Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I want to wallow in Lion and Lamb.

Yes, it's expensive, but OMG, it's so worth it. And Clapotis is a fun project - highly recommended. I'd put it off for so long, looking for "the right yarn" (but cheaper than L&L) and I'm glad I finally bit the bullet.

I'll be Clapotis-ing for the rest of the week. And I plan to limit my computer time during Lent - can't give it up altogether, obviously. Everything from banking to reading the news to keeping in touch with family and friends involves using the Internet. But I have a bad habit of spending too much of my evening online, and I'm giving up evening computer time for Lent. Computer time and blogging will take place with morning coffee. This should increase my knitting productivity AND take care of some other nagging bad habits with which I am cursed - like not getting household chores done during the week, or getting enough exercise. And finishing knitting projects. I've always thought that Lent should be used for re-evaluation and building better habits, and God knows (hah!) this is a habit that really needs to be broken. My vast blog readership (Hah again! Yes, I'm bitter because some people actually earn a living this way!) will probably not notice any difference, but I will, and I hope it will have a lasting effect on my habits.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, too, need to limit my computer time. Since I'm retired, I spend too much time on the Internet during the day so I think I shall limit that. By the time Lent is over, I will hopefully have a new, more realistic habit regarding the amount of time I spend with the computer.

Anonymous said...

Catherine, you're so right about Clapotis. It is just so much fun. I wish I had splurged for Lion & Lamb. The yarn I went with... Elisabeth something? ... is snagging all over the place. Still, a fun project.

Patti
http://redvelvetcake.typepad.com

Geogrrl said...

Read this latest post from the Panopticon. The guy that writes it was the one who designed the "medal" for the Knitting Olympics.

My jaw dropped at the e-mails he got from some of the crazies and his responses will have me giggle-snorting the rest of the day.

http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/2006/03/medal-mailbag.html

KatyaR said...

Good luck with the computer thing--I'm struggling with it, also. Since I started a new job in January, I don't have the time during the day to keep up with what's going on in the world, so I'm getting up at 530 am to read the news before getting ready for work. Then of course I have to catch up when I come home, and here it is 9 pm and I haven't touched the pile of crap I brought home from work. Trying to catch up on the weekends is impossible, so I'm trying to cut back on what I read, but it's really hard. I feel really out of touch with the world.

Can't wait to see pictures of your knitting!

ChelleC said...

Ah, come on, we really WILL miss your frequent posts. I understand the computer can sort of take over all your free time, but please do check in when you can. Chelle

dragon knitter said...

well, good luck to ya! with what i've got going on, i'm going to be spending MORE time, so maybe i'm using your allotment as well, lol. what color did you buy the lion & lamb in? my secret pal sent me a luscious skein ina pinky-purple, and i'm trying to resist balling it up and casting on, lol (i gotta work on the sockpal000za sock & start the dulaan & a4a sweaters)