But, then the baby became a teething running toddler, and finding pockets of time
to knit became a thing of the past.
realizing the Christmas knitting that I diligently planned out in May (slow
knitter here!) was not coming along as I wanted. I had a couple of productive weeks where I finished up a few projects that were sitting around, and then I just
a new hat this week. I use this pattern because it is free, and really easy to alter. It is just a basic rib pattern, and works really well in the winter for my kids.
time than I actually have. Even though
we all have 168 hours in a week, I try and convince myself I actually have
186…and every time it doesn’t work out…surprise surprise.
items for Christmas this year, I think that it might be time to step back and
not put that pressure on myself.
was so relaxing and fun. I didn’t have
children and I had all the time in the world.
Now, after three children, I still love to knit, but I don’t find as
much time, or I don’t prioritize as much time, to knitting as I once did, yet I
still write out knitting goals like I do have all the time in the world.
do a couple rows here and there, I became sad and angry that I couldn’t get
more done. I want to get back to that
happiness of knitting, because it is something that I dearly love. And so I had to give myself permission to not
knit for a while, and to not feel bad about it.
fall, and that probably is manageable, but it won’t be manageable if I am also
trying to knit scarves, mitts and toys for Christmas as well.
have time for – I still spend a good deal of time nursing, and cuddling
children, and reading on the kindle app on my phone is an amazing technological
advance that I will continue to take full advantage of.
the book. I thought from the title that
maybe it wouldn’t work for me – I have long discovered I cannot do anything
perfectly; but the book starts out talking about work, and how we can throw
ourselves so much into work that we tend to then overcompensate in other areas
of our life.
into my blog, something that I can see results from, that I often will spend so
much time working on it, that I can’t see everything else right in front of
me. I keep thinking “I just need to do
x, and then I can relax.” The problem is
that x keeps changing, and relaxing never seems to happen.
am nodding my head every time I read a new paragraph. Definitely recommend it!
on creatively? Do you have any amazing