Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cupcakes and Updates

In the interest of actually putting a post up here, I'm going to forego looking up the right number. It's a busy time of year, with some bittersweet moments. My younger son turned 5 and "graduated" preschool. I've always felt a bit scornful of the whole notion of graduating from preschool, until I went through it with my oldest. We're blessed to be able to have me at home with the kids, and to have flexibility in our preschool choice, in that we don't need the childcare. So we've chosen small cooperative nursery schools, where we've been very involved. Moving from that to public school, even a small and very warm'n'fuzzy elementary school like we have, is a big change. My younger son is a very sweet and sensitive kid, and he does not like transitions, so I've got a few worries about how this all will go.

I can't believe I'm going to have a 1st grader as well!! I continue to be so glad that he's one of the oldest kids in the class, I think it's so good for him. I'm looking forward to the summer break. I've also been reading some interesting books on homework, and may be taking on the school system. We'll see. :-)

In knitting news, on Plurk, I mentioned I had a cupcake, and a friend wanted one, so I made her one. :-)

In bigger news, I finished and blocked my sister's Swallowtail!

I've got better pictures on the computer, and if I ever have a moment, I'll post them. I am so thrilled of how it came out! It's big, and so pretty and cozy, and she loves it!

My problem is that I am bored with everything I have on needles but I really need to finish more things before I start anything new. I'll need more socks in the fall. You know, as I write this, it's making me think: why do I feel this way? I had *such* fun knitting the cupcake, and it gave me such a spark, you know? It's not like I knit for a living, and if I'm feeling guilty over a hobby, that's ridiculous. This is about joy, not drudgery.

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Dorothy said...

The swallowtail is beautiful! I've felt kind of the same way about my projects. One exciting project, everything else is haging out unfinished for a reason.


It's just so hard to cast on with so many unfinished things in my way.

Beth said...

Ditto on how beautiful the Swallowtail is!

I know what you mean about being bored with everything you have on needles. Getting that stupid shawl of mine done was a huge load off but I still have four scarves on needles myself. And I'm only vaguely interested in two of them. So I'm giving myself a break and doing a simple headband with some beautiful leftover yarn. Maybe I'll even do some socks with the gorgeous sock yarn I've had in my stash for two years. So what if I still have scarves on needles?

Here's a question, why should you finish something you already have on needles before starting a new project? Are the knitting police going to come after you? It is a hobby after all. You clearly don't have trouble completing big projects if you can finish a shawl. Knit something else you love than inspires you!