Sunday, January 21, 2007

Lazy, Lazy?

I've always thought that I was fundamentally lazy, but then when I look at all of the stuff I get accomplished some days; I think how can I be lazy?? On the other hand, my bathrooms usually need cleaning and my fridge can be pretty scarry most of the time. I just don't know if I'm really lazy and don't realize it, or if I expect too much of myself and think I'm lazy when I don't get all of the stuff done that I think I should, I do know for sure, though, that I WAS lazy yesterday. I slept until nearly ten o'clock, something that was easy to do considering that I was up until two in the morning. Paige went to a dance, and I kind of dozed for a while until she called for a ride home at midnight, then I was out of luck...totally awake for two hours.

I did a few household chores such as dusting and sweeping, but that was about it. I had this nagging feeling that I should work on my master's thesis since this week I told the "information girl" at the University office that I was confident that I would be finished with it this trimester. This pile of books sadly looks the same as it did earlier this week.
I have twelve pages (14, if I use Geneva font:) completed for pete's sake.

I successfully fought the impulse to work on my paper; however, and spent most of the day on the couch knitting. I knit a pair of bootie with Debbie Bliss wool/cotton to go with the "Daisy Cardigan" from Simply Baby that I only need to add buttons to. I used a pattern from Zoe Meller's 50 baby bootees to knit.

They were really easy, knit on two needles, and I was proud and happy until my annoyingly observant and honest daughter pointed out that they looked like "they would fit a four year old." The four year old thing is definitely a stretch, but I think that they are probably more suited for a year old, which would be fine if I hadn't knit the sweater in a 0-3 month old size. I often have that trouble with socks or bootees. I think I'm just going to give the bootees to another friend I have who has a sixth month old.

Kitty is not dead; she is just laaaaazzzzyyy!


Cheryl said...

I think it's great that you can wrestle against false feelings of guilt and 'do nothing' at times. Knowing when to do and when NOT to do is one of the greatest balancing acts.

Mimi said...

It's a lovely baby set and don't worry about it being big. Babies grow so fast, it will fit very soon!
Sometimes I feel guilty for not having a neat house. But there is just so much you can do in a day. These days, I am slowing down on my knitting to catch up with housework but it doesn't seen to be working that much.

fleegle said...

That is completely adorable!
And I am glad you like the provisional cast-on. I use it for just about everything except for sweaters, where I want a thicker edge.

Mama Bear said...

The baby set is adorable! I made a hat for a baby shower the other night and it was too small for the baby already. Better too big than too small.

The afghan the cat is on looks very cute! Love the sheep.