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Friday, September 27, 2013

Monogamy: Not What You're Thinking!

Keep your mind up high, not down in the gutter, please? *wink*

I'm referring to two types of monogamy. The first? Project Monogamy. We all know that I have a real problem with that, and having a clipped wing hasn't affected it. I still have a huge WIP pile (That's "Work in Process" for those of you not in the knitting "know"), but it's mostly in snooze-mode these days. You can check it out over on Ravelry, if you're so inclined - there are 15 projects listed not in ZZZ (hibernation) mode. For our discussion today, I'm admitting to two active projects:

That's My Sweetheart's second (third) sock and the finished first (second) sock up there sitting with a project that shall remain nameless and unidentifiable until after the holidays. It's a Christmas gift. For someone. Not sayin' who. Just sayin'. :)

The other type of monogamy? Reading monogamy. I have, according to my Goodreads account, 27 BIP (books in progress). I'm actively reading 3, which is an improvement. I have a fourth that I truly want to begin a huge reading project around, but I suspect that will end up being something I do after the beginning of 2014, when life tends to slow a bit with the cold weather. (We'll see, I'm not convinced life will slow down ever again!)

Now that "other" monogamy? The kind you immediately thought of when you saw the title up there? That's no problem. My Sweetheart is my one-and-only, for now-and-forever. That "head-over-teacups" feeling has continued from the beginning. No question there. *wink*

But he and I have been discussing my propensity to a touch of ADHD...or perhaps it's just scattered thinking and a fascination with tons of things: books, yarn, and fabrics being three. The fabric issue has been clipped completely since I couldn't sew if I wanted to (and I do want to). I am refusing to visit fabric websites, stores, or even my own sewing room (I'm getting good at walking straight through without *seeing* Bernie, at all. It's kinda sad.). But I've become a total addict when it comes to Noro - it's my current yarn "crack." And books and magazines have always been my choice of items to "hoard"...(interestingly? They're also one of My Sweetheart's favorites - he's better at weeding out the magazines than I am, tho')

We've been working on another issue we both share: biting off more than we can chew. Painting his living room...and bathroom, two bedrooms, and eventually the kitchen/dining room. Well, I guess we can just use the code-word "painting," and call it one project? And the carpeting (we did no more than pick it out, then sit on the deck and wait for them to install it, but it still felt like work - oh NO! Wait! That's what I did, My Sweetie pulled ALL the furniture into the basement and dining room, which WAS work!!). Then he put in a new bathroom floor - it's gorgeous! (Well, come to think of it, I helped, there, too. I went shopping with him and helped pick out the flooring and paint colors, along with that carpeting! I'm a very good shopper!)

I think, perhaps, we're not alone in these maybe it's really just human nature?

Yeah. I'm stickin' to that story!


Anonymous Jane said...

I don't think any of us "yarn junkies" are completely monogamous when it comes to projects - I have a dresser drawer full PIPs (Projects In Progress). The other type of monogamy is wonderful - I still have that head over teacups feeling and it will be 32 years in November

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