Today was the last day for a while that I’ll be able to sleep past 7:15. It’s the last day that I’ll be able to sit on the couch with a knitting project, listening to a couple of podcasts, making something for myself without unanswered business email hanging over my head.
Tomorrow Neil goes back to work, the kids go back to school, and I re-open the shops. While there are certainly enjoyable aspects to both of my little businesses, I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t want to spend another two weeks indulging every creative bone in my body.
I think I’ve exhausted all I want to do knitting-wise, until my new fine-gauge hat loom gets here and I can tackle that Rose Hill Hat once and for all. That will take a few weeks to arrive (they make them to order) and in the meantime, I could very easily pass the time sewing a patchwork mat for the kitchen table in my “everyday napkin” fabrics. Or making a pile of buttons in a new style I was experimenting with before Christmas. In reality, I suspect creative time will be on a backburner while I ship out books and such for a few weeks.
It’s ok. The break will probably do me good, even if it means I’ll have to fill these blog pages with “interesting” non-artsy fodder such as, “I shipped a pile of orders today,” “check it out, my sink is finally clean,” and my personal favorite, “look what crazy thing my 5-year-old did today.”
It’s going to be a great month to read my blog, folks 😀