Therapy

Sometimes my addiction to yarn and needles gets in the way of what’s really important to the day, like what project I’ll work on. I could realistically sit for hours and knit. My sock is coming along fabulously and the yarn is so yummy to work with. I have an unfinished sweater that calls me every once in a while. My lime green lace scarf is the yummiest of all, and oh so soft. I can’t wait to wrap it around my neck, or better yet, give it to someone who will appreciate it.

I remember when my kids were small and the hours of trying to keep them busy with various craft projects. I could never entertain the idea of sitting down to knit, never mind I didn’t have the energy or the know-how. Who knew that knitting could be so therapeutic. Sitting for hours wrapped up in K2 P2 stitches, can erase all the stress I have encountered throughout the day. So maybe a young mom with young kids should take up knitting. Especially during naptime when the kiddos are all snuggled in their beds, and you, the mom, sit down and relax with a yummy ball of yarn and some dpn’s, or double pointed needles as they are referred to. I wish I had taken up knitting so many years ago.

My day is filled with knitting. I don’t have structure, but I have plenty of time. My thought invade me as I sit, and many things come to mind like should I get a structured j.o.b. Maybe not! Maybe . . . Yes? I think if I had structure in my day, I would have the motivation to complete those unfinished tasks like promoting my novel to potential agents. That’s something that has been left to lye for far too long. It’s important that my book gets in the hands of my readers. I just hope that my lack of structure in my day doesn’t deter me from getting this task done . . . While all the while I knit.

Thoughts?

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2 thoughts on “Therapy

  1. I am also a knitter so I empthaize completely. There are some Sundays that my husband will say, “It’s like 3:00 honey. Are you going to shower today?”
    Knitting is rejuvenating….most of the time 🙂

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