Sadly, it is one I have yet to master. Still, I hope to get there one day. Over the years, I’ve discovered there are a few things my soul, if you will, needs.
- To read
- To write
- To knit
- To craft
Yes, I put knitting on its own because it soothes me on a level that other crafts do not. The closest craft that does is crochet. And no, I’m not even getting started on all the other aspects of life that follow with that, like spending time with the hubby, etc.
So why do I bring this up, you ask? Because I’ve just come out of a month of mostly writing and very little else. After which I’ve had to deal with messed up schedule again – with accompanying health-upheaval – which had had its effects on what I’ve been able to do.
And it showed. In my moods at least. It got worse, that antsy, uneasy feeling I get when I haven’t been able to knit for a while. I just feel off in a way that’s difficult to describe, but I know I’ll feel tons better once I pick up my needles and just knit for a while. So that’s what I’ve been doing the last few days: watch TV and knit on my shawl.
I just need to be careful not to focus too much on the knitting, and actually do other stuff as well. That’s the balance part that I haven’t figured out yet ;-). I do better when I balance these things out, yet I seem to still tend toward doing things in cycles. Go figure.
Speaking of knitting, I’m currently engaged in a bit of yarn chicken. I still have a fair amount of yarn left over at this point, but I’ve already hit the point where the pattern says to start the edging. I hope I have enough yarn to do a few more rows of the lace before starting on the edge, though. In part because I would like the shawl to be a little bigger, but mostly because I don’t want to waste any of this lovely yarn. This time I was smart, though. See that little greenish line at the edge, just above my needle? That’s the lifeline I put in in case I don’t make it. Still, fingers crossed I won’t be needing it.
ETA: so I started this post on the 15th and left it in draft, editing it throughout the week, and then posted today on the 21st. *pokes WordPress* go home, you’re drunk.
2 thoughts on “The Art of Balance”
That looks like a lovely pattern. I’ve ordered some beautiful yarn for a shawl (the Holden, you’ve made it too) but now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t try for something a bit more challenging?
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The holden is the more challenging, trust me. Especially if you add beads 😉
Sewanee is very simple, but beautiful.
I’d say start fairly simple (holden is simple enough, but requires more thought than Sewanee does), and work your way up to more complex lace. Yes, I’m taking my own advice lol. One of these days I want to make intricate lace of some sort 😉