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Friday, April 8, 2016

Knitting as Calm

I feel like I've been juggling a lot of different things lately-lots of different projects on needles, lots of books in progress, lots of half-baked ideas. The past couple of weeks have been a little overwhelming at times, and it's difficult to see what exactly is stressing me out because there's so much of everything going on.

I've been keeping my Rios Scraps Cowl next to my bed, in easy reach to do a row or two as I need. I recently picked it up for an entire hour and finished this latest section, and I'm trying to decide which color to add next. It's by far the easiest and most soothing project I have going right now, my own little oasis of calm.

I finally have my knitting retreat next weekend, and it couldn't be coming at a better time for me. I have no clue what projects I'm going to bring to work on, but I'm really looking forward to getting away and just hanging out with my fiber friends for a few days.


  1. your knitting retreat will be amazing! So jealous. I too feel like I'm trying to keep a million things going at once, and as a result sort of half-assing all of them. I think it comes with the territory of being female. We're always trying to do too many things.

  2. I am so with you as I feel pulled in a million directions. My WIPs are evidence of that. Why do we do that to ourselves?
    Can't wait to hear about your retreat!

  3. That is a beautiful knit on the needles!

  4. I really like the idea of having a calming project on the go - sometimes it can feel like the pressure's on to complete stuff and then it becomes less enjoyable. This is looking lovely. Hope the knitting retreat is a good break for you! :)

  5. I'm desperately trying to get a bunch of projects for our Christmas in April this weekend, plus all of the other projects I would like to be working on as well, so I hear ya!

    This scarf is looking gorgeous! What colour are you considering next? I love that orange... :D