Rolling with the punches...

So I've recently abandoned my Xmas gift project for my bf. Started an afghan for him, though we broke up tonight, so I won't be working on that or thinking of afghans for a bit. Knitting's gonna get me through this break up though. Gonna hit the yarn store today and see what I come up with...will you keep guys posted as to what's to come.


bobinthebul's picture

Sorry to hear about the breakup! Knitting really helped me through a rough on; it's not as if it makes you "forget" but somehow just having something to focus the mind on helps me get through things.

santaml's picture

Beak ups suck. I feel for your. haveing a good circle of friend and some thing to keep you distracted is good. It will keep you sain during this time. Let us know how things are going.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's too bad. Sorry it ended. Keeping your hands busy can help you cope. Hope you do better soon. Take care.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

AKQGuy's picture

Knitting can be wonderfully relaxing... Just remember to relax. I find sometimes when I do something that allows my wind to wander, I can let it get fixated. My dogs have always been a great help through break ups. Not only just to babble to and they'll never tell about those secret horribly mean and nasty thoughts you occasionally have (Hey, I gave him 6 months to get his crap and spare car keys before I sent them to the dump), but also to just walk. That's right, to walk. I find when I'm having a hard time with something to get out in the fresh air with a couple faithful hounds and get a couple miles in just makes me feel better.

Good luck and remember there's a bunch of guys here that know what you're going through. Besides, if he couldn't appreciate you knitting and not "being in the moment" with him, he doesn't deserve a knitting spouse.


scottly's picture

Haven't you heard the Never Knit for Your Boyfriend rule? You can only knit for husbands without horrible consequences. ;-)

kiwiknitter's picture

This reminds me of the book "Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (unless you've got the ring)" by Judith Durant. It's a fun read and has some great patterns.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

jessemkahn's picture

knit one, heal two! get your knit on and be well.

eaco24's picture

Thank you all for the support. After an afternoon of wasting away on the couch I went to the yarn store and got some yarn for a lace project called mystic forest....

Bill's picture

That's a beautiful's in my "faves"....

eaco24's picture

Isn't it? I'm making a swatch of a single motif...It's actually not as tricky as I thought it'd be. Wish I had pointier needles though for those nupps...grrr

MMario's picture

shhhhhhhhhh! Don't let on how easy lace is.....

nupps have 'bout a gazillion little tricks for making them easier - among others, try slipping half the loops, purling the remainder together and then passing the slipped loops over....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Bill's picture

if you're not careful, Leo...people are going to learn that you know a great deal about lace knitting!

MMario's picture

but learn more with every project....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation