Monday, June 10, 2013

Slog

There are a few reasons why I haven't written a blog post in a good long while.  First (and I know this is going to come as a complete shock to those of you who still frequent this space (*Cough* Dad *Cough*): I'm not exactly the bestest blogger in the whole wide world.  Second, well, I've been kept busy by other projects.

Like the garden...


I guess one could say I've dabbled in vegetable gardening since the kids were born, but this is my third year of "serious" gardening. The garlic is up, carrots are sprouting away, and the tomatoes (that I started from seed!!!!) seem to be managing fairly well despite the cool Spring we've been having up here.  I even spotted a few baby tomatoes out there this morning!


As I mentioned last time, I've also gotten pretty obsessed with cross stitching over the past few weeks.  Cross stitch is a bit of a vixen though.  It beguiles you with it's seemingly manageable size and all-round cuteness, so that you don't immediately realize what a MASSIVE time-suck it can be.  Stitching all those little x's takes TIME, my friends!

But if you really want to know what's been keeping me from posting to this knitting blog, I'll tell you: it's that I am absolutely bored to tears by the project I've been working on since, oh, forever.  Friends, I give you the coma-inducing red blob of despair:


Also known as a Citron Grand, which I'm knitting out of 1300 yards of laceweight.  It's going to make a great Christmas gift, and goodness knows I knew what I was getting myself into when I pulled those 3 balls of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace out of the stash, but MAN.  I've been relying heavily on my runner training, trying to suck it up and keep slogging along, telling myself that each row is one row closer to the finish line, and you know what? 

Not unlike 'round about the 15th kilometer in a half-marathon, my pep talks are starting to feel like total and complete bullsh*t.  I'm never going to be done.  This mind-numbing, soul-crushing torture is just going to go on (and on)  (and ON) forever. 


Happy pointless knitting that won't make the slightest dent in your WIP everyone! *Sigh*

9 comments:

Caroline said...

I hear you on being bored with your wips! I'm trying to finish two pairs of socks that I started YEARS ago! And I have this sweater I want to make for Julien and I really need to start it soon before he gets too big for the size I have in mind (I don't have enough yarn for the bigger size). But I want to knit mittens, for some reason!

Alrischa said...

I think it needs a holiday, while you make a quick Something Fun ;)

Dawn said...

I too haven't blogged in forever and a day! Well a couple of rows a day and you will eventually finish. At least you have that lovely cross stitch to look forward to!

Mrhide said...

it's going to be a nice finish red blob!! you can do it you can do it!

Ophelie said...

I've been bitten by the needlework bug too! It's time consuming, but so satisfying to see those pictures come together.

Christopher Landry said...

Honey, are you getting a cold? I mean that cough seems quite bad. I'll check back everyday to see how it's coming along. Take 2 aspirins ...

Maryse said...

It will be such a nice gift! Your garden must be beautiful these days!

SapphireBlue said...

With those little ones I'm surprised you have time to do anything.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Are we there yet? Are you done yet???? :)