Thursday, March 05, 2009

Cutting through the bullshit...

Having a monster toddler has the same effect on your brain as drinking a pint of whiskey with breakfast. You pass through the world in a dreary haze, with occasional moments of manic joy, or anger, and when you climb in to bed at the end of the day you have an impression of what you did, but no very clear recollection. What did I have for breakfast? Did we go to the library?

I find that the prospect of having another wee human to sustain and nurture is a wonderfully focusing prospect. I've also worked out a really great (hopefully) mutually beneficial babysitting scheme with a friend, so I have certain days during the week that I am (almost certainly) guaranteed to have some time when the Toddlerasaurus is attached to someone elses leg, however briefly.

(a brief aside, to demonstrate what I mean about toddler/whiskey brain...I just tried to spell check Toddlerasaurus)

This is the state of my brain at the moment. I have a brief window of time before I am engulfed into the vortex which is newborn. I feel very strongly about not wasting that moment. I spent my last few studio hours gathering up unfinished projects that had hit the interminable puttering stage and (sit down for this) THROWING THEM AWAY, I shit you not. I am also mentally rearranging the to-knit list and moving three or four big projects on to the FROG.IT list. I'm inviting some friends over next weekend for a craft-eat-bitch party and I think my project is going to be frogging about three half knit sweaters. It'll give all the knitting newbs a good scare, don't you think?

Ragnar...productivity is the new black.

6 comments:

Imbrium said...

Congratulations on the imminent arrival of another mini-Ragnar! It sounds like a little paring down is in order, and just think of how much more yarn you'll have after you frog the sweaters!

Mouse said...

That's precisely why I don't knit sweaters.. I know that they won't get done in a reasonable amount of time and one day I'll look at them and decide I don't like that style anymore.
Also- Productivity is the new black? Great, I look like shit in productivity.. it makes me look all washed out.

Sarah said...

I am envious of your organizational resolve. There is no way that I am able to do that. Are you ever going to finish the sweaters or has that yarn been put back into "stash" mode?

lavoflavland said...

heartburn seems so much better than vomiting however :) I liked a gruel of honey and slippery elm to help resolve the burning. I did something stupid and sent a box of mostly hand-me-downs for small-boy and it ended up being way too much. ah well, hope they fit. and a check is in there, too.

Obsidian Kitten said...

Congratulations on your fertility! Pretty exciting. And something new for Toddlersaurus to play with as well.

Productivity is the new black...I should write that down somewhere...

Good for you on all the tossing and frogging. I have a sweater I knit that only needs to have the buttons sewn on, and it's been in that state for about a year. I guess if I really liked it enough to want to wear it, I'd have sewn the dam buttons on by now, eh?

Nancy McRay said...

Don't know about your other projects - but I am scared.