Inner Reflections

Today we will be talking about my stress levels and knitting… More specifically how my knitting reflects my stress levels.

I didn't really have a relevant photo to go with this post, so this is an old one of Sass. She looks rather stressed... it applies.

I didn’t really have a relevant photo to go with this post, so this is an old one of Sass.
She looks rather stressed… it applies.

 

I have been listening to quite a few pod-casts lately and I heard something interesting on one, ‘I’m too stressed to work on anything complicated’. This got me thinking about “Yea, I know that feeling.” But really, if I am stressed out, I can’t work on anything really complicated. I just don’t have the motivation! If I have a hard day, I don’t exactly want to sit down with a complicated lace chart, because that isn’t relaxing to me. I enjoy sitting down with something really mind-less.

Perfect projects for this mood are: the body of a sweater, socks, anything with long stretches of stockinet stitch, or ribbing. These projects are things I can either space right out on, or ruminate on solutions to problems. Lately, I find I’ve been knitting a lot of socks, this may be the theme of 2014. Perhaps I won’t be able to knit anything more complicated until after the wedding.
 I am thinking about using these as my 'Save the Dates'

I am thinking about using these as my ‘Save the Dates’

Speaking of wedding, I have been pretty busy with planning. I’ve decided to do a couple things DIY because it is much MUCH cheaper. Paul and I have also been researching Stag and Doe venues. We originally weren’t sure we were going to have one, but we went to a friend’s recently and it was a pretty good time. I know there are a few people who are recently married reading. Any stag and doe tips?