Folly is progressing.
I completed the back last night and did the bind off for one of the front pieces that I thought was done, but really wasn’t. Tonight I will start on the second front piece which should take no time at all considering the first one took no time at all to do. When it comest to knitting, I’m pretty quick. The yarn just flies through my fingers. The only issue with this sweater is that it’s made from acrylic, which hurts my fingers after a while. I can only knit it for a small amount of time before I need to take a break from it. Thankfully I always have more than one project on the needles at any given time, so I have been working on my Jaywalkers in-between working on Folly (aka That Damn Sweater). At the rate I’m going, I should have it done before April 10th (mom’s birthday), which is my goal. Thankfully, my mom doesn’t read (or know) about this blog, so she’s got no idea I’m even working on this!
The last two days I’ve been listening to the podcast Knit Wit: Rantings of a Rabid Knitter from Autumn Breeze. This morning on my way to work, she was talking about stash.
She told a story of a woman who was in a yarn shop yearning for yarn and talking about how she can no longer afford yarn at all. She had been forced into early retirement and though she’d made good money before and could afford yarn, she would only buy enough for one project at a time since she didn’t have a lot of free time and it would take her years to complete a project. She never had a stash for this reason – even though she could afford it. But now that she’s retired and has nothing but time she can’t afford to buy any yarn to knit with.
Maybe stash isn’t such a bad thing after all. I buy yarn here and there. I know that come the end of this year, we’ll be moving. This may mean I have to leave whatever job I have and not have money to buy yarn for a while – months even. Not to mention I’ll have a lot of time on my hands for a while, if I have no job. Though I do spend most of my paycheck paying off bills so that (hopefully) when the time comes I will only have my car and insurance to pay for (Well, if I have no job and my savings isn’t built enough, Nick will have to carry me and I don’t want to sink into a bad financial state), I manage to buy yarn here and there, keeping this upcoming fate in mind. It’s my “just in case” state of mind that I tend to live by.
Okay, that’s all for now – must do that thing they call work!