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Old 11-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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Life gets in the way of knitting
Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of your knitting? I have been trying let me empahsize TRYING to finish my sister skirt for Christmas but I have been working SOOOO much that I have barely any time to work on it. And then I miscalculated the yarn requirements because I forgot that I went a size up and ran out of yarn

Thank goodness I was able to find another skien in the MATCHING dyelot on ravelry but I am never going to finish my Christmas list at this rate. I'm normally a fast knitter but I need more than 15 minutes a night to knit.

And to top it off I missed 3 weekends a row with my knitting group because of work. Those women seriously keep me sane. I love those group of women. I never have had much luck making women friends and now I finally have. So I guess the positive is it makes me appreciate them more when I miss them.

My family really loves my knitted gifts and requested things in JULY!! They really just asked ONLY KNITTED GIFTS FOR Christmas. Are they the best or what? Now I want to deliver but I guess it will have to be after.

Thanks for letting me rant.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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I seriously know what you mean! I really couldn't knit for months because of obligations of all sorts. Now I'm back to knitting for Christmas, but only small things or I'll never get them done. I still think I'll have to get most of them out after Christmas
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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I hear ya, sister!....it's also good to have a knitting forum online, where we can rant and be understood for our knitting passions.

I got up at 5AM today just to spend an hour fixing up 4 rows of a scarf I was too tired to look at last night.

Can you find those in-between minutes here and there, waiting in lines?
Leave the complex projects, like that skirt, for quiet times, and take easy things along with you?.....scarves etc...
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:44 AM   #4
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I totally get that...

Although I have to say, my past employer was very awesome and let me knit at my window (I was a box office clerk for Live theatre)...My request to her was, it is no different than having a magazine out....and in the end, she benefited from it too....

I used to have home, DH's house and work, and sometimes the streetcar, but now I only have my new home....so even though I do not yet have a job....I still find myself with less time to knit...go figure!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:25 PM   #5
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You have my sympathies!!!!!

But, do you need to re-evaluate your priorities? Are you taking on too much in other areas of your life, leaving no time for yourself/relaxation/knitting?

Maybe there is something else you need to say "no" to right now, so that you can buy yourself some time?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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I have finally learned after year off saying "yes" to everyone & everything that left me no time for myself to say "no". I was a stay at home mom up until January when I went back to work cause my kids are now in high school & don't need me as much anymore. I did lose my crafting time during the day but now have one night a week set aside to join some girlfriends at a local coffee shop to knit. Yea for me!I look forward to those nights & my family knows what night it is & they are on their own for dinner or have to rely on dad for what every they need. And no I don't feel one bit guilty about it! Girl talk & knitting, just what ever girl needs each week.
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I also hate when work interferes with my personal life!
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LOL!
Love this site...
I agree that knitting is comforting and relaxing. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a WIP to pick up when I sit down. It's also saved me from many a boring 'sports' night on t.v.
I'd die of boredom and eat myself to death if my hands didn't have some lovely soft yarn to work thru.
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