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No, I don't feel guilty. Knitting time is knitting time, and that's that!

By Blogger Jane, at 6:48 AM  

No, no more than I feel guilty knitting on summer days when it's deadly, horrible, eye-fryingly hot out.

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 8:19 AM  

Guilt? Do we Virgos feel guilt?
Just kidding, dear Bess.
My knitting time is so valuable to me & brings such pleasure that I keep guilt at bay.
We had about 4.5 inches of snow & lots of ice. Better here than in parts of NY w/ ALL THAT SNOW - the mind reels over that quantity of the cold, white stuff.
Have a fab time w/J & her beautiful babygirl. Look forward to hearing about it.
Stay warm.

By Blogger Martha, at 8:34 AM  

It must be that old Catholic guilt, Bess, because I feel it, too. In fact, I really have a hard time sitting and knitting in daylight, unless it's an official "holiday" or "weekend". During the week, even when I'm not working, I just can't seem to sit on the couch and knit until after the sun has gone down and there's primetime on the tube, because I'd feel like such a slacker. Not that I'm not a slacker. I just don't like feeling like one!

I, too, am also resentful of all our northern neighbors stealing our snow. Doggone it!

By Blogger Mary, at 1:33 PM  

I don't feel guilty about knitting even when its sunny out. I just move the project to the nearest spot by a window on the sunny side of the house if its very cold outside.

On the days we had early winter when it was in the 40s I actually took DS outside to play and sat in the yard knitting while he ran in circles, stopping periodically to chase him ;)

Snow wise, all we have here is an icy crust, nothing that would interest a toddler to play in and far too cold lately with windchills. Alas, his x-mas sled may not make it out till next year at this rate!

By Blogger Martheme, at 10:56 AM  

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Friday, February 16, 2007  

It’s cold down here. Effing cold. Bone chilling, finger numbing cold. But it’s dry, too. No hundred inches of snow for us. No snow at all, sadly. Just hard bright cold. Folk around here are so blue about not having any snow, they’re closing schools just because it might snow or because the light rain that fell crystallized on the trees for an hour or so. Sigh. I hope my northern friends are enjoying all the snow that was supposed to be ours. I hope they are taking full advantage of it. I hope they are snug and cozy and tucked into soft chairs with beautiful yarn on slick needles. Or slick yarn on rosewood needles. Or rosy yarn on flexible needles. but yarn, glorious yarn on some sort of hook or needle.

So. Here is a question for you fiber folk out there. Do you feel guilty if it is a sunny day and you stay indoors and knit all day. Even if it is eff, gee and aiching cold outside?

I am still binding off TheKipFee. I took Valentines Day off to play with BD. We had a favorite dinner and chocolate ice cream and watched Father Goose with Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. He’d never seen it and I loved it as much the second time around as I did when I saw it at the movie theater with Mama. And crawled into bed early. I’ve been horribly short staffed at work - one person is away and another is sick - so that leaves only 2 of us to keep the doors open. Whew! I will be sooooo glad when the weekend comes.

Doubly glad because J is coming with her daughter for their annual girls winter visit and this time she has an appointment with the fiber guild in Richmond to give them a trunk show!! And this time I can shop too - which I haven’t been able to do the last 3 times I was around to help. I have that lace ribbed silk/wool sock for her to put in her display too - but not the lace wristlettes. They will be ready for MS&W though.

I haven’t spun on any of my poor lonely wheels in months (and months!) I wonder if I even remember how. Of course, partly I was wanting to knit on TheKipFee and partly I was knitting Christmas things and when I was last spinning I was teaching myself how to spin cotton which I’m not all that interested in. But with bags and bags of J’s unique fibers at my fingertips and an almost complete sweater in the basket - I expect inspiration to gush forth.

I’m already feeling the itch. Especially as I peruse Statscounter where I see someone is interested in spinning boucle yarns. The old boucle posts have been pulled up several times lately and I wonder who’s out there looking them up. Whoever you are - I wish you happy spinning. Boucles are fun to make and easy since they don’t require such precision as smooth yarns.

Okay dears - it’s too cold to stay out here in this frosty office. I am going to go sit by the fire and bind-off.

posted by Bess | 6:07 AM