It is the last day of March. Not sure if that means anything to anyone, I just thought it was a good opening statement. More importantly it is a Thursday and that means it is time to show you my sock progress. Of which there is some. I know I say that every week, you’d better get used to it.
I’ve knitted through two colour changes though so that is making me feel good. That’s the best bit of knitting this sock, I don’t know what I would have done if I had chosen a solid colour yarn! These sock posts would have been written in a completely different tone of voice. I would go to put the knitting down but as I did so I would see that it wasn’t long before the next colour and I’d pick it right back up. Perhaps that says something about my personality type. Like I need consistent rewarding to motivate me to keep doing something. Sounds about right…
This week my attitude has changed towards this sock. At first I wasn’t that over the moon about it. I’ve heard this to be called second sock syndrome. I get it completely. But I figured I’ll just go ahead a knit through the boredom so that it gets done. I also thought that posting an update each Thursday would help me focus on the goal. Accountability. However, this week I have enjoyed sitting down with it. I have enjoyed watching it grow. It’s grown on me too; I really like this yarn. Not just the fact that it is stripy, but its texture is nice to hold. It’s all getting better.
I spent the whole Easter weekend in Scotland for a wedding and I managed to get a bit of knitting in during the gaps and in the evenings. I mentioned in my previous post about the hotel we stayed at having a gentleman’s smoking lounge. It did have a smoking room, with ashtrays scattered on mahogany furniture but it didn’t define itself as a men only area thank-god. I’m sure it is illegal to smoke inside though? Maybe Scotland has different laws on the smoking ban? Anyway, when I got home on Monday evening I just collapsed and knitted for a while. I like the self absorbing nature of it -not having to talk and smile at people – I was so tired of doing that for four days! And I also began getting a bit antsy about not being able to do my own thing too. I don’t like being on other peoples timetables. I’ll get on with it sure, but I do not like it! Even though I’m having a good time I’m still thinking about projects I could be working on. Like a low level anxiety. Do you know what I mean?
Last week I told you about the peanut m&ms cravings. They are gone now. At the wedding there was a basket of chocolate bars that was restocked daily and it was all complimentary! I helped myself to be polite. I’m really polite. Anyway now I feel a little sickly about chocolate and my skin didn’t like the sugar either. I bought quinoa and fruit at the supermarket yesterday (of which I ran to) as a remedy.
I heard this productivity tip recently, which says that you should marry together bad habits with good habits.Say you want to knit more and watch less TV, you should only watch TV while you knit. So I got Netflix. It could go either way.
Happy last day of March peeps!