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DavidSydney63
07-16-2013, 09:27 AM
Ok, bare with me now.

When I'm not knitting I get fidgety and WANT that yarn in my fingers and those damned needles too.

When I'm knitting I can, at times, get frustrated at how long my projects take to finish (then I realise I'm knitting jumpers, vests, hooddies for goodness' sake and not egg cosy covers).

When I'm knitting a project I find it difficult to focus on the project at hand and get excited about my next one (even though I'm not sure what it might be).

Does this sound familiar or am I just a silly knit-wit??

GrumpyGramma
07-16-2013, 09:46 AM
You sound like a knitting junkie to me. :noway: Too familiar. :mrgreen: We must have our needles and yarn but resent the compulsion. I like having something smaller to work on when I get sick and tired of my larger project. I can get my knitting fix and get a break. This forum could be subtitled Codependent Knitters Unanimous. :teehee:

Ingrid
07-16-2013, 09:53 AM
I call it knitters' ADD (attention deficit disorder). Always looking at the next project, the next yarn, etc. I guess this is the reason for all my unfinished projects. :shrug:

We've often joked that if knitter's went to KA meetings, we'd all bring our knitting, and 'share' our latest yarns and projects--not conducive to recovery!

Jan in CA
07-16-2013, 11:07 AM
It's normal! :thumbsup:

jinxnit55
07-17-2013, 12:15 AM
Sounds like me. The other day we were getting out of the car to go eat Chinese food, and my kids said, "DON'T bring your knitting in!"

No sooner do I get one skein of yarn, then I am looking at 3 others. My husband says I have enough yarn to knit everyone in the neighborhood (including several horses) a sweater.

DavidSydney63
07-17-2013, 02:18 AM
Knitting a horse a sweater - now THERE's an idea!

Farq - it would take a truckload of yarn. Unless, of course, said horsey were a Shitland Pony.

Dclutterchique
07-17-2013, 04:33 AM
Knitting a horse a sweater - now THERE's an idea!

Farq - it would take a truckload of yarn. Unless, of course, said horsey were a Shitland Pony.

Ask, and it shall be granted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfybEEWnYSI).

Woodi
07-17-2013, 06:00 AM
omg, that is toooooo cute! and those aren't just ordinary sweaters....beautiful!

Oh David, you are such a treat to share your addiction info with us.

salmonmac
07-17-2013, 06:09 AM
Wow, those are some sweaters!

DavidSydney63
07-17-2013, 07:03 AM
hilarious!!!

Ingrid
07-17-2013, 07:25 AM
Do you not like Shetland ponies? I'm thinking of the derogatory spelling.:rofl:

DavidSydney63
07-17-2013, 07:53 AM
nah. cranky little critters

GrumpyGramma
07-17-2013, 09:39 AM
Ask, and it shall be granted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfybEEWnYSI).


“The world is so full of a number of things, I ’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

I'd love to be able to knit something so lovely, I'm not sure I'd want a pony wearing it. Thanks for the video. It goes great with morning coffee. :)

GrumpyGramma
07-17-2013, 09:42 AM
Do you not like Shetland ponies? I'm thinking of the derogatory spelling.:rofl:

Considering how the thread started out
Ok, bare with me now.

it's just as well someone got dressed. :teehee:

Dclutterchique
07-17-2013, 05:59 PM
Here's a summary round-up reply:

You sound like a knitting junkie to me.

There's a Venn Diagram on the net that basically says if you find yourself in a roomful of people who wear long sleeved sweaters in summer and share needles with each other you're either in the local crack house or the local knitting club!

omg, that is toooooo cute! and those aren't just ordinary sweaters....beautiful!

I'd love to be able to knit something so lovely, I'm not sure I'd want a pony wearing it. Thanks for the video. It goes great with morning coffee. :)

The sweaters (well cardigans, as they button up down the front) were commisioned by VisitScotland to highlight the two best known exports from the Shetlands ie ponies and knitwear. So they were only worn for the shooting of the campaign and apart from a little dust round the 'cuffs' came out of it ok.

Considering how the thread started out

Quote:
Ok, bare with me now.

it's just as well someone got dressed. :teehee:

I glad you picked up on that, but I've just spent the last two and a half months working with a woman who gets irritated when anyone writes 'bare with' instead of 'bear with'. It doesn't help that one of the other companies in the same building has that spelling mistake on the side of its delivery van.:teehee:

GrumpyGramma
07-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Here's a summary round-up reply:



There's a Venn Diagram on the net that basically says if you find yourself in a roomful of people who wear long sleeved sweaters in summer and share needles with each other you're either in the local crack house or the local knitting club!





The sweaters (well cardigans, as they button up down the front) were commisioned by VisitScotland to highlight the two best known exports from the Shetlands ie ponies and knitwear. So they were only worn for the shooting of the campaign and apart from a little dust round the 'cuffs' came out of it ok.



