Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Quit And Knit

How's this for progress? I quit my job and finished my cardigan.

Oh, I'm not saying that everytime you have a sweater that's taking forever to complete that the solution is to quit your job -- but for this particular cardigan at this particular time in my life -- it worked out rather perfectly.

See, this cardigan was time consuming. What with sized 7 needles and a zillion rows to knit. And my job? Well, it was boring. So I killed two birds with one stone. I quit and then had more time to knit. And finished it just in time to wear to the last-Thursday-of-the-month Knit and Wine at my LYS.

Quit and knit. Could be a new craze taking over the country. Forget that stitch and bitch thing. I think I'm on to something.


It's really not crooked on the bottom. Just looks that way here...

Of course, I start my new job tomorrow. And I'm not expecting it to be boring. I'm just hoping I can still find some free time to knit and blog.

14 comments:

buster's mom said...

You are the coolest knitter I know. You rock.

tammy said...

Sweet! I'm sure that quit and knit will be the new yoga. Your sweater is gourgeous, by the way! :)

Inky said...

I'd quit and knit but I only work 2 days a week and it's for yarn money so that would be silly, eh? good luck with the new job. nice sweater, still hate you *wink*

ShelbyD said...

I love the idea of quit and knit. Good luck on the new job!

Valerie said...

Awwww, you're the coolest. That is the BEST sweater ever. I LOVE it.

It was lovely meeting you at Kristy's party on Saturday night. I'm glad you came.

Good luck on your new job. =)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful sweater!

rincaro said...

I was just coming over her to poke you and hold up a mirror next to your mouth.

Quitting is liberating isn't it? And the sweater is awesome!

k said...

i'm pretty sure i should have no comment about your brilliant idea to Quit.

oh sure, it was probably the better thing for you in YOUR life.

but what about me in MINE?

life is just not the same without your red hair behind your monitor every day. well, i mean, behind the monitor i look at every day (since obviously your red hair is still behind YOUR monitor every day...).

but the cardi is beautiful. of course.

*grumble*

Carolyn B. said...

Ha -- I loved the "Quit and Knit" philosophy. Can I expect to see QnK groups springing up around the countryside now? ;o)

Enjoyed the posting -- and the sweater is darling.

-- Carolyn B.

KB said...

No way. I just quit and knit too! Perhaps an epidemic? Sweater is lovely!

Shar said...

I love your sweater. I've ordered the pattern and yarn and hope to cast on over the weekend. Please email your alterations and tips. I'm interested in learning all I can from your experience. My email is SharRN97@aol(dot)com
Thanks

Adi said...

I love the sweater, looks great. Good luck at the new job:)

Melliferous Pants said...

Wow, I hadn't even considered quitting and knitting...cardigan looks great!

pooja said...

Hi, I LOVE your cardigan and have decided to work on it as soon as I finish my current project. Like Shar, I've already ordered the pattern. Could you please send me the tips too? I want my sweater to look EXACTLY like yours!! Thanks!
I'm at pooja(dot)lodha@gmail(dot)com