Olympian, I am not. Yet.

While I *may* be entertaining the idea of becoming an Olympic Ice Dancer, I will not be joining the Knitting Olympics.

I whole-heartedly support your efforts and will be cheering you on from the sidelines, but the Knitting Olympics are not for meeeeeee.

Deadlines and Vibe don’t mix.

I don’t like to HAVE to do anything (who does, really?) , and I’m shit when it comes to that pesky thing they call TIME MANAGEMENT. That’s partly why I’m not a good gift knitter…it makes a want to into a HAVE to, and the HAVE to HAS to be DONE in a specific amount of time. Procrastinators never work well with these sorts of retraints.

(btw, are you aware that over 1800 knitters have signed up for this thing? INSANITY!!! AWESOME!)

As I was sitting here, thinking of my knitting future, I began to look back fondly on a time in the not-so-distant past where I was kniting for me and me alone — ANYTHING I WANTED — with no real time restricton whatsoever. No pressure. No expectation.

Just me, knitting for me, whenever or whereever, if ever.


I love how adorable my neice looks in her new purple Christmas sweater and how Gilli’s face lights up just the slightest when she sees me working on her belated Hannukah scarf, but I’ll be honest… I miss the super-selfish, deadline-free ME time.

I may be embarking on an exciting knit project that is both a HAVE to AND a WANT to, and I’m quite hyped about the idea, but it also means less me-just-for-me knit time. I think it’ll be worth it, but… but… you know?

So, since I have no real progress to show you (even though the knit-fast has been broken! WOO!), and since I’m remiKNITscing ;) , let’s take a look back at progress shots I never shared with you from my glorious days of freeeeeee kniiiit.

Ahh, Mavis…I barely knew ye…

CLAP-OH-TEE, peeps.

Clapotis is now entering her 6th straight row section (out of a total of 13), so she’s a *little* further along than shown, but Mavis, sadly, is stuck right there. One Ball In. Rogue, not pictured, is sitting in a plastic bag, stuffed at the bottom of a dark, sad backpack full of neglected knits, buried in the closet. Even though Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter? FALL! PRE-SPRING, I doubt she will have her day THIS season.


All that blathering is REALLY just to cover up the fact that I have nothing new to show :) Hope you have a fab weekend AND, if you missed it LAST week, or just got confused {{cough}}cara{{cough}}, I’m filling in again today (Friday), so you can listen to me at work, 10a-3p! (That is, if you are THAT. BORED. ;) )

ps – I know I’m a day late, but I *just* watched this week’s Project Runway and HOLYCRAP! That episode had me FREAKING OUT in suspense until the last. five. SECONDS!

pps – My calves are a stiff wad of pain today, but ballet was fun!

ppps – All the time I’ve been sitting here, I’ve been hearing this faint little noise that kiiiinda sounded like Gil on her cell phone waaaaay on the other side of the apt, locked in her room. Turns out it was this:

She was snoring. HOW CUTE IS SHE!?!?!?

9 Responses to “Olympian, I am not. Yet.”

  1. molly Says:

    I feel the same way about deadlines, so I’m not Olympic knitting either. That and I don’t know how much knitting I can actually watch with the time difference–but you’re not alone. Hope you find the time to pick up those neglected knits again soon!

  2. Sheri Says:

    My cats sometimes snore or get that creepy cat nose whistle. It really can be quite freaky.

  3. Cara Says:

    OH DUDE I AM SO THERE!!!!! Say something only I’ll know k? Like the equivalent of your finger on your nose or something. Ohmygod that’s so freaking COOL!

  4. Shaz Says:

    Chrissy’s cat snores & is a heavy-breather. I find it funny. :)

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  6. Rossana Says:

    Hee hee hee! Hayley snores! She is such a beautiful kitty.

    I’m totally with you on deadlines. I suck at knitting deadlines.

  7. Amy Says:

    I’m Olympic knitting, and I’m totally starting to regret my decision! Agh!

    And I so wish I could listen to you today, but I’m busy all day. I did, however, make my friend listen, and he likes ya :-)

  8. Stephanie Says:

    Damn. I missed it. Next time?? Please. So, ballet was fun? No knitting Olympics over here either, but I read this morning that she has 2500 participants! WTF?

  9. Silvia Says:

    You may not be ready for the Olympics yet, but work on that ice dancing…