Thursday, September 23, 2010

Do you ever have The Wants?

What do I want?

I want this and I want that and I don't need any of it.  Here's today's abbreviated list of wants:  I want enough KnitPicks City Tweed DK to make a sweater.  The fact that I haven't finished last year's sweater started at the same time of year should tell me that I don't need more sweater yarn.  I have enough yarn to float a boat, and that includes the most delicious SW merino DK to be dyed. That doesn't stop me from wanting it, though.

I want to learn how to weave.  OK, that's doable, but not in the forseeable future.  I just don't have the time for another obsession, and where would I put all the gear.  As it is, the house is awash in yarn in various stages of preparation.  So that will have to wait.

I want to learn how to do patchwork.  I'm a lousy sewer.  I'm a very good embroiderer, but a terrible sewer.  And my sewing machine is ancient and kaput.  So do I get a new sewing machine, go into fabric stashing, and generally gnash my teeth at my crummy sewing?  Nope, but I want it and I want to do it.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I want to be organized.  No brainer:  it will never happen.  If I haven't gotten my act together in 66 years, what makes me think I'm going to do that now?  Piffle. But still, it would be nice.

I want lots of new clothing from Lands End, Coldwater Creek and J. Jill.  And where exactly would I put it all?  The closets are so squooshed, I need nothing, and I don't want to spend a lot of money.  But still.....

I want to like to drive.  Nope, ain't happening.

I want a magic knitting and crocheting fairy to finish up all the projects that I've started so that I can start new ones.  Uh huh.  If you know that particular fairy, send her to me.  I'll bake a bread for her.

I want a personal chef.  Snort.  Giggle.

This is just the tip of the iceberg on my Wants.  What about you?  What do you want?  And don't ask for a gazillion dollars, or perfect health or world peace.  The Wants have to be doable, and realistic.  Aw, forget the realistic; this is fantasy land.  We can want what we want.  We may not get it, but who cares?  It's just fun.

And now I'm off to finish a project or two.  Gotta make room for more Wants to be filled.  Like all those projects from yesterday.

Caryn - I too hope that your dad's peaceful.  That is an awful way to live.  And I hope you get all your fun wants.  You clearly need a chauffeur.

Scrabblequeen - Hey, we're twins!  

Henya - I have a great use for your red tape:  knit a bureaucrat out of it! 


Scrabblequeen said...

Oh yes, I want many of the same things you do, including the wanting to weave part, and more yarn for a sweater when I haven't finished the one I'm working on now!

Caryn said...

First off, I want my dad to be pain free and to pass peacefully instead of the way he's living now.
I want the fairy too, but she can go to work for me, do the housework, and run around endlessly chasing kids that are at friend's houses miles apart. I'll do the knitting and spinning. I want a room to put my stash and wheels in. I want knitting magazines to stop putting in such yummy designs that I "need" to do~it becomes number gazillion in my queue.

Henya said...

I want to be able to get up and go to Israel. Now! Not happening. We are cutting through miles and miles of red tape.
There are so many "wants" that I hesitate to write them up here. Instead I will put the rest on my blog.


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