Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I got the August blogging blah's

It seems August is the month of little blogging for me...last year I only made one post in August and this year if it were not for the Magknits issue I would have little to blog about this month either. I have done precious little knitting. The Stargans for the Super Twins have come to a screeching halt as I realized I forgot to order one color, of course, that one color can't be toward the outer edge, it is about 8 stripes away from the outer edge. Stupid stupid stupid. So I ordered that lone skein and will be praying hard that it arrives by at least Wednesday next week so I can finish the final blanket by the baby shower (September 8). Shit like this really pisses me off. It was such a careless mistake. As for my pregnant friend, she is finally feeling fabulous, looking great, and carrying two healthy growing boys! She is almost 31 weeks along- We are hoping she can keep those younguns in for at the very least another month so she can be more prepared and they can be a bit bigger and stronger.

I have had the knitting blah's as well. After finishing Icarus there is nothing I am really inspired to make. I have socks on the needles for my Dad, but they are slow going. I don't understand sock knitters...I mean, I love that socks are so portable, but they just seem to linger on my needles. Sock knitters must be made of different stuff than I. Give me some lace or a nice cabled sweater any day. So far, this sock knitting thing sucks. Maybe it is the dpns, the knitting in the round and losing my place over and over again, perhaps it is just the fucking August blahs (I started the Gaming One's never ending socks last August as well). What ever it is I am glad August is coming to a close. The soul sucking heat, the stress of family reunions and school starting back makes me glad it is almost over! I have to admit the back to homeschooling went very smooth this year. No arguments and good effort all around. It all makes my life so much easier!

I bit the bullet and submitted a design to Interweave Knits for their summer 2008 issue. I really like my design (I may be a bit biased) but will have to patiently wait to hear back from them. I have high hopes, but will be shocked if I am accepted. After all this is the Interweave Knits! I have set a design goal to submit at least four designs a year to various publications to try to get my foot in the knit design door. Two down this year...two to go!

Hope y'all are doing well, my commenting has been sparse lately, though I have been reading blogs a plenty. I have bunches to add to my blogroll thanks to Ravelry! I hope to get my groove back in September, which is only a few days away!


Andrea said...

Don't worry, I think it's just that time of the year for you. We all have our funk moments, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I feel that way too.

I hope you get the yarn in time for the twins blankets so you can finish in time.

I also submitted to Interweave Knits for their Summer 2008 Issue. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Yarn It said...

I understand what you are feeling. I also completely relate to the sock knitting thing!!!! I can't do it!!!! I have tried but I am like you - those socks linger on my needles for too long.

I am so glad you submitted to IK. You certainly have a knack for design! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you too!!!

Amysatx said...

I have a case of the August blahs too! I'm blaming it on the dog days of summer and the start up of school(work). I haven't knit in over a week!!

Anonymous said...

Too bad you can't just lie in bed 'til August is officially over...or can you?? Hey, not much longer. Socks have been known to linger on my needles for ages, too...don't feel bad at all.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say...GOOD LUCK with your IK submission. I hope you get accepted because then you can brag your ass off, LOL.

rupestur said...

Screw August!

I can't even hug my man because he's all like "Raaaaawrrgh No I be sweatyyyyy!"

Cass said...

Meh. That time of year. I feel it too.

Congrats on just submitting to IKnits! That takes a lot of cajones! Can't wait to see the design next summer! :D