My retirement project to finish a jumper I started 10 years ago is done! Those lace panels drove me nuts so I left them off the back and sleeves, a good decision. Now I am finished my fingers are itching to do more .... knitting is addictive. There was a wonderful passage in My Brother Jack describing how the women kept on knitting things way beyond what was needed. I will resist -- fortunately the weather is getting warmer anyway.
I found instagram addictive too so have shut down posting there, stopped looking at Facebook ages ago and on retirement my addiction to email looked after itself as I hardly get any messages any more. Now there is plenty of time for spring cleaning.
I find instagram and facebook both addictive and spend a lot of time there. Knitting is also addictive but I have managed to give that up without much trouble.ReplyDelete
It comes down to choice doesn’t it. There isn’t enough time to do it all!Delete
Your jumper looks great, Joan! Just finished a jumper for hubby. It took 8 months to make, so will be for next winter.ReplyDelete
I knew you would appreciate it since you do such lovely knitting. Once upon a time I used to knit myself and hubby a jumper each year.Delete
Love the jumper Joan Elizabeth, you might just get a little time to wear it before it gets too hot, it's still pretty chilly here in Perth early morning and evening. I wish I could make the no Facebook choice like yourself, it drives me crazy.. I don't do Instagram.ReplyDelete
The clue with Facebook was to turn off all notifications and put everybody other than a special few on mute. I removed my phone number from messenger because they were sending me text message which I hate. Now I pop into Facebook ever couple of days that way I notice if any messages have come in and if I am in the mood can check what the people I have muted are up to. I don’t do that much.Delete
This is really beautiful. You did a great job. I've tried knitting twice. I enjoyed it but have not managed to keep with it. In my retirement now I make greeting cards (I'm addicted to rubber stamps and dies), do my photo blog, cook, get together with friends, and cook. I've mostly weaned myself from Facebook and completely avoided Instagram...so far. It's so nice to have enough disposable time to do things I enjoy.ReplyDelete
It looks like we enjoy many of the same things. I used to do patchwork many years ago and decided to work on some of the fabric stash I still had ... but very quickly realised I don't have a heart for cutting up and sewing little pieces any more. I am not even going to start greeting cards because I am not a very "neat" person. So it looks like knitting is winning though I may pull out some embroidery and see how I go with that too. I too love my camera, blogging and travelling. I will also write but still waiting for my muse to confirm my direction. Cooking and friends are already beginning to arise, and with two houses and three gardens I am very occupied. I was surprised how fast work faded away and how I now enjoy all the other things that have been pushed aside.Delete