Friday, January 4, 2008

Knitting Away the Stress

Being an engineer, stress is a natural part of the job. Add to that all the stress of just living life and I get a little wound up at times....okay a lot wound up. So, I've adopted the attitude that rather than binge on cookies and chips, I will keep my mind and hands busy with my hobbies.

Sometimes it jewelry making, sometimes it's scrapbooking and sometimes writing. Lately, the hobby of choice has been knitting. I find that concentrating on a pattern and working to finish a project really keeps my mind calm. And it keeps me from becoming the angry office 'B'.

But I sometimes procrastinate on starting a project. I will buy the book or pattern, get all the yarn I need and then nothing happens. Hanks of yarn have been lurking at the back of my closet for months with the fact that they have not been wound into balls my excuse for not starting those projects.

Well, last night I put aside that excuse and I sat and watched TV as I wound 7 balls of yarn that have been waiting for me to get into gear. A couple of those skeins wound into pretty big balls. No more excuses!



  1. Good for you! I should learn from your example...I've been using cheap yarn for presents because I just can't get motivated to wind the nice stuff. Maybe I'll do some this weekend.

    By the way, you're a writer too? We have a lot in common! What kinds of things do you write?

  2. Kesha, thanks for the comment. I have been wanting to get into writing for sometime. I used to write quite often but mostly I've only produced poetry. I have a few ideas in mind for books, but for now I'm just concentrating on increasing the amount I write each day and trying to work on content more. That's one of the reason I started this blog. Please continue to stop by and give me comments on what you think. I would love to know more about you as well.

  3. welcome to blogland, lady :)

    i totally have a pile of yarn that needs to be wound so i can start projects... one of these days!

    OTOH, i have enough already wound to keep me busy the rest of the month..