I'm sure you are asking yourself, "has she made any progress on that scarf?" And the answer would be yes! Unfortunately, the progress that I have made is still quite small. But, progress is progress, and seeing as how I am not in a huge rush to get this done, I am enjoying knitting a few rows here and there, and that seems to be working well. Would I like to finish it soon, yes.
I decided that I would try and knit just one thing at a time for a while. I have this habit of casting on many different projects. Most of my projects are mindless knitting, but once in a while I will have a pretty lace pattern that I want to use for a shawl, or find a really cute sweater to knit for the kids. What ends up happening though is that I have a project in every room of the house, and none of them get finished...well they do...but it takes quite some time. I'm not sure knitting one project only is fixing that trend either...
Currently I am reading Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford. It is an interesting read. I am not too far along in it as of yet. I can't decide if it is a book that I should plow through or savor slowly. She has action steps and reflections after each story and at the end of each chapter. And right in the introduction it says that it is meant for a yearlong journey. I'm not that patient though. I will probably read it straight through and then go back and try and get a handle on the action steps.
It is an interesting concept, becoming a hands free mama. I believe that all mamas have such a hard time juggling everything on our plates, whether you stay at home all day, work outside the home, have an outside job but work in the home, it is a struggle! There are so many *things* vying for your attention every minute of the day, and to try to pick which ones are the priority is difficult. I like the idea of putting down the to-do list (which never seems to be completely checked off anyways), and enjoy life more. It is so easy to be caught up in getting "just one more item" done that we sometimes forget why we are doing all of these tasks to begin with.
Have you read Hands Free Mama? What is your take on the to-do list? Knitting many projects or one at a time? I would love to know!