Thursday, July 17, 2008

Time Part Deux

The PI Chair

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you say something, especially when you make a strong statement that something comes along to challenge you?

I'm trying very hard to hang on to the live in the moment and don't let the small stuff getcha' mode. Being in the self-employed trenches does make you run a little harder I think, and for me as one who finds 'wedding season' especially busy and doubly challenging it all gets to be soupy. And sometimes not in a good way!

Things are pretty insane at the studio right now, tons of work is coming in--- which of course is a good thing--- but the downside is that the load is heavy, and getting heavier. It is becoming more of a daily push to stay even, much less on top of. One of the things that is making me SMILE right now is my Project Runway Ravelry group, I'm in group 4. The group was randomly assigned a designer and when it is all said and done the person with the winning designer wins the goods from the rest of the group. Only week one and it promises to be a lot of fun with a lot of laughs. I don't know how hard I'm laughing because my designer is Blayne, I think he is a dolt with his over-tanned self and stupid trying to come up with a tagline as fabulous as 'fierce' was last season. Not to mention that his design last night was bizarre if not hideous.

While I watched PR I was knitting (imagine that) on the fabulous Liesl, deciding that it needed another repeat or two before binding off for the cap sleeve version. During this I had to face up to the fact that I had been lying to myself==== I hated the way the knitted fabric looked! This can happen to me frequently, I just keep plugging along telling myself that I will like it better when it is done, which of course never works out. What you have then is a garment that you will never wear at all. SO, Liesl has now been completely frogged back (for you non-knitters that means RIPPED_ to the yarn. I have about 6 rows on it using smaller needles and I'm glad that I bit the bullet and just did it. Much better.......... much, much better. We will not discuss the time wasted on the knitting part but focus on the happiness of a better project in the end.

Do you lie to yourself about projects? Keep pushing ahead when you know you ought to begin again or even completely scrap the project????? I'm all ears!


Anonymous said...

Oh, yikes. But I don't think it's time wasted if it's made it something you're more likely to wear. I always say that it's a mature knitter that can rip -- newbs want to frame every thing they've conjured. Plus, it's the process, right???

yoel said...

WTF! How did I miss PR?!?!? Shite! At least I read your blog and can catch up on the truly important things in life.

Anonymous said...

I've been known to press on. However, inspired by posts such as yours today, I'm doing it less and less. That just means I frog earlier, rather than later. DH has been heard to say "You frogged AGAIN?"

Life is too short to knit somethin' you don't like.

Anonymous said...

I love Project R. Too bad I work nights. I miss seeing it until they do the reruns. Sorry about the frogging.

Jenny Girl said...

I love Project Runway. I will keep my fingers crossed for you w/Blayne becasue he can go either way.
so sorry to hear about your frogging :(