I am easily distracted

So after my last post and a bit of thinking, I realized that despite the busyness, I want to be posting more. I want to be writing more and I miss it. I thought about this challenge:

I can handle that. It doesn’t even need to be anything big, right?


Then, two things happened:

1. I watched Twilight for the first time, and decided I needed to read the books.

2. I bought a shiny new  Nook Color with my Christmas money, enabling me to buy all the Twilight books, one right after the other. For example……while I’m hiding in the kitchen reading cooking dinner or when I’m staying up until 1:30 in the morning 10pm.

Needless to say, I was done for and spent the last week and a half with nothing but Bella and Edward on my mind. And yes, I know, not exactly the best writing in the world, but it’s a wicked story and I’m a sucker for a good romance.

So post-a-week had to wait two weeks,  but now I’m seriously hoping to get a bit of focus back on this thing. No promises of course, I’ve learned at this point in my life I should commit to very little. But let’s say I’m inspired again and that is exciting. And I can at least promise not to go crackers and turn this into a Bella and Edward blog. I will stick to knitting and sewing and how to raise three boys without going crazy.*

And because I owe you a picture and a finished object:


My Ostrich Plumes shawl, finished and blocked two days before my brother’s wedding. Raveled here.


And yes, the Nook Color is awesome, and I have wasted just as much time messing around with it as I have reading.Not just for reading,  it is the new knitting tool of my dreams…..every PDF I have easily carried in my knitting bag, with access to Ravelry wherever there is wifi.


*Hide from them, read cheesy vampire romance novels, and feed them cereal for dinner when they come looking for food.



Filed under finished objects, knitting, shawls

9 responses to “I am easily distracted

  1. I love your shawl 🙂 I’ve managed to resist the Twilight books so far though. I’d not heard of the Nook before – it looks great!

  2. Your shawl is breathtaking! That is really amazing. I’d be proud as anything to have knitted something like that.

    Sadly, I have to keep to small projects until the house sells. Socks and mittens. Maybe a hat.

    I also seem to remember hiding from the kids with a good series, but I think it was the Outlander books. Sigh.

  3. Loved the shawl – liked the Twilight story but not the book, if you get my meaning.

    I’ve been on a Lord Peter Whimsey kick again – rereading all the books and getting the two video series from the library. Not getting much sleep, though!

    It spoils me for regular life – after all, no matter how much I love Minnesota, my husband and my children – who wouldn’t want to be punting in Oxford with Peter?

  4. Guinifer

    Have you checked out this website? http://blog.booksontheknob.org/

    They have daily updates of free ebooks for all different platforms!

  5. Lovely shawl! Very cool that all your knitting patterns are now mobile!

  6. The shawl is beautiful! That nook color sounds great.

  7. Oh, I have all sorts of issues with those books. Bella’s passivity, glorifying her creepy stalker boyfriend, etc…

  8. Oh, how I’d love to serve cereal for supper tonight! Or popcorn – perhaps even go the extra mile and throw some butter and parmesean on it. 🙂
    I love your shawl, btw! And I’m trying to be a better blogger by posting once a week, too. One would think I could handle that, but it’s challenging. Where has all my time gone???!

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