Thursday, July 19, 2007

Procrasti-ravelry-ing


My MIL is coming to visit tomorrow. I should be cleaning. But my procrastination goes something like this:

Hum dee dum dee dum...I'll just check my email real quick. Oh look, I left Ravelry up. Just for fun, let me type in "sweaters" and see what everyone is making... OH *bleep*! Add that to the queue, add that to my Amazon shopping cart....I wonder if I already have yarn to make the Central Park Hoodie? Let's visit my favorite yarn store (aka My Stash) oh look, I have 7 skeins of Cascade 220, that's enough for a CPH...

An HOUR goes by. I have been warned that Ravelry is a time suck. It is a yarnaholic's paradise, but for all the time I spend deepening my love for patterns and yarns and project ideas....I could be knitting!

I mean, I could be cleaning!

Hmmm.

I could be knitting!

What's the point of having a queue if you don't get to the knitting? The "What if....Someday...." game only works for so long. What I love about knitting is the actually sliding of the needles through really pretty yarn. My Ravelry is getting ahead of my knitting. I feel a panic coming on. I'm so cool, I'm on Ravelry...smoke and mirrors! Hot jeans but no ass! Fancy bra but no boobs!

Next up, a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck. I will not have a lame Flickr mosaic thingy in January to recap the 2 scarves and a baby blanket I made in 2007. I will push on to be the cool, hip, super knitter that I dream to be. *sniff* I believe in actual knitting, and lots of it.

You know, I can keep going. Anything to keep from vacuuming cat hair.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

Yes... keep pushing on to be the hip, cool knitter you (and I both) aspire to be. Perhaps I can live vicariously through you. Although I am making progress on the most simple socks known to man.

: )

9:03 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Yeah, I'm a little scared to join in on the Ravelry wagon....my husband may never see me again! LOL!
I seriously need it to get organized though.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

Ravelry has sucked my brain out and replaced it with Twinkie cream.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Necia said...

Annie, I feel your pain woman. I'm having a love/hate relationship with that Pandora's box that is Ravelery. Before it's existence, I couldn't remember the last time I completed something other than a sock, and NOW, lets just forget it! Together, you and I will get our acts together and have a hip sweater for Rhinebeck.

Necia

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Replace cleaning with packing, and you've just summed up my life in a nutshell. Oh Ravelry!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Harlem Purl said...

Whats that Hila says???? Housework only comes before knitting in the dictionary...well something like that, I'm a horrible joke teller. I always kill the punchline but you get my drift.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Mz Kwooz said...

Any chance you can get your MIL to claen your house? I mean, c'mon--ya made her a grandmother, right? I'm not on Ravelry, so I'm still knitting--you know how I'm late to join these things...I mean, I haven't even had a blogiversary yet!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous aquaknits said...

That Ravelry addiction comes on quickly doesn't it? Between favorites and queues, if I get even a fourth of knitted projects done, that's pretty good isn't it?

Really excited about your CPH prospects! I'm resisting the urge to knit another one...

6:23 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

what color will your CPH be? perfect for Rhinebeck!

I discovered I can do a Babette Blanket sq. or knit simple garter or stockinet and Rav!!

8:41 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

That place it a bit of a timesuck itsn't it?

10:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm avoiding Ravelry. I want to still knit.

8:28 AM  
Blogger mames said...

i'm in but i have yet to really get 'in', i am afraid i will while away my time there rather than read others' blogs. so glad to find green gable KAL via your profile...just cast on. something adult...wow! BTW: more baby pictures. please. she is so cute!

6:17 PM  
Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Thank goodness I haven't had time to check out ravelry. It sounds like I might never come out, and I have other obsessions, like reading Harry Potter, to deal with!

4:17 PM  

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