Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Sofa Issue

I guess I only blog on Tuesdays now.

This past month has been odd, which is why the lack of crafting and blogging about crafting.  As usual, everything has decided to happen at once.  My friends and I all seem to be going through a period of transition, though it's hard to figure out exactly from what to what, and suddenly stuff that was figured out and taken care of is up in the air.

Times like this are weird because they so clearly illustrate how impermanent everything in your life really is and they make you go all introspective and emo.  As clich√© as Palahniuk's Fight Club has become, there's always been that line about the sofa that's stuck with me long past the expiration of the book's cultural relevance:

"You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life.  Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled."

That's how I've been feeling lately--like I thought I had this sofa issue handled, and now all of a sudden it's a big question mark again.

On the one hand, it's a little stressful.  On the other much-more-Zen hand, it's good to be reminded that regardless of how comfortable you might be at the moment, the sofa issue is never really handled.  It's easy to forget that there's never a definitive answer or solution for anything because life is nothing but impermanent and ever-changing, and while you might have figured out your job or your housing or your hobbies for now, eventually those things will all change.  They have to, and the only thing you can do is try to be prepared.


In any case, my lack of blogging and motivation to blog or make things worth blogging about is just like everything else: temporary.  Adam mentioned to me that he's doing a festival soon and will have extra booth space, and he suggested that Brisk and I come along for the day.  I said maybe I'd make a bunch of finger puppets, and then Adam remembered that he has a box of mannequin hands (who knows why...) that would make for a pretty awesome display.  It'd be worth it even if no one bought any, so I think my puppet army might actually come to fruition now that I have a goal and a timetable to put it on.

The cowl I was working on is still unfinished, and I'm really not sure what I'm going to think about it when it's done.  It could wind up being another project that gets all the way to the bind off before I finally decide it's stupid and frog it, or just as easily could wind up awesome.

I guess the only way to know for sure is to pick up my needles and get the thing done.  Like most things.


  1. You know that I own "the fight club robe," right?

  2. what is the fight club robe?

  3. The first rule of the fight club robe is you don't talk about the fight club robe.