Oh, my fickle knitters heart, forgive me, for I have cheated on my knitting. Let me ‘esplain. No. Let me sum up.
I’m a multi-faceted fiber junkie. I’ve always knit or crocheted, adding to that, needlepoint (not so much anymore) cross stitch, spinning, and quilting. I really haven’t done any quilting in about a year – my “craft” room is overflowing and mostly looks like a J*ann’s vomitted in my house. Right now, there isn’t a single square foot of floor space to really even navigate around the room. I miss quilting – and I could strike a balance with that and knitting because afterall, I can’t put my sewing machine in my lap and settle down on the couch for an episode of Grey’s, right? Right! But I work with a very Quilty gal, and she’s just inspired me to get back into it – clean up that mess of a room and get quilting again. So I laid down the knitting needles the past two nights to get going on a hand appliqued wall quilt – I love applique. She saw this quilt in her magazine, knew it was all me, brought it in, got me hooked and now the rest is history – she even gave me the magazine. Well, what choice did I have – I couldn’t let that much faith in me down. So, I’ve cheated on my knitting. And all this wanting to do everything I want to do, in a space I can keep uncluttered, had me on a campaign for more space in our house. So, after negotiations, I get to take up residence in our “florida” room. a.k.a. the den that no one but the video-gaming sons use – what a waste of space – sorry son’s. Now, I have to keep the futon in there and the birds (two cages) but it leaves me with about 17 x15 feet of room, room, room!!! And I can move my metal bench in there, along with the sewing table, yarn stash and various, sundry other crafts that are in my life – and put my spinning wheel in a corner by the window, ready to go at a moments whim!!! OMG!!! The move will have to take place gradually – since there has to be massive cleaning and foodshopping in order to prepare for tomorrows Super de Bowl. And I haven’t a thing done on that front – therefore, no photo’s today. But really, how exciting is a new craft room!!!
And I’m trying to write better. With more “voice”. I help out every afternoon in our fifth grade LA class, and I’m learning a heapload (adj.) of interesting information to help jazz up my own writing. I’m not sure I can do the clearing of the clutter in my writing – it doesn’t work for my house, so how can it work for my written word? But, I’m longing to make this blog a better read for my loyal audience. I want you to be able to really picture in your heads what I write. So now, I’m off to gnash my teeth while working my fingers to the bare bones, sweaty and weary about the task that lays before me – cleaning the friggin house!
Kids, don’t worry, you’ll have a way to play your video games – just bug Dad for that!