Sunday, July 23, 2006

Process or Progress?

I do have a tendency to repeat things. Attachments to unavailable men. Jobs where I have to fight to invent the wheel. Diet and excercise regimes. I waffle between a determination NOT to gossip or complain and a natural inclination to do both frequently.

I fear I am easily influenced into doing exactly what I most want to do at the moment. Whether that be to forget about my long term health and have a Chocolate Extreme Blizzard or to abandon my Laura Tee and take up Socky after reading a sock heavy blog.

I spent the weekend in agonizing introspection, futilely trying to ignore the heatwave, and hard at work on Socky. I feel quite proud of Socky - but...I cannot actually see myself wearing this gharish thing. Those Kool-Aid colours. Interesting to work with but seriously what will they look good with?!

I read the pattern and was delighted to find out that 'turning the heel' is nothing but short row knitting. What the?! All that fuss for such a simple thing? I was sure it couldn't be that easy. Everyone was so certain that I would hate the process and I found it nearly painless. In fact I liked it a lot better than making that damned endless cuff!

{I realize that Socky looks quite narrow through the heel - but it is because the stitches are all squished together otherwise the needles stuck up at insane angles and Socky looked like he wanted to head into orbit.}

So at long last I get to my point. I spent nearly 2 days of free time working on Socky and he is not done. And he will need a twin. So this knitting thing I can't stop, must be about the process and not necessarily the progress. For me. Since clearly I take an awfully long time to get anywhere.

My intro to repetition? I was going to whine about my inability to knit quickly and compare myself to prolific knitters. Again. But I have decided that I value my time sitting and contemplating life in general and my own imparticular.

It's all about the process baby!

You can see my evil influence hard at work on my dear cousin Mandy.
Now she can't stop with the Sudoku either.

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Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 11:44 PM

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Hey there! I think yor socks is looking pretty good! Talk about ice cream...ohhh, I have been eating an ice cream cone a day. I know, bad, the waistline is saying it too.LOL It's my favorite though, Hagen Dazz Pineapple Coconut! My dad does his Suduku every night.

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