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!