What is it with the new year that makes everyone want to start everything, right NOW? I have read blog posts, had conversations and myself fallen prey to Startitis, that most insidious of all creative maladies. The only thing worse, of course is writer’s block, which, you may know, can happen to anyone, but has been accredited to writers; aren’t they lucky? Do not confuse a bout of Startitis with your Muse. The Muse will bring you wonderful ideas, and command you to start on them. Startitis has nothing to do with the ideas being good, and everything to do with starting about 12 967 464 projects, ripping your house apart looking for supplies, buying supplies, trashing your work area, leaving started projects randomly over the house as you flit from one thing to the next and demanding to know where all the scissors are until your mate is tearing out his hear, your dog is hiding out under the table covered in marker and your kid is eating cookies and glitter because you forgot about dinner. Startitis is a term I most often hear in relation to knitting, but at Joey’s House can be applied to pretty much anything creative. There has been a lot of “oooh, I want to make THAT!” in the past week. What I’ve been making has varied from bracelets to robot drawings to mittens.
There were supplies purchased for the beady bracelets
One bracelet has been completed, but Punky has absconded with it and it has vanished into the vortex that is her room. More are planned for tomorrow.
Mittens have, (shocking!) almost been finished.
Sharpies were in use for another thing when robot inspiration struck.
Wee socks for Jack were started late last night.
Socks for a new project I am working on for y’all were started this morning. (It involves new patters! Stay tuned!)
And then… this came in the mail just after I started those orange socks.
Hmmm… wonder if I have time to wind it before Punky gets home?
Oh, wait I did finish something! My Christmas socks! Look!
Now, where are those scissors?