Friday, February 24, 2012

Great knitting patterns that I intend to own very soon

My book is apparently still at the post office since it didn't get delivered today.  Probably didn't get there early enough, which means it will be here tomorrow.  I'm excited!

I'm also excited about a knitting pattern that was just put out there.  Several of the squares had been available all along but I've been waiting until they're all ready before I buy them.  I normally don't buy patterns but I've been waiting for these for a long time!

It's call Magickal Symbols Throw and while I might not use all the symbols, there are several there I definitely will use, including the two Norse symbols.  I had written to the designer a while back asking if she intended to include an Awen symbol and she wrote back in the affirmative so I was excited to see it there.  I don't know when I would get around to knitting it and I might wait until the remaining few patterns are actually ready for sale, but I will definitely buy this.  Plus she has lots of free patterns on her site as well, which I have knitted from and  highly recommend.

But for now I'm still plugging away at the Tree of Life afghan for my altar throw.  It's time consuming but hopefully I'll get it done before summer.  Just an arbitrary deadline.  No real sense of urgency about it, just a goal.

I have plans for more organization of my space, putting my spiritual tools in a better, more organized state.  They're just stuffed in my armoir for now and nearly fall out every time I try to bring anything out.  Hopefully that organization will help me organize my time better, too.  I plan on eliminating a lot of news sites I read in addition to some blogs and such that I seem to read more out of duty rather than enjoyment.  I will keep the ones to the left but I have others I read that I need to cut out of my daily schedule.  Plus I'm going to cut down on all computer time so I can focus on the things that help me grow as a person.  Rather than things that piss me off or make me kick walls and such.

I just hope I can stick to it this time.  I'm so bad at follow-through.

I most likely will stop blogging on weekends though so I can get more work done.  It's not like I do it a lot anyway so it won't be a big loss to anyone.  I actually plan on starting this new routine tomorrow so this is the last day, hopefully, that I waste this much time on the computer.

Wish me luck and send any ambitious energies my way if you can.

8 comments:

  1. ahhh. I wish I could knit. lol

    :) cool looking stuff!

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    1. I love knitting almost as much as I love breathing. :) But seriously, it's not that difficult to learn but it can become an expensive habit if you can't stop yourself from going to yarn stores.

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    1. Erssie is an amazing designer. I love all her stuff.

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  3. When I opened my new blog I promised myself I would not follow someone just because they follow me. I would visit their site once to peruse and see if it is something I am interested in. My problem is Facebook. I play stupid games and piss around on their too much. I stopped for a little while but now I find myself doing it when I'm stressed. It's like I've replaced one bad habit (emotional eating....which I still do, just less) with another bad habit (interwebs). Sigh.

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    1. My computer is too slow to play any of the games, but that doesn't stop me from spending far too much time there. I just found four Norse Pagan groups of various kinds including one for Norse women, which seems to be amazing. But I absolutely have to stop all the political blogs and sites. That is what is sucking up my time and energy.

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  4. The Magickal Symbols throw and the Tree of Life afghan are both so beautiful! And unique too. And special because you will have made them yourself.

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    1. Thanks, Debra. One of the things I like about knitting is the feeling of having created something. The socks are much more expensive than store-bought and don't last as long but they are mine, damnit! Same with sweaters and such. But my weakness are throws. I have a stack about 3 feet high of throws and afghans I've made. And I see no end in sight. :)

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