I glad you picked up on that, but I've just spent the last two and a half months working with a woman who gets irritated when anyone writes 'bare with' instead of 'bear with'. It doesn't help that one of the other companies in the same building has that spelling mistake on the side of its delivery van.:teehee:

:roflhard: @ crackhouse or knitting club comment.

I noticed the the misspelling of bear when I first read the original post, I do pick up on things like that but I tend to see my own mistakes after someone points them out or much later when I read it again. I wasn't being knit picky about spelling, I was enjoying playing with words when I commented. I didn't think I was being offensive but if so, now people will know I didn't mean to be. If I offended anyone, and I'm thinking mostly of David, I'm sorry. And, Julie, I'm not feeling like you're picking on me either! :mrgreen:

jinxnit55
07-17-2013, 11:24 PM
nah. cranky little critters
Same here-Shetland ponies are mean little buggers. Very diabolical-evilness wrapped in a cute package!

DavidSydney63
07-18-2013, 01:47 AM
LOL - yep - they're like toddlers - will bite you viciously without warning then whiney in delight ...

CeCeKnittingN00b
07-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Ponies~! :heart: Hmm, I think that's normal. I do something slightly different, though. Even before I pick up my needles, I sketch out a design for a garment. After that sketch, another idea pops up and another. Lol, then I become overly excited about each garment that I don't know which to start on.

I've got three garment ideas and I'm having issues deciding on which to knit first. The first one is a panda hoodie with ears and a pouch, the second one is a hooded cloak for a steampunk convention in September, and the last one is a nerdy Pokemon inspired sweater dress.

I guess I could always start on that sweater dress since I have eight skeins of purple yarn.

Dclutterchique
07-20-2013, 06:54 AM
I've got three garment ideas and I'm having issues deciding on which to knit first. The first one is a panda hoodie with ears and a pouch, the second one is a hooded cloak for a steampunk convention in September, and the last one is a nerdy Pokemon inspired sweater dress.

I guess I could always start on that sweater dress since I have eight skeins of purple yarn.

The practical part of me says start on the hooded clock first as you have a deadline date for when the steampunk convention takes place.

CeCeKnittingN00b
07-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Thank you, Clutter! I'll get started on that today :)

shadowfox118
07-20-2013, 03:14 PM
deadline projects always come first in my book, because you can get carried away with other projects and not finish the deadline project in time

DavidSydney63
07-20-2013, 06:28 PM
Hi, please do not correct spelling or grammar. This is NOT a website devoted to grammar or syntax. It's a nice place devoted to all things yarn. For what it's worth I do have a fairly decent grasp of English and find people's need to poin out mistakes, amusing, irtitating and exasperating.

GrumpyGramma
07-20-2013, 07:33 PM
David, I'm sorry. It was your obviously excellent grasp of the English language (much better than mine) that made the typo amusing. I didn't mean to irritate or exasperate you. Please accept my apology.

DavidSydney63
07-20-2013, 07:43 PM
I recommed everyone read the Forum Guidelines, there are many ways we can make our stay here a friendly experience.

Grumpy, your apology was not needed!

Dclutterchique
07-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Hi, please do not correct spelling or grammar. This is NOT a website devoted to grammar or syntax. It's a nice place devoted to all things yarn. For what it's worth I do have a fairly decent grasp of English and find people's need to poin out mistakes, amusing, irtitating and exasperating.

David, I appologise for any confusion or upset my earlier post caused.

Just to clarify a few things (and I do mean clarify, not make excuses for).

When I thanked GG for 'picking up' on your error, I meant 'noticed' rather than 'pointed out'. Maybe I should have worded my post better.

When I see a spelling or grammer error in a post I ask myself 3 questions:

1) Does it cause confusion?

2) Does it accidentally cause offence? (Deliberate offence is, by definition, not accidental)

3) Has the poster asked for any errors to be pointed out to them? (eg they may have posted a draft letter of complaint and ask other forumites for advise before sending off the final letter)

If the answer is No to all questions I let it pass and move on.

If the answer to any question is Yes, I try to let the poster know in a polite way. So for question 1) I may ask 'did you mean A or B?' to make it my confusion not theirs. For question 2) I'll point out the error (by sending a PM if necessary), but make it clear I don't take offence from them making an error. For question 3) I point out the error, and stick to the facts, avoiding throwing any accusations at the poster. If I can't do this for any of the questions I will let it pass.

Once again, I'm sorry for any confusion or upset I caused.

Dclutterchique
07-21-2013, 08:54 AM
David, I'm sorry. It was your obviously excellent grasp of the English language (much better than mine) that made the typo amusing. I didn't mean to irritate or exasperate you. Please accept my apology.

I agree, I found David's typo amusing.

I also though your reply to it was amusing, and not insulting in any way.