Free time seems to be in short supply around here. I’m definitely not complaining . . this is the lifestyle I’ve wanted for so long and I wouldn’t change it for anything . . but I would add a few more hours to my day if possible. That’s not possible!
During the fall and winter, when the days are shorter, we’re in the house much earlier in the evenings. I have lots of knitting time during the winter.
We still haven’t figured out a good summer schedule. Do we eat dinner about 5:30 p.m. and then go out and work in the yard/garden til dark? Do we work in the yard/garden til dark and then come in and eat dinner? We’ve tried both and eating earlier works better but that means I have to stop sewing by 3 to come in and get dinner done. Then we eat and go outside and work so that when we come in after 8, I still need to clean the kitchen, shower and by then, I’m too tired to do much of anything.
So . . when is there time to knit? There just isn’t! Camp Loopy started on May 27 or May 28 . . doesn’t matter because I managed to find a few minutes to cast on . . maybe on June 1 or June 2 but haven’t had another minute to knit.
Remember the socks I was making for the mechanic’s wife? They were part of Madtosh May? They were supposed to be finished by the end of May? I was also going to knit two shawls . . during May. Yep, that didn’t happen either. I got the little sack knitted for the baby and that’s it.
For the socks, about half of one sock is knitted.
Here’s my plan – Since doing the Design Wall Monday posts really motivates me to get something on the design wall to share, I’m going to start doing “On the Needles Friday”. Knitters . . get your yarn and needles out and get started. Take a picture or do a blog post and on Fridays, we’ll have a link box for whatever knitting projects we’re working on. Maybe this will motivate me to find a little more time for knitting. Anyone want to join me on Fridays in sharing what you’re knitting? Include anything yarn related that you’re working on . . crochet, spinning, weaving.