Thursday, May 10, 2007

I have come to the unfortunate, yet inevitable, conclusion that I really only like to do two things in life.

The first is, OF COURSE, anything that has to do with yarn. Making yarn, selling yarn, knitting yarn, crocheting yarn, buying yarn, shopping for yarn, petting yarn, thinking about yarn. (Does that count as ONE thing?)

The second is being outside. I don't care if it's rainy, cold, hot, sunny, cloudy, snowing. The only time I do not like to be outside is when the wind is blowing. In fact, if we have a day where the wind blows fairly hard for the entire day I find myself feeling irritable even if I haven't had to be outside in the wind.

So, you can imagine that my perfect life would involve living outside (camping), and knitting or spinning every day. Does anyone know of a job out there that would pay me to do this? I promise that I would be VERY good at it. I would be willing to work overtime at no extra charge everyday. Weekends? Not a problem! In fact you could depend on me to cover anyones shift if they needed the day off, I would work holidays and everything. For some reason my local job classifieds and work force centers do not have any listings for "Nature-loving, yarn lunitics". I have even gone to the trouble to search some of the on-line job listers and they don't have anything either. Can you believe it? I guess I will have to give up on getting paid to do what I like. (sigh)

This all came forth last week as I lay on my bed (under a gorgeous hand-knit afghan I made for my husband) crying because I was depressed and terribly unhappy with all of life. (what was really wrong was that I hadn't been outside or done any knitting for like two weeks). Once I received the epiphany as to what was wrong I imediately picked up the nearest project (there is ALWAYS something within arms reach of where ever I am no matter what) and started knitting. I honestly knitted for 3 days only stopping to eat and sleep. When my husband asked if I'd like to go with him to town (I think he was hoping I might be sick of knitting and need a break) I said yes and continued to knit while we shopped. I can't tell you how much better I felt by the time Sunday evening hit. I knit so much that I have actually made it through the week without getting depressed one time.

Unfortunately, I don't think I will get away with this every weekend. Someone will have to clean the house and do the dishes and laundry at some point. My daughter is beginning to insist I call her Cinderella. I don't know why. Maybe she should take up knitting.


Anni said...

Proof that knitting is good for you. And as for housework - that's what husbands and daughers are for. LOL. Or just leave it, it won't go away. I'm glad you're feeling better and as for your perfect job, fingers crossed you find it, although you may have to set up your own company to do it.

Thanks for putting a link to my blog on yours.

Annie said...

I am glad you know what it is that makes you tick. I think it is the feeling of accomplishment that makes one happy. The house gets clean and gets messy. The clothes get washed and get dirty, but what once you finish a creative project, it is finished and no one can take that away from you.