Sep 26, 2008

Slow with my Hands

I have, for quite some time, been unable to give my undivided attention to any one thing for longer than, I dunno........... what time is it now? If I start making sandals I have to stop halfway through and work on something else. If I'm cleaning the living room I'll realize the bathroom is dirty and must be cleaned first. No wait, the bedroom. No, the kitchen! Luckily, my night job comes with distraction built right in, so I never have to focus on any one thing longer than ten minutes.
Really this isn't a problem for me, but it can be frustrating.
Take this blanket I've been crocheting:
I've been working on this for FOUR years. Well, I'll give it three because for almost a whole year it lay in a box because I forgot where I packed it when we moved. But my point is, that I cannot do more than two lines of this blanket in one sitting. My fingers hurt, my eyes hurt, my brain hurts. At this rate I'll have a lovely blanket for my non-yet-existing children to take off to college.

How on earth do the crochet and knitters make those lovely sweaters and hats and bags? Unless I get a lobotomy, I guess I'll never know.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, my gosh! We would get along so well!!! I am the same way! Nice to know you're not alone in this!

-10oneworld on etsy

jenelisebeth said...

Don't feel bad. I'm a very slow crocheter. I am very jealous of people who have etsy shops full of hats and mittens and long scarves...how do they do it?

I've decided to crochet myself a shrug for my wedding. I have six months to do it. Yikes, wish me luck!

kim* said...

my has taken so long to finish crocheting this one blanket it prolly been over 10 years lol

Megan said...

I know how you feel! I have three scarves that are in various stages of knitting/crocheting because I just can't do more than 3 or 4 rows at a time. Not to mention that I kinda suck at knitting and crocheting. :P

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Ally said...

Making a blanket does take time, thats why I like to make hats for my boys while taking a break from my hubby's 6ft blanket!