Knitting Motivation and Time Limits
I chuckle to myself that the first photo is always the best photo when I go through the series of shots. Above is my dad's pond. I wish I could capture the quiet and peace that goes along with the still waters.
The rest of the photos are at my sister's house. I am recovered from the sweets and treats that goes along with Easter. The sugar detox takes a few days, oh how I remember in my twenties eating anything and not a pound was gained. Where are those days??
Yesterday I was thinking about how I motivate myself with my various knitting projects and completing them in a "timely" manner. I'm sure we all have one that is just difficult to knit through. When that happens, I think WHY. Why is it difficult? Why am I not thrilled with the project?
I am currently working on a lace weight scarf and the wool is an alpaca silk blend. I'm finding it quite tiresome. If I ask myself the questions my answers would be--the yarn is slippery and fidgety so I have to concentrate on not loosing stitches. That is why my heart sighs when I pick it up.
My next question and serious one is "do I want to frog it? rip it all out?" The answer is no. I love the way it looks and I know the knitting will be worth it in the end. I motivate myself by working on it for fifteen minutes to a half hour....and then I can put it down. Most of the time, I find my rhythm and keep going past the time limit.
|my sister's work space!|
And here is my challenging knit: