Practice Procrastination? Who Me?

Something to finish for myself!

I am the worlds’ greatest procrastinator.  I am also a knitting teacher, and design patterns for fun, I live, eat and breathe knitting, just ask my husband – but here I am in full panic mode.  Knitting is not quite giving me the edge it usually does, I need to get back in control.  I’ve finished a couple of small items – just to feel like I have some control.  But I am procrastinating – I have patterns to write, for some fall classes, projects to finish for the same.  Instead I’ve started working on the projects for the February Retreat and a couple of special projects for myself!  Left there – I am in great shape! 

But I just started to realize that I haven’t even started thinking about the spring classes – no big deal – Spring isn’t until next year!  Right!  But I need to have samples to view by the end of December, my priorities are a little askew!  It is so much easier to knit what you already know you need to knit!

Fall's "New" Technique - Brioche Ribbing

No problem – just think up a couple of interesting items or techniques that no one hasn’t seen before – or at least not for a little while.  I’m not feeling very creative, hence the procrastination!  I hoped that writting this out might spark something – wait – nope just a whiff of supper.  Spagetti and meatballs – mmmmn!

I’m off this week – lots of time to knit and think and be creative.  But the end of the week is approaching and I have had no great insights, no creative AHA! moments!  I’ll have to think on it!

Light streaming in through the Trees at Cathedral Grove

I did spend a wonderful morning in Cathedral Grove – I still find it one of the most incredible places to be!  Nothing I create can match what I see there.  But I have thought of a few possiblilities for class projects and/or techniques.

  • I’ve always wanted to try twinned knitting – two colour mittens or single colour texture?! 
  • Slouchy Beret, beginners lace perhaps?! 
  • Another beaded bag, maybe the one from the Fibre Arts Showcase?! 
  • What about a fair-isle project?!  A classic vest maybe, something for a classic kind of dresser – male or female?!  Worsted yarns, so the knitting isn’t too slow.
  • Maybe something practical, for the environment, a mesh bag, out of hemp?!
  • Chunky reversible cable baby blanket – Berroco Comfort Chunky?!

Ok, now I have a tentative list.  What can I knit in the next couple of months and fit in around the other things that I want to do?!

Ahhh! Relaxation, control, now things can move forward!  No list of pending projects, or avalance of projects on the go, can withstand some quiet moments to reflect and breathe.  It is after all only knitting!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Practice Procrastination? Who Me?

  1. Grace Long says:

    I like the slouchy lace beret idea. I was thinking of trying one out, but having someone to teach would make it easier and more fun!

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