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.

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New York Built's picture

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."

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

purlyman's picture

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!!

Frank

purlyman's picture

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!!

Frank

QueerJoe's picture

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.

DavidAtlGA's picture

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 are the coolest of the cool!

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!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

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.

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

Aaronknits's picture

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.