knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, October 24, 2010


So... this blogging thing. Weird, isn't it?

I think of it as a little like money. You either have plenty because you work but no time to spend any, or time to spend money because you don't work and therefor don't have any. With this blog... I have a busy life, so lots to write about. But no time to write about it! Added to that is the issue of confidentiality with my job, and I end up with lots I want to say, very little I can say, and no time to say it.

I used to compose posts in my head and champ at the bit to get home to write them down. These days these thoughts come to me in facebook updates. The time I want to give to composing just isn't there. All my thoughts are posted as they occur, and I don't want to repeat myself here.

And I am at the point in my life where the world is shrinking. The connection I have with my husband is wonderful. Whatever happens, we have fun and I don't have to be anything except myself (it was just our first anniversary by the way!). The downside of this is that I am kind of getting rusty with the ol' small talk. Don't get me wrong, I have yet to meet a parent teacher night the butt of which I cannot kick. But when it comes to the social thing... I struggle with the transition between acquaintance and friend. Honestly, I think I am most charming and interesting when I don't know people at all.

So this shrinking thing? It was my yr 10 ten year reunion yesterday. I've been battling with the migraines again and was really not well enough to go. And this morning I'm looking at the requisite pics on facebook and thinking "I have no idea what I would have said to any of these people". I can count my friends on my fingers. And of those friends, the ones I manage to keep in contact with I can count on my thumbs. And I feel like I should feel worse about this.

Anyway, the tangential nature of this post reflects a) the fact that I no longer edit the poop out of my posts, b) the tail end of my latest migraine and c) a possible crisis of identity.

But there are socks!Apparently my limited brain power of late has made me susceptible to the deep and calming persuasion of the sock. I've just looked back over my rav projects, and I've finished 7 pairs since the end of August, and have two pairs on the go. More details here: rav link.

I also made another cropped cardigan: Bright Star from Twist Collective in Cleckheaton Country 8ply.
I love the idea of a cropped cardi, but am having trouble finding a colour I can wear that works for this type of garment. All the cute ones I see are bright red or yellow, and I look pretty unwell in both of those. Navy works well for me, but is kind of hard to accessorise. There are only so many white tops I have...

Anyway, a nice wingey, confusing post. Hope to get in another one soonish. Still have no solution to the issue of confidentiality vs. needing to get the hilarity off my chest... I'm open to suggestions, if there's anyone still out there ;)

Peace out
Ms Spider xox

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  • At October 26, 2010 11:44 pm, Blogger Daisy said…

    Yes, and I've been pondering much the same things! I used to blog loads when there wasn't much going on in my life! Now I have loads of photos I want to post and book reviews I haven't written and knitting I haven't talked about and I haven't blogged for AGES! No idea about the confidential stuff, I have a similar problem there too!

  • At October 27, 2010 5:55 pm, Blogger Leonie said…

    Well despite the confidential nature of your work there seems to be content in the knitting! I'm assuming that there are mates for all of those socks or have they all fallen prey to the curse of second sock syndrome?

    and yes there are at least two of us out here :-)

  • At November 05, 2010 8:45 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    Hello Ms Spider, I've been reading your blog for a while now and thought it was time to say hello. I enjoy your blog so please continue (and I aspire to your knitting)! I completely understand the world shrinking and it not being a bad thing. I've been blissfully married for almost 3 years and now we have a gorgeous (energetic) puppy and a big garden and are maybe a bit too insular. I love it though, and aside from some terrible stress at work recently, this is one of the happiest times of my life. Oh, and for what it's worth - I think school reunions are best left in the movies!


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