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Only Knitting

I’ve got a problem.  (Surprise!  I feel like I begin a lot of posts this way.  Maybe I have a lot of knitting-related problems?  Or maybe I think that you guys are particularly good at fixing my problems.  One or the other.)

This problem is kind of a first world problem, a problem of “too much.”  I’ve taken on too much knitting work. It’s great- because I’m really making knitting my “big girl” job, which is amazing and exciting.  I never even considered “professional knitter” when I did those “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” assignments when I was a kid.  I always thought it would just be a hobby.  So, it’s fantastic that I’m actually getting paid knitting design work.

However, I may have bit off more than I can chew this month.  I (accidentally?) agreed to three contracts this month.  I should be able to manage everything, after all I’ve got until the end of the month, which is a long way away.  But in the meantime, I’m going to be knitting like the wind!

It feels a little like the month before Christmas- working as fast as I can, in every available minute.

Cross your fingers and send good knitting vibes!

Do you ever take on too much knitting?  What do you do to help yourself go faster?

Excuses, Excuses…

It drives me nuts when people make excuses to me about things that they have committed to.  If you say you’re going to do something, do it, or don’t, but don’t give me a sob story about how your dog is sick, you and your landlord are having a feud, and aliens abducted you.  I don’t want to hear it (unless it’s about aliens… that one sounds interesting).

That said, I’m now going to look like the biggest hypocrite in the world.  Sorry.

My job just jumped from being a part-time, afternoons-only gig to a full-time job.  Which is great!  I love my job (teaching sewing and other arts and crafts to kids).  But, it’s seriously cutting into my knitting time.  And, my freelance pattern-writing is picking up, too.  (I can’t give you any details, but I can say that I have some pretty cool things coming up.)

I have worked up a bit of a buffer, so I should be OK.  But, if ever a Monday, Wednesday or Friday goes by without a post, I just wanted you to know that I haven’t died.  I might be laying on my floor, exhausted after running around after 7-year-olds all day, but I haven’t abandoned you.

Keep on knitting, and send me happy knitting mojo.  I’ll need it.