QOTD (Question of the day)

grandcarriage's picture

I'm digging myself out of things that "need to be done". (Don't ask).

With Portland entering it's rainy autumn, I want to be knitting more, and I've gotten A LOT of repair/retailoring work lately. If I can get it all done, I should clear a month's rent in one week. BOOYAH!

QOTD:

I've discovered that I forget to eat when I'm working on a project, but I seem to have no problem drinking tea/coffee. Are you project days "Feast or Famine"? I just remembered, the last time I knit for a living, I weighed about 40 pounds less. I don't know if that's cause I didn't have enough business to feed myself, or that I forgot to eat. LOL.

Comments

Aaronknits's picture

I can sit down with knitting

I can sit down with knitting and a cup of coffee and the coffee will go cold before I even remember I have it. I never ignore my stomach though. it's almost impossible to do.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

If I am really absorbed in a

If I am really absorbed in a project - or an extremely good book - I find I forget to eat and drink. (Or get up and move around---rough on these older joints). However, the backlash is that I sometimes want to eat photos of food to make up for it. The other flip side is when I get so super-frustrated on a design I want to eat as compensation. Either way, lots of will power is important. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

I'm far less inclined to eat

I'm far less inclined to eat or to want to eat anything when I crochet or knit. Long may that state of affairs last!

DavidAtlGA's picture

Several years ago I often

Several years ago I often found myself sitting in front of the boob-tube with a continuous hand-to-mouth motion... That is when I decided I needed an activity that would kept my hands (and mind) busy. I taught myself to knit and voila, the problem was solved. So, yes, I definitely see knitting as an activity that slows down the food intake... Hell, I depend on it!

However, what was started as a means to an end has ended up as a serious addiction... I work from home full time and having knitting projects strewn everywhere! At my desk (conference calls are the best for getting a project done), in the den, by the bed... My partner thinks I have opened a knit shop in our home... Of course, I am in heaven!

Best of luck!

grandcarriage's picture

Violists unite! Knitting

Violists unite! Knitting violists are the coolest of the cool!

QueerJoe's picture

The focus of knitting used

The focus of knitting used to make me disregard everything...food, posture, pets...and yes even coffee.

But now I use certain milestones in my knitting as the chance to reward myself with a latte, or something to eat.

purlyman's picture

I'd have to say that I've

I'd have to say that I've never had a day that was feast or famine with knitting. When I'm working on something like refinishing a piece of furniture, building a deck, laying floors... something like that... it's definitely famine. I will work work work and just totally forget to eat. I won't forget coffee though... first things first!!

purlyman's picture

I'd have to say that I've

I'd have to say that I've never had a day that was feast or famine with knitting. When I'm working on something like refinishing a piece of furniture, building a deck, laying floors... something like that... it's definitely famine. I will work work work and just totally forget to eat. I won't forget coffee though... first things first!!

New York Built's picture

Back in my "salad days", so

Back in my "salad days", so to speak, I was a pastry chef with Restaurant Associates at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fountain Restaurant. When I cooked for a living I was 50 lbs heavier. Butter was just absorbed directly through my hands. Having learned that, now I just apply chocolate silk pie, pomme pate sucre or Charlotte Russe directly on my thighs when I have a knitting jag. Saves me the bothersome trouble of chewing, and all the unabsorbed stuff washes off down the floor drain when I need more stash.

"If I have a little extra money, I buy yarn, fiber books, and knitting supplies. I get food with what's left over."