Addicted to Knitting

all I have is my knitting

Posted on: May 10, 2008

I am going through a very rough season in my life. My health has been an issue all this year. Just when I think I have things under control something else goes wrong. I had a bad tooth. My dentist did a root canal and I still had pain. We messed around trying to fix the tooth for over 2 weeks. Last week I got it pulled. Not an experience I recommend to anyone.  Hurt worse that childbirth but no rewards! The tooth next to it also had a root canal and a temporary filling which has now fallen out.  I think I am going to loose this tooth also. Not something I am looking forward to. I am a grouch. Pain medicine and me…well we don’t mix well. Makes me an irritable old hag to be around. Of course this all leads to stress which sets off the Irritable bowel syndrome.  I don’t know how my family can stand me. I have so much I want to do and I get nothing done. If I try to clean a closet, everything falls on me. I cannot walk though a room without stubbing my toe or tripping. Everything seems to be my enemy.   Except knitting. Knitting is my friend. I sit and knit and forget my pain. I am being very productive in this. I finished several bags and some other piddly things that have been laying around. I have ripped and re knit and ripped and re knit and still…knitting is my friend.  Muggles don’t get this at all. they are either amazed or bored by my knitting antics but still I knit. I knit and read books about knitting like  The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Knitting Circe. I wonder if I would be insane if I didn’t knit? I think I would be headed for a padded room. I know that this is a season I am going through that God is allowing and when I get through it, there will be growth. My faith is intact. I have the almighty maker of heaven and earth on my side so I know I have more than my knitting.   But I am thankful for the knitting.  No this has not been a cheerful post but this is my life right now.

Here is the messenger bag. I had to rip out the whole flap because I ran short of yarn. I added a strand of something that sort of matched and redid it. I added 2 stitches to each side so that it was wider. I was pleased with how it turned out. The cables scared me because they were almost non existant but with much pinching and work they popped right out.

Here is the purple carpet bag for my best friend.

and here she is posing with it.

I also did a blue striped bag that I didn’t get a photo of before giving it away and another messenger bag in sage green for my daughter. I am currently making a sweater for a chuwuawa that another friend owns. Poor little guy shiver all the time and the xxs sweaters she bought him are to large. Only a true friend would knit for a chuwuawa.

No Kat I haven’t touched the jaywalkers. sigh…….I hate socks!

4 Responses to "all I have is my knitting"

Wow, it sounds like you’re going through a lot! Hang in there. I will be praying for you.

I, conversely, haven’t picked up my knitting needles in a week.

Loved both The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Knitting Circle. They are great reads. So is Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series.

Marti, you are in my prayers! I’m so sorry to hear that you are fighting tooth problems. I pray that God will give you relief. I’ve battled irritable bowel syndrome and I know the pain it brings.

I love the bags! There is no doubt they are beautiful, BUT socks are knitting too! I hear those Jaywalkers calling you!! LOL

Feel better soon, Marti!

The bags you knit are gorgeous!

Your bags are beautiful! Your friend looks so happy with her pretty purple bag.

I hope your health improves soon. I’ll pray for you. It’s no fun with nothing is going right.

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