Thursday, October 30, 2008

WIP's, Passion, and a Small Monster

What Your Cute Monster Says About You

You're the type of person who stands out in a crowd, even when you're trying to blend in.

You are honest in your character and appearance. You don't pretend to be someone else.

Your inner demon is sorrow. You tend to get depressed easily.

People think you're cute because you're rebellious. Your uniqueness is charming.

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Passion is an intense emotion that compels feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for anything, and that often requires action. Get that? Requires action. It's very likely you submit to your deepest needs and live life with a flair few others achieve, but many envy. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your passion runs deepest.

Passionate types: artists, writers, composers, athletes, and heroine addicts.

Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


50% Compassion

33% Intelligence

38% Humility

44% Honesty

0% Discipline

57% Courage

58% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy

I find it interesting that the third paragraph of the Cute Monster Test is dead on to how I've been feeling lately. And the 0% Discipline of the second test is also dead on.

I've been reading around the net about people getting crazy cases of startitis. I'm in the same boat. I've finished my Juliet and also my mom's Moebius vest (just need to seam the sides) and I've cast on a sweater for me and I'm about to cast on a sweater for Dave as well. But I want to cast on about 20 other things!

I'm not going to link these as I don't have a lot of time (hence the cop-out tests above) but I'm sure you can find most of them on Ravelry. I used a yarn for my mom's vest that I have about 10 skeins of in a different color. I want to use this stuff for a Hexagon Coat (from Knitting Nature). I believe with the enormous bin of sock yarn I've collected, that, at some point, I should actually knit a sock. I want to make my FIL/MIL each warm hats for the impending cold of winter in Colorado. I want to make my BIL/SIL the crocheted bathroom rug from One Skein (by Leigh Radford). I actually bought the yarn for it but am currently using that yarn in a YeeHaw hat (from Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker) for me to wear as part of my Halloween costume. There's a laceweight (fingering weight, actually) shrug I designed that I was going to make for my Reunion but I only came up with the idea for it about 2 weeks before I had to leave so that's on needles and needs to be frogged and restarted again.

Which brings me to the WIP's. The Pimlico shrug has about 7 inches left and then I can sew it up, sew in the sleeves then do the ribbing on the edge. I'm dreading those seven inches. I've grown weary of this pattern and it's not a dull pattern, it's just that doing it for the required 34" is becoming a bit tedious. I've decided that I'm going to work on it whenever Dave is watching football. I should have those last inches done by next Monday. I've got three scarves in the works - mindless stuff for when I'm in the car or having to wait somewhere. And can I just say that I still love doing scarves. They are quick and near-instant gratification - what's not to love??

I have an Icarus shawl that's about 1/3 done. I've discovered that I really don't care for the cobweb knitting. I love lace knitting - in scarves, sweaters and (I'd imagine) even in socks. It's the cobweb yarn I don't care for. I was making the Icarus for my mom but if I ever finish it, I don't think I'll give it to her. When I visited her, I was in a constant state of raging headache at her house. I figured out it was due to the constant haze of cigarette smoke. I can't see putting that much work into something so delicate only to have it infused with smoke. I'll put that much work into a sweater or something else for her. For some reason it just offends my feeble sensibilities to think of an Icarus being all smoky.

I have 3, wait, 4 (maybe 5?) socks on needles. Most of them are only 1 or 2" into the process. I don't know what's keeping me from finishing a sock. I think it's probably the silly notion that the first sock I finish should be interesting. I don't ever see doing just a plain rib-cuff-stockinette sock. I can buy those anywhere. But now I'm thinking I'm just going to whip out some sport socks for Dave (the kind that are toe-up and don't even cover the ankles) and be done with this whole first sock stupor I've created for myself.

"Stupor I've created for myself" Story of my life lately. Maybe, for me, that's what all this startitis is about - an attempt to jump start some creativity and motivation in my life right now. I'm feeling very stressed and very stalled in almost everything I'm doing lately. I keep tripping on things and I keep doing things I have no recollection of doing. Like 5 minutes ago and I forget what I just did. (Dave tells me I let the cat out this morning and I still don't remember doing it.) Lack of sleep. I blame lack of sleep.

It's getting in the way of things, this stupor. I had this great idea for a photo to enter in the R.I.P. Challenge's Sinister Photo contest but I kept forgetting to take it and the deadline was yesterday. About 10p last nite I remembered (dammit!). The deadline was midnight but my idea involved the small boy who was fast asleep upstairs and I couldn't wake him for that.

Well, I think I've rambled enough.

Feeling a bit paralyzed, Ruth!

1 comment:

Nell said...

You should take a nap. I always feel more productive after a 20 minute nap than I do in the 2 hours I spend denying myself a nap.