Friday, June 23, 2006

I Need Motivation!

I need some motivation to get me moving on some knitting! For some reason the past two weeks have been very slack. I just don't seem to have the time to knit right now. I think I need to start something interesting, whether it be my Hederas, or that cabled cardigan for the Littlest Imp (though it probably will be too small now and end up at the store), just something interesting. I have yet to finished the other dreaded grey ribbed sock, and I also have a child pair of socks on the go for the store that is just stocking stitch. It's a colorful yarn, Kroy Paintbox, just blah pattern.

Be sure to check out Quickeye's post from today. It's filled with a ton of links yarn sales, reviews, patterns, etc. Totally informative post.

Today is my nephew's birthday. Hard to believe he's 18, but he can pass as older. Most people think he's about 22, which isn't necessarily good, if you know what I mean. He's got a husky build, and he must be 6'2". His dad is my brother, and he's an inch shorter than me! (I'm 5'8".) His mother is probably about 5'6". I guess some of her uncles, grandfather, great uncles, were tall men. My other nephew will be 15 on Tuesday. His mother is hubby's sister.

To continue with yesterday's depressing post, a good friend of my husband's family died today. He was 53 and finally lost his battle with cancer. He's been extremely sick for the past few weeks. Hubby got to see him last trip he was home. For the past few days only family was able to enter the hospital room to see him, so we knew it was soon to happen. The funeral is Monday, so Travis isn't going on the road again til Tuesday. He was an honorary fireman, so Travis will march with the rest of the fire department. He was really good friends with my father-in-law. June is a bad month. Hubby's grandfather died June 4, 2001 (that was the first close family member he lost - all other grandparents are still alive, even a great-grandmother!), my father-in-law died June 7, 2003, at age of 52. (Heart attack - killed him instantly.) Travis had his accident June 22, 2005, and now his dad's buddy died June 23, 2006.

Must go push myself to knit something! Will take a sock with me to work tomorrow. Saturdays are oh-so quiet!

Happy knitting!


Blogger aija said...

Thanks for the link :)

I know what you mean about slumps... I think its infinitely harder when you're not motivated at all by the yarn and/or pattern.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Larjmarj said...

I'll push you if you push me! I think my problem is that I always put too much on my knitting plate and then I'm overwhelmed.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I will try to think of something to get you out of your slump. Maybe we can do the lunch thing and visit the shop in M B soon.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. It is very sad. I hope that you will get your knitting motivation back soon and those projects will fly off the needles.

9:20 AM  
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