Well, nowhere! I’ve been here all along. You probably didn’t even notice that I wasn’t around 🙂
I’ve just been taking a break from posting the past few days. I feel like I’ve been a bit neglectful of my little blog and hate to disappoint 😀
A couple of weekends ago, before the snow hit, I went to Joann’s to pick up more yarn (I had an awesome coupon)! I purchased all the yarn I could possibly need to finish my holiday gifts. I also was able to find the matching yarn to K’s scarf that I had to stop because I ran out of yarn for. I have been working to finish his scarf like it’s nobody’s business and it’s still not quite finished!
Here it is:
Maybe you can’t tell it from the picture, but this thing is a monster 🙂 K wanted it a certain width and length and I’m working hard to make that happen before he leaves for Korea in about a week.
Crocheting for me so far has been a hobby that I have been able to stick with for a few reasons:
- It’s highly rewarding. I caught on quickly and am able to make just about anything if I have the right instructions. I love that kind of satisfaction from a project. It hasn’t been easy for me to find something like this and I’m glad I have 🙂 I’m actually making things that I would wear outside!
- It’s incredibly repetitive. There’s not a ton of thinking involved. Of course there is some, but there’s not too much to overwhelm my OCD self. I can focus somewhat on this, while still watching TV. It helps me to keep enough focus and still be able to relax. Usually when I settle down for the night on the couch and catch up on my latest show, I have to pause the show or get up and leave for whatever reason pops into my head. I have to constantly be busy. Crocheting keeps that part of my mind occupied, while still allowing me to “relax” at the end of the day.
- I’m really good at it. I am impressed by how well my crochet looks and I think it’s because I make certain to keep my stitches tight and to follow instructions exactly. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have an Etsy store 🙂
- Chester loves yarn and he can’t really get injured by pawing my crochet hook 🙂 He has tried to paw the sewing machine while it’s in use….not cool man.
If you have trouble focusing one on thing at a time or anxiety and OCD keep your mind constantly thinking about what needs to be cleaned, or what needs to be picked up, or what you need to do RIGHT NOW, I suggest taking up something like crochet.
Chester has since done some upcycling and made a cat cave out of the gift bag I got from my boss:
How is everyone?
Thanks for reading 😀