Balancing school, work, running, and regular life stuff has not left me with a whole lot of time to do other stuff, but especially knitting. My friend Ellen and I have knitted together a few times (I think twice) since I moved to Baton Rouge, and beyond that, I have not made much time to knit.
A few weeks ago, we decided to make a day trip to Vicksburg, Mississippi for the first day of a three-day yarn conference called Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip. We both had other commitments this weekend, but going today allowed us to take a class and do some yarn shopping. As it turns out, a knitting mini-vacation did wonders for my stress level, even though we had to travel today. I had a great time learning about short rows in my class this afternoon. Although I didn’t need new yarn, I bought one skein of several types of yarn to try and use for small projects. Based on the colors I chose, this is shaping up to be the year of Mardi Gras-colored knitted items. There was so much fun stuff to look at and buy! The good company and conversation didn’t hurt anything either.
Although the end of this week was already busy (Sandra and I are running a marathon in Arkansas this weekend!) I am glad I made time to do something I love that isn’t sleeping or running. As I told Ellen, if I can continue to become a faster runner, my training runs will take less and less time, and I will be able to devote more time to knitting. At least I think that’s how it works!
Hope springs eternal.
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Something that made today great: Getting my knitting mojo back
Time I woke up: 7:37 am (which was way later than I wanted to wake up)