Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just Wondering...

I read a lot of knit blogs and in the past few weeks a lot of bloggers have posted a list of knitted items they made in 2008 (including me). Some of the bloggers have lists that boggle my mind. I'm wondering how they're able to make a dozen pairs of socks, 15-18 sweaters, and a dozen or so other items. It just doesn't seem humanly possible to me. Many of them have jobs. Then, you throw in all the life stuff. I can't imagine being able to accomplish that much even if I were able to knit eight hours a day. All I can say is...WOW!

5 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Not for me, I've never been that kind of knitter. But, and a big one here, is that I DO spin lots of yarn. In 2008, over 7 miles of finished yarn. And that was at a leisurely pace for only part of the year. I know there are some knitters who carry their knitting everywhere and knit during meetings and while commuting on the bus or train. "Idle" time? I find people like that inspirational and it pushes me to try for a personal goal.

Pickyknitter said...

I saw a counter on someone's blog where she was keeping track of "yards of new yarn purchased / yards of stash yarn used" and the same for ounces of fiber bought / used. I think I will keep track of that this year. I should go back and see what all I did in 2008. It was a funny year, with doldrums and bursts of energy. In 2009 I just want to finish things that are already begun!

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Erin and Barley said...

I saw on your Ravelry that today is your birthday! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Erin and Barley said...

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