Hello Blogville. I’ve been quiet again lately. I’ve been busy doing summer things and having fun and ignoring all of my arbitrary knitting rules.
That’s right. I’m ignoring my rules.
Finish a sweater before you cast on a new one? Pffft. I don’t want to. I’m going to cast on a new one.
Finish one pair of socks before you start a new pair? Whatever. I can start socks if I want to.
Get WIPs finished before you start new projects? As if.
I’m ignoring all of my knitting rules and it feels great.
For now I’m going to enjoy it. I’m going to cast on a new cowl soon. I’m going to drink beer on patios while working on a new pair of socks.
It’s summer. I’m going to enjoy myself and try to let go of the rules I set for myself. (Kathy B. you should stop reading here, even though I assure you everything was safe) Hell, I’m even going to let my six year old shoot a rifle and a shotgun. And I’m going to do that myself. I’m going to think about getting my own shotgun and a thingy that throws clay pigeons up into the air and figuring out how to shoot them down more than 1/6 times. I’m going to convince my husband to go on a vacation to South Dakota and I’m going to remember to ask Kathy for good places to stay in Rapid City. I’m going to take deep breaths and attempt to savor this time in my life.
So here’s to a summer of hiking and swimming and patios and living life to the fullest. Here’s to internet friends that bring me joy (even when I’m woefully behind on reading blogs). Here’s to breaking arbitrary knitting rules. Life is full of rules you make for yourself. If they are no longer serving a purpose it is OK to break them. You have my permission.
It’s summer. Go a little wild.