Wow Wednesday already! This week I’ve been thinking a lot about balance. About how important it is to have the appropriate balance of everything in life. Work – Play, Sleep – Activity, Money – Bills, Being with People – Being Alone, you get the idea. If I start to get to heavy toward one thing I can feel my scales tipping and I get a little wobbly. When that happens I know it’s time to evaluate what’s going on and get things back into perspective. This hasn’t always been easy, but the older that I get the more important it is for me to have the peace and joy that being in balance gives to my life. I realized that I have been spending way too much time on the computer and not enough time crocheting. Now mind you I do both of these things for my own pleasure. I have no deadlines looming or bosses to please, it’s all for me. I find that the computer has a way of eating up the hours leaving me with a headache and the feeling that I haven’t accomplished anything really worth while! So for the rest of the week I’m really going pay attention to how I’m spending my time and how it makes me feel. And then of course make some changes!
Now about those crochet projects! This week I’m working on the Big and Little Granny Throw and the Chevron Lace Cardigan. So where am I at? The B&L is almost done. (Haven’t we heard this before?) I have one more big square to make, hooray! Then I have to whip stitch the littles into bigs and all of them into 2 rows! As long as I keep my focus I should have this done by next Friday. It’s a bummer that the weather is warm now and we won’t actually use it, but it will look good on the back of the couch!
Now the cardigan is another story. I’m a beginner at sweaters. With only two under my belt getting the fit right has been a challenge. And even though this is a top down construction I set the sleeves too low. Twice. The second time I was almost done with the body and after trying it on again I decided that it just wasn’t right. It was hard, but ultimately I want this to be perfect. (well, you know!) I want to wear it and I know if the fit is only so-so it’ll just end up sitting in the wardrobe. Plus I really love the way the yarn looks and feels! (It’s Caron Naturals Spa is Soft Sunshine) So even though I’m basically back to the beginning I’ve learned from my mistakes and I should move quickly once I re-set those sleeves. I did have to give myself a break from it for a few weeks. I just couldn’t take starting over again right away! But now I’m looking forward to having a light-weight little cardi to wear over my summer dresses and I’m ready to roll! There you have it, another Wip Wednesday. Be sure to check out other great projects at Tami’s Amis!
Until next time,
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