I have a tendency to prefer instant-gratification projects. And so here I am on my second long-term project in as many months, and I find myself dragging, feeling bored and uninspired by the miles of stockinette. There has been grumbling, and a bit of negativity. Ok, a lot of negativity.
But this weekend I decided something: I don’t want to knit unpleasantness into every stitch. This is a gift for my son, and I want it to be made with feelings of affection in mind.
So I decided on a change of attitude. I decided to enjoy the process. I lit a candle, put on my Baroque radio station, and let the peace of the moment wash over me.
I still have a hood, a whole sleeve and a bit of another sleeve to finish. That’s a lot of time for lighting candles and fighting off the urge to grumble, but I think I can do it. And if I can’t, I’ll take a break and dive into a relatively short-term side project until I feel better.
I actually already have one picked out… what can I say? I know me!