Knitting progress over a busy weekend

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Another hectic weekend just done and dusted. There were several hours of gardening and today I ache practically all over! We visited the mother in law too which is exhausting in other ways but I still managed to get a bit of knitting done. A few rows on a car journey and a big stretch one evening. There would be more but it’ been ripped back twice after discovering extra yarn overs in places there shouldn’t have been.

Knitting is my reward – this time making the weekend better after having to do chores. There has been a lot written about the therapy of knitting. Your brain is made to work in different ways, one way to work out a pattern, another to count, it is tactile, physically feeling the yarn feeding through your fingers, hopefully enjoying seeing the colour and shape of what you are uniquely making, to calm you without distraction, to switch off from the thrusts of today’s modern living. All these have been described as being ‘mindful’ or ways of ‘mindfulness’. I subscribe to all these and add ‘to teach you patience’. You sure have to be patient when ripping and reknitting!

I often throw down WIPs in frustration if they go wrong. I have been known to hide them from myself for days, years even. Today I shall revisit at least one and see if I can make progress on it. I will be working two projects together, not giving up on one nor the other.

What’s been the progress in your world, crafty or otherwise?

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8 thoughts on “Knitting progress over a busy weekend

    tierneycreates said:
    May 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    That is good to make yourself revisit those WIPs that you set aside. I need to do that someday too!

      tinaor responded:
      May 15, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Tierneycreates – It is! However after I wrote this entry I popped into my craft room, looked at my WIPs then got distracted slightly. I ended up sorting out kntiting patterns instead, planning more projects! I guess that ‘sorted’ out something, just not quite the ‘something’ I’d planned that afternoon. Luckily there are more days in this week so I will tackle the WIPs again

        tierneycreates said:
        May 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        It is fun though to play in our craft area and I am always guilty of planning future projects when I start looking through my supplies πŸ™‚

    quiteayarnblog said:
    May 14, 2019 at 6:27 am

    You have a good plan for dealing with your WIPs and also enjoying the mindfulness part of knitting. I use knitting as my reward pretty often too πŸ™‚

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    May 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve learnt over the years to rip out immediately – otherwise I either do it in the end or it bugs the hell out of me forever if I don’t.

      tinaor responded:
      May 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Dartmoor yarns – I could learn from that!

        Dartmoor Yarns said:
        May 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

        πŸ™‚ I think it’s about giving yourself a bit of tough love!

    tinaor responded:
    May 15, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Quiteayarnblog – I would love to encourage more people to use knitting and other crafts as forms of mindfulness. When I knit not only does it ground me but it brings back lovely memories of knitting as a child and seeing my mum and my nan both sitting, knitting and chatting. It’s almost like going back to the innocence of childhood yet also being a ‘grown up’ too as I’m the one doing the making now!

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