Reality vs Ambition
It’s been craziness at the Zahner household. When my boys were little I remember thinking (and daydreaming) about all of the free time I would have once they began school. I think the moment you become a mother, your time ceases to be your own. I know that this is how it should be, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. big sigh.
Between working a lot, lunches, homework, soccer, basketball, reading logs, reminders to brush your teeth, gym clothes, permission slips, fund raisers, LAUNDRY and throwing together some excuse of a dinner, I get to knit! So needless to say, there is limited time. I get all excited about knitting a sweater in a month, and then reality hits. Similar to my goal of finishing an afghan before my new sofas arrived in 8 weeks. That didn’t happen either! My sofas from Kloter Farms are really lovely, and my afghan will be an amazing addition once it is completed. Wool Leaves by Jared Flood knit in Shibui Staccatio
The Raglan Sleeve pullover by Laura Zukaite I began is a beauty, but it is slow going. There are three charts to keep track of, and I keep messing up. I’ve ripped it out twice and began again. It is not difficult knitting, the pattern just needs concentration.
So, to be able to finish a project for our sweater knitalong, I picked up my Honey again. Mindless stockinette is perfect for my life right now. I think the moral of the story is not to put deadlines on knitting. It is for relaxation and not for stress. Be ambitious, but realistic.