Knitting on circular needles

If you haven’t heard anything about previously started knitting projects it’s because I’m not knitting on those, non are finished and non are being knitted right now. One sweater is just tangly threads and a mess in a hidden bag. Yuck! Instead I’ve started a new one, yes yet another knitting project! And I’m just so exited about this one. See pic above.

I’m using a “new” (unpacked) second hand bought yarn found last summer. It is going to become for a sweater from a pattern that I found when searching this yarns gauge at Garnstudio. Such a smart search engine they’ve developed now. Try it in English here and the Swedish one over here. I’ve been knitting on this edge for 1,5 week now, both on TV nights and in school. It is just not getting very much bigger really, each row feels veeery long when you have 384 knits and purls to make each row!

But I feel that I will continue to knit just because I sooo much want to see this finished – and try it on! The yarn is not high quality, only 25 % wool, but it feels nice and I like the pink shimmer that it has (and the price)!

I love to knit on circular needles, I love to know I’m making a sweater and that if it feels good I might be able to through out one of my not home knitted and very old and ugly sweaters from the wardrobe. I could do that without knitting a new one, but this way I’ll stay happy, warm and ocupied while renewing my wardrobe one stitch at the time.

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What I need to remember most during these two months, and this whole last year of school, is what Suzie wrote me:

Stay happy – it’s catching!

Stay must mean that she thinks I am happy… It is just true sometimes.

I’ll try to do my best, and while I strive I’m always creating something. I doodle with my pens, knit in front of the TV, long for time to sew something again and try to read blogs so that I can be inspired by other peoples happy creative spirit. Let’s all help when Autumn strikes!

You know of the fun fact that when you learn a new word you hear that word everywhere, like the whole world is just saying that new word! I read an article that is called Positive Attitude today, written by Lance Gallup, that pointed me to something I’ve never thought of:

Start your day with a sour “my life sucks” attitude and your mind will begin collecting data to support that premise. Things go wrong, your attitude gets worse and the process feeds on itself until pretty soon your life does suck. You’ve created a self-fulfilling prophecy. Why not put a little conscious effort into going the other way instead?

In a positive environment

I knew that being positive creates a positive environment, but I haven’t thought about in these terms before. Like if you act positive, you’ll notice the positive things in life and become even more positive. I so want to do that. I don’t want to keep whining about time, my writing, people and situations that is just like they are and nothing more. I wish I could be more positive. How about you? How do you stay happy each day? Of course knitting (and other creative efforts help), but not at work/in school always.

Read the whole article at Creativity Portal and tell me what you think.

Have a postive day!