Thursday, January 24, 2008

An effort

So I am going to attempt to reduce my purchasing. Lately I have been getting all sorts of things that I want, many of which were needed. Some of which were not. I now sit here surrounded by UFOs of more than just the knitty kind. I have four skirts, one that is even for me, cut out waiting to be sewn. I have fabric for three aprons, two for me, waiting to be cut and sewn. There are logs and woodins and sweaters and sock yarn and that mystery felting project all just waiting. Several of these need only a small amount to be finished. Just a smudge as A would say. There is also my new video game Legend of Zelda The Phantom Hourglass to be finished. I'm about halfway done and I would say that this and my daughter's Lego Star Wars game have contributed to some other projects' neglect. Sweaters don't have rewards until you finish the whole thing. Even if it is just an electronic boat prow or extra heart container that makes you harder to kill.

The theory here is that if I finish my projects I will have new things without actually purchasing anything else. We in the US have so much stuff. Generally in our house we try to mostly upgrade rather than just aquire new, new things, although it does happen. Really we have everything we need and our wants are few. Not a lot of keeping up with the Joneses here. That said I have a weakness for textiles, whether it be woolen or plant, woven or waiting to be knit. I see the potential and next thing I know I'm at the register. The plan is to avoid stores that sell anything other than food for a couple of months and see how I do.

Today, however, is a day for laundry, mopping, and the cleaning of fish tanks. I have a few other things going on as well. I will have some knitting time later. Perhaps I can force myself to pull out the sewing machine this evening and get started on some of that too.

Does the new season of Survivor start tonight?