Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Goin’ Loopy

Isn’t life great!! I am thrilled that even after I have been knitting as long as I have, there are still new things I can learn. The girls at my Friday knitting group showed me how to do Magic Loop and I must say that I love it!!

See that picture – it’s the start of a hat. This Through the Loops beret to be exact out of Misti Alpaca worsted which I picked up at 40% off out of the sale bin at KnitKnack. Great pattern, great yarn and a great new technique. What’s not to love!!

There is one thing that I wish. As I was going all crazy, doing the happy dance after learning how to Magic Loop, I thought about other areas in my life where I may need to learn new things and wondered why I couldn’t be so excited all of the time. For example, I need to learn some new skills for my project at work and I must admit that I can’t get so thrilled about it. I wish I could, but the emotion is just not there (it’s a good possibility that my good friend and also the lead in my group at work may be reading this – hi Wendy!!). Wouldn’t it make for a more pleasant environment if I could get as psyched about my project at work as I can about my crafts? Now, I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy my job – there are many good things to say about it. I work with a great group of people and have some very close friends there. And I have been involved in some really interesting work. But there are many times during the day where my mind will wander off to the sweater I’m knitting or the quilt I am sewing – these are the things that keep me going.

Maybe that’s why they call it work and my extracurricular activities are what I do for fun. Make some time for fun in your day – every day!!


Carole Knits said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying magic loop. As for work, well, they call it WORK for a reason. It's just not as fun!

Karen said...

I still don't think I have tried the magic loop technique. You make it sound like I need to though! :)

knitspot anne said...

i can totally relate to what you are saying about your job; for years i felt the same about mine. yes i enjoyed it as much as i could enjoy any "day" job, but it was hard to get VERY excited about changes and learning new things.

howver i am thankful that at least in some parts of my life i'm capable of great excitement over seemingly small things; i don't know if everyone has that . . .