Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On Frustration

Yesterday, I scooted out of school after the last bus took the kids away. I had plans of productivity running through my head. Mostly because I didn't feel like I got enough knitting done over the three day weekend. See, there's lots of inventory to build up right now and knitting is not exactly the fastest kid on the playground, so it is kind of slow going. Which can be frustrating.

When I got home yesterday I finished up a bow-tie scarf I'd been working on and another pom-pom hat and then I stared dumbly at my yarn. I tried to start another hat, then I looked at my stash, then I did my dishes, then I looked at my stash, then I cleaned the bathroom, then I looked at my stash. I was completely uninspired, I couldn't get anywhere. It's kind of a desperate time to be unproductive, uninspired, and unmotivated. (Am I starting to make up words here? Just go with me, ok?) And so I gave up. I put down the knitting needles, I turned off the tv, and I curled up in bed with a book.
I've been really pushing myself lately. And trust me, I know how ridiculous that sounds given that we are talking about knitting not The Middle East Peace Treaty. But I really want to have a lot of inventory for the Craftland show with enough left over to do a few local craft fairs with enough left over to have a functioning Etsy shop with enough left over to start thinking about consigning at another store or two. But, I only have two hands and so many hours in a day. Basically, I need to cut myself a break.
Today after the busses left, I hopped in my car and took the long way home. It is full on autumn here right now. You know, the perfect autumn where the weather is warm but crisp and the trees are these amazing, awe-inspiring colors, and and the sun is bright and you are just happy to be amongst it all. Yeah, that kind of autumn. The kind of autumn that shouldn't be taken for granted. And today I didn't take it for granted, I soaked it up, and when I got home, I knit again.

7 comments:

Maggie said...

Pretty pictures!

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Crunchy Diva said...

maybe there is something in the air i've been having similar feelings...lol. so much i want to do & it doesn't always happen. i either feel tired, or just not feeing the 'muses' or what have you. i agree giving yourself a break will help. good luck.

MB by Brigid said...

thank you maggie!

chrunchy d-not enough hours in the day and sometimes motivation is hard to come by. here's to hoping our mojo comes back!

MB by Brigid said...

thank you maggie!

chrunchy d-not enough hours in the day and sometimes motivation is hard to come by. here's to hoping our mojo comes back!

cotton lab coat said...

love the last picture! Two granny on the bench sooo sweet!

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