Thursday, December 31, 2009

Railroaded Resolutions

Greetings, Sheepie!

We hope that this New Year's Eve finds you well and that you have plenty of snacks to keep you occupied until the stroke of 12:00. We also trust that you are well stocked with decongestants and tissues as that seems to be something you are going through rather quickly today.

All is well down here in the knitting basket for the most part. We, the unfinished projects continue to sit here and wait for the day you take one of us up for a bit. In fact, we rather look forward to that. Many is the night we've all stayed up until the wee hours sharing our personal dreams of being cast off rather cast aside. Just the other day, the half-hat wrote a stirring ballad about the joys of blocking, causing one of the fingerless mitts to sob for an hour. I think she wants a mate, but who could tell with all that wailing and whatnot?

Please don't mistake that as any sort of pressure, though. We know how you get when you feel like you are being railroaded into doing something you don't want to do. Honestly, this is just a friendly little shout-out from your friends down in the knitting basket. We miss you and wanted to say hello.

We also know how you feel about New Year's Resolutions. Many is the time we've heard your rant on how they never seem to come to fruition and that they cause more pressure than they do encouragement. The sock without toes can almost repeat it verbatim. Really, it's quite well done. He does your voice almost perfectly. If you ever get the chance, you should stop by and listen to it sometime. The shawl you said you'd have done for Christmas laughs so hard she can barely hold onto her lifelines.

No. We are not here to suggest that you suddenly take up the making of resolutions. Far be it from us to tell you how to live your life. We merely want to remind you of our existence and of how much we miss you. It would be nice to spend some time with you again.

So, should you ever decided to make a resolution, we'd appreciate it if you'd give us a little consideration. We have been here in the knitting basket for a long time. We are patient, but it is still hurtful to be forgotten. No one is admitting anything, but it is possible that there are even a few things in here from 2007 and 2008. Some might even be older. It's hard to tell, though. You know how the handknits can be. They don't ever want to admit their true ages.

However, that thing trimmed in fun fur needs to accept reality. She's fooling no one.

Again, we absolutely do not want you to feel any pressure whatsoever. This missive is all about wishing you a very Happy New Year and good knitting in 2010. Hoist a glass of diet cola for us tonight, dear knitter! We join you in ringing in a glorious new 365!

And if you happen to resolve to finish a few knitted projects this year, we wouldn't object.

With Love,
The Gang Down In The Knitting Basket


I see their point. I really do. And, while I won't make an actual resolution, I suppose I could admit that it might be necessary to consider finishing some of that stuff. Not the fun fur, though. Some things are best left unfinished. Other items, however, really should be off the needles this year. If nothing else, it would clear out some space.

I can't make any promises, though. I've got another note from the spinning wheel and it doesn't look to be nearly as nicely worded. I may need to attend to that situation first...

Happy New Year, everyone!

SA

14 comments:

rew said...

love!!! Truly made me laugh :)
guiltily lol

kmkat said...

Finish or frog. That's my motto for 2010...

trek said...

Wow, your hand-knits mouth off, too. Wonder where they all got typing lessons. Nah, they probably all use the "hunt and knit", I mean, "peck" method.

Happy 2k+10!

Beth said...

Very funny! I laughed especially hard about the thing trimmed in fur.

Happy New Year!

Julia G said...

Happy New Year, Sheepie! Let us not speak of the fun fur phase, we've all been there!

Kath said...

Oh gods - I hear enough whining and grief from the the cats, if the knitting started talking back I think I'd lose my mind. Truly - the stuff of nightmares!

(But damn funny!)

Mouse said...

Happy New Year Sheepie!

Mia said...

a good laugh while reading Sheepies blog is as good a way as any to start the new year..

hehehe and fun fur? really? hehehe

Karen said...

Happy New Year. I was sorry to read about your sweater. I'm sure the next one will go well.

Teri S. said...

As I was reading your NYE post, I started to feel a trifle guilty, especially at the part where the unfinished knits saying how hurtful it is to be forgotten for years. Yikes...they could be talking to me!

Here's to finishing at least some UFOs this year (or finally facing reality). Happy New Year!

Elaine said...

What kmkat said.....

Happy New Year, Ms Sheepie! May it be a fun, healthy one for you.

Knitting Linguist said...

Heehee! You've got some seriously articulate UFOs there ;)

Julie said...

Happy New Year, Sheepie!

Donna Lee said...

They're sounding pretty pitiful there. And if they're literally on the needles, they're armed with pointy sticks. You might want to consider their suggestions.....

I forced (really forced) myself to finish something before starting anything else. And now I only have 1 sweater, 1 pair of thrummed mittens and two pairs of socks in progress. Not too bad.