Friday, January 23, 2015

Taking It Slow

I wondered last week if I was getting into a knitting funk, and I think I may have. There is still knitting getting done, to be sure, but not as much as usual. I just haven't felt like it very much, or I've only felt like getting a couple of rounds of something done instead of a full chart repeat.
There's a part of all of us, I think, that struggles with not feeling like doing something we love. On the one hand, knitting is a huge part of my identity. On the other, it's my hobby and no one is making me do it. So when I feel like taking it slow for a while, the only person I'm letting down is myself, and I need to let go of that and be happy with where I am.

I did get several new books this week, all by my absolute favorite author of all time, Caitlin R. Kiernan. I have some other stuff out from the library, but I'm looking forward to moving on to these soon as well.
I'm also not feeling bad about taking less time to knit, because next week I am headed off to a three-day fiber arts retreat. There will be knitting, and spinning, and some dyeing workshops, and it was a blast last year. I'm really looking forward to it, and I want to be in tip-top shape when I go. So if that means taking a couple of slow weeks in order to get the most out of next weekend, I can be okay with that.

2 comments:

  1. There's no harm in taking knitting a bit more slowly sometimes. It IS supposed to be fun and a hobby, so whenever I feel pressured to knit, it's a sure sign that I should take a step back and see it for what it really is. After all, knitting is supposed to relax, not stress.

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  2. so jealous of your fiber retreat! never feel bad for taking a break from your hobby, it should be fun !

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