Monday, August 20, 2012

Randomly on a Monday


  • I have so much to tell you and don't even know where to begin, so I thought I'd write a random bullet point post in the meantime.
  • I finished Gone with the Wind last night, and oh-my-goodness, it is one of the best books I've ever read!  I highly recommend it.
  • Now that I'm enchanted with the South, I'm reading Eugenia Price's book Savannah.
  • I have to admit, that since I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a Southern Belle.
  • I also wanted to be Miss America.
  • Even though I knew I was Canadian and there wasn't any chance of that actually happening.
  • I still dreamed about it anyway; I always was a big dreamer.
  • I am feeling a bit bogged down by my knitting/crocheting lately.  
  • Yes, again.  What is going on here??
  • I've been uninspired to work on anything I currently have on the needles and hooks.
  • I do force myself to keep plugging away on things here and there though.
  • I've learned that when you have to force yourself to do something, the joy isn't really there...
  • I'd start something new to excite me, but my WIP pile is growing and I don't want to start getting stressed out by it too.
  • There is going to be a lot of things coming up in the next two weeks that are going to require me to work very hard and long, and this may help with all my projects, because I seem to have this strange thing where the more I have to do, the more knitting I get done as well.  It's very, very odd, but hey, it works for me!
  • Then again, it could go the other way where I'm too tired to knit...I guess we'll see soon enough, but I'm pulling for the first one.
  • Today I had one of those moments when you start laughing at something only slightly funny and end up crying, and not the funny kind of tears, the real ones.
  • Needless to say, it's been a long day. 
  • Wow, there are a lot of "I"s in this post!
  • Wouldn't make you think I was self-centered or anything like that now would it?
  • Actually, don't answer that.
  • There are at least 4 shawls that need to be blocked in my closet right now, how sad is that?
  • Can you tell I tend to procrastinate on things?
  • At least I wove in the ends...but then there's that baby blanket...
  • We have a family wedding on Friday.
  • I did make my dress, and I will share some pictures if I get any good ones of me in it.
  • It's held together with two grommets, some black cording and a few hand stitches to make sure the front stays closed (which I actually haven't done yet, but will when I put it on).
  • I made it in, I'd say, less than 2 hours.
  • I'm praying for no wind that day...
  • Or I may come back with some pretty good stories.
  • Well, it is now after 10 PM and I need to get to bed. 
  • Goodnight!


  1. Good to see a post, Raili - I miss your "voice" around the boards. I totally understand the lack of motivation. I've been having spurts of that as well. Just remember that unless it's deadline knitting, no one is requiring you to knit or crochet anything. And who cares how big your WIP pile is. :) Send 'em to me if you need to where they can be "out of sight, out of mind" and you can work on some new, more inspiring things. ;)

    I hope your long week is also a pleasant week.
    Rae Lynne

    1. Thanks so much Rae Lynne, you are so sweet!! I miss being on the boards too, hopefully soon I will be able to pop in :) That is very true, I tend to put so much pressure on myself to make things even when there isn't a deadline - I need more balance in that area! And I agree, I need to stop focusing on how big my WIP pile is! lol Thanks for the offer of getting them "out of sight"! Maybe soon I'll be able to cast on something fun and exciting :)
      I hope you have a lovely week too!