I've begun to think of "slogging" as a knitting term even though it applies to whatever you are working on. As I work my way through a list of household projects, as well as my current knitting projects, the definition above feels like the story of my life. Even though I am slowly checking items off the spring cleaning list (Isn't it worth making a list just to get that little bit of joy from crossing items off?) as well as seeing some progress on my husband's Klaus sweater, I don't feel like I am getting anywhere.
As far as the cleaning goes, progressing "against resistance" says it all. It doesn't matter how long I've been doing this parenting/stay-at-home mom thing (I prefer to be known as "the household C.E.O."), I can't get used to the fact that as I clean out closets and do the deep cleaning, dishes keep appearing in the sink and laundry keeps piling up . . . huh, imagine that! I just have to remind myself of what my friend Angie once jokingly said when I was lamenting about never feeling caught up, "When you're caught up, you're dead!" It's so true, isn't it? I have a coffee mug to go with the sentiment:
|My favorite mug. It's faded.|
|Here is the same logo |
on a fridge magnet
so you can see it better.
It will be worth it though. I made some progress after all, and it's turning out as beautifully as I hoped:
The good news is my husband is off on a fishing trip today, and I'm going to use that as an excuse to play hooky from the spring cleaning for at least part of the day. So I hope to show you some progress on both projects tomorrow. He has chosen a second mushroom-dyed yarn as the contrast color for the stripes on the sleeves of his Klaus, so I'm off to wind more of my hand-dyed yarn and to get some knitting in.