...I suppose I'll have to get out there more and interact. It might be nice for me.