Stress and knitting

I only learned to knit nine months ago, but since then I’ve fallen into the pattern of stressing about unfinished projects. Last night, I knit three rows on the afghan, then set it aside to get ready for bed. I realized that I had no expectations about this particular project, and it was fine to get it done whenever. That realization was nice. I felt relaxed about working on the afghan a little at a time. I decided to treat all my knitting like this. After all, I’ve got more than enough other expectations …both external and internal… supplying plenty of stress, and don’t need my hobby to be another source of the lovely stuff.

Hope I can keep this perspective for a while!

Excuses, excuses… just show me the post, already

I have a bunch of ready-made excuses for why it has been six weeks since I last posted here (trip to New England, work is crazy, no time at home… et cetera, et fracking cetera… weep for me), but none of them matter a bit. Reality is that I could have posted any time, but I ended up watching Battlestar Galactica DVDs or surfing Ravelry instead. I finally did get started on some knitting, continuing ever so slowly on my next set of fingerless gloves (the Cabled Fingerless mitts by Carissa Browning) and starting on the afghan kit that I won at the Charlotte World Wide Knit in Public event a few weeks ago (many props to Charlotte Yarn for the kit and the Charlotte Knitting Guild, which organized the event). But of course I haven’t gotten photos of any of this. Perhaps this weekend I’ll break through the malaise I’ve been stuck in and get moving again. I actually installed a new WordPress blog on my old server at madstone.net. Not sure what I’ll do with yet another blog, but what the hell.