So I've been swamped with stuff lately. Nothing in particular, but sometimes life just gets compressed and well, there we have it, no time to blog and, err, no real time to knit. My projects are fractured and my patience wears thin. It so happens that I don't have a project that is a driving knitting force right now (that means "obsession"), which means that I have the time to devote to the other stuff, stuff that, quite frankly demands to be done. Don't get me wrong, I've been knitting! But not the satisfying kind of creating that I had grown accustom to ...
It's at these times that I feel most like the beginner that I truly am. I don't seem to be able to just pick up some socks (haven't actually knit myself any yet), or successfully whip up a hat (I tried but then got stuck b/c I don't have the right size dpn and no time to get some), and the wonder of finishing a project eludes me (I'm held hostage right now by a button band/neck band thingy that I just can't figure out properly).
So, tomorrow is knit night with the merry band of stitchers and I hope to find the support and focus to get on track. No errands to run, no kids to keep track of, no piles of laundry to deal with, no company to entertain and clean up after ... (and maybe no dangling prepositions ... geez, I was an English major ...).
It's time to settle a bit and retreat for some calmness and inner focus. Breathe in, breathe out, I'm ready to knit those lace socks my friends!