19.10.12

Back Online

Well, after much begging and pleading from everyone, we're back online in the house now.  If we weren't a democratic family, I alone would act as supreme ruler, and the internet would be banned from the premises forever.  (Un)Fortunately, my homeschooled children came up with many well reasoned arguments why we needed to have it in the house.  The vote was four to one.  I reminded them how much more fun I was without the distraction of Facebook.  And Pinterest.  And emails.  "Remember all the fun crafts and road trips and meals we cooked together?" I asked.  They just looked at me with their one raised eyebrow (it's a thing they can all do, except me), and then I realized the internet problem was with me and not them.

During our time off, I was amazed that most of my daily work, both business and personal, could be finished in about an hour at our evening trip to the library.  I was writing blog posts at home on paper. Editing photos ahead of time.  Social media was kept to a minimum.  Mindless surfing became nonexistent.  Everything was organized and efficient.  Then at the end of my hour, I was done.  I could shut the computer down and know that I didn't need to look at it again until tomorrow.  It was incredibly freeing and I was afraid that if it came back into our house, I wouldn't be able to follow my same self imposed rules.  We'll see.  So far, so good.  I have high hopes, and lots of knitting to distract me!

Here are a few of the projects I finally had time to finished over that last couple weeks.  Most just needed something as simple as buttons or darning in ends.  Many of them are samples for patterns I'm working on and some will end up for sale in the shop.  Either way, it's so rewarding to be able to empty the work in progress basket and get many of the patterns ready to go off to the editor!
















10 comments:

  1. love the slippers! especially the darker varigated ones! are they from your own pattern? will you be offering it in your etsy shop? if not,will you share with us what pattern you did use? so wanting to make them for my two grandsons!

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  2. Thank you so much! I do have the slipper pattern all finished, I just have to send it off to my editor for a final inspection! It should be in my shop soon. :)

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  3. Your knitting is just gorgeous!
    I know just what you mean about the internet - like you, it is our means of making a living - but it sure can be distracting at times - finding that balance is so important.

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  4. Great news about the slipper pattern!! I was going to ask about it! Love everything else you've knitted too. Beautiful work. I admire your Internet goals. You've inspired me to give it a try. Love your blog!

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  5. Love the slippers and all the other lovely knits! Finding balance can be a challenge at times, especially when it comes to the Internet, I know as I've been there many times.

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  6. I was going to come over and demand the slipper pattern myself, although it looks like others have already shared the same excitement over them. They are smashing!

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  7. That's why I quit Facebook. I never went back.

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  8. What a great feeling it must be to have all of those projects completed! Beautiful.

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  9. You've been making such handsome garments!

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  10. I love the knitted cap with the tie. So delicate and simple. Love it!

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