Other than the fact that my office slash studio upstairs smells like chicken taquitos, things seem to be fine. I'm busy down here in the kitchen sewing oven mitts for people who don't yet know they need them or want them, and listening to KISS.
My office is in serious need of cleaning. The reason I'm eating chicken taquitos in it and sewing Christmas oven mitts down here is because I can't find the list of Knitting Things To Do under the not-so-stale wafting scent, the orphan Singer Dial-a-Size Dress Form (in red) or the pile of stitch dictionaries I left on the floor all around the deteriorating but-oh-so-cool black leather chaise (seriously; it IS cool but mine's all black) over there in the corner by the window I stare out of hour after hour while waiting for the crazy neighbor to cut down another tree without assistance.
I think that, about twice a year, I write a post like this. I tend to get lost in the Need to Do's and the Want to Do's for some reason. I wonder if part of it is that another year is passing and I'm not sure if I want to look forward or stall a little bit. You know, find a little bit more time to smell the roses instead of the taquitos and sew for people who don't really need oven mitts . . . or know that they want them. Yet.
Funny thing is, I don't mind sewing for people. With knitting, if they don't appreciate it or don't use it or lose one of the socks I knit them, I get stabby. But sewing? Heck, I'll even make you a quilt! I'll sew your doll a dress and make you a pillowcase to match! A new pair of pajamas? Oh, yes!
I wonder why that is. That my sewing is so guileless but my knitting is so personal.
My office smells like chicken taquitos, so I'm not going to think too hard on this one. I have other things to deal with.
So, I'll open a window a smidge and close the door to the office and hope that when I go in there tomorrow morning it'll be fresher and I will be inspired to clean up the spot around that fantastic deteriorating chaise. (And perhaps find a home for that red Dial-a-Size Dress Form.)
BTW: I am overdue setting up a KAL for Custom Knits 2 over at the Knit and Tonic Knitters Group at Ravelry. Honestly, I'm ready to get it started except for one thing. I don't know if it should be ongoing or if we should have a time limit so I'm not tethered to the computer day in and day out for months on end. What do you think?