It’s Wednesday, and I’ve been eager to get back to regular Unraveled posts, hosted by As Kat Knits for bloggers to share what they’re crafting and reading on in a given week.
The trouble is, I’ve once again fallen into the habit of staying up too late, and not doing any bedtime reading … so no new books to share. (Though, I think I might start an Audible trial — listening to books while knitting could be a good thing for me at the moment!)
And I had thought I might be able to show you a shot of my joined up Starting Point, or, if I was very lucky, another WIP that had started getting attention in the wake of my imminent completion of the shawl.
Ha ha ha.
My Starting Point looks virtually the same as it did on Monday, with maybe three extra rows on the second piece. Not because I’ve only knit three rows since Monday. Oh no. I’ve learned, for the millionth time, that knitting from a non-happy place is no way to knit. In my continued impatience to just. get. done., I just kept making mistakes, which culminated in my having to rip back a whole big band of color in a fit of anger last night.
It’s moments like these when I need to remind myself: this is my hobby. I do it for the love of it and to help me relax.I mean, what’s going to happen if it takes me a few days longer to knit this shawl? (To be clear: I for sure was not calm and philosophical last night post-frogging!)
So, in the spirit of that, let’s pause and smell the roses. Literally. The research library I’m working at this summer is closed to the public on Tuesdays. I like to walk some in the gardens each day, but Tuesdays are particularly nice as they are extra quiet. I took my camera on a walk around the rose and herb gardens yesterday — I think I might try to do this in one of the different gardens each week so you can see some of the loveliness too (I’ve shared some about the amazing cactus garden in a post last year)
Happy Wednesday, and I’ll be back with more knitting and a better knitting attitude soon. Especially as my little sister arrives for a week-long visit tomorrow!!!! Lots to be excited about 🙂