I'm experiencing one of those times in my life when I want to put an end to certain things (habits, relationships, projects, True Blood, etc) and start something new. I can do that easily — a trait that is not always charming, but sometimes just needs to be done for the better good of my (and sometimes 'your') well-being. And trust me, when I'm over something, it shows —I don't have a strong stomach for sugary sweet facades. After all, I am a former cholita who now checks out counted cross-stitch books at the library.
It pains me to admit this, but I'm so over this granny square blanket! It seems like I've been crocheting it for a year — but it's only been eleven months. I know I'll love it once it's completed, but right now I'm sort of sick of seeing it. I'm at the point where if I don't finish the white borders, join 'em together and frame it with a gorgeous edging by the end of next week, I will end up shoving it, undone, in a locked drawer and throwing away the key! And once it's spread out on the bed looking all pretty, I'm making a break from crocheting.
There are needlework crafts I want to immerse myself in and to go at them with the same abandon as when I was learning to knit n' crochet! I definitely know I need some distance from crochet so I can come back to it later in the year with bright eyes. The color theory I learn with these new crafts will complement my crocheting. And I do have an awesome new ripple pattern for when it's time! I've kicked around the idea of doing the same with knitting, but since it's The Year of Fair Isle, I think I'll keep it going.
As I write this post, I'm thinking of how freakin' glad that I am bringing crafty back into my life. Was a while there when I was craftless and it made me feel pretty crappy. It might sound a bit crazy, but I keep finding myself feeling excited about something—and realizing it's because I'm going to be learning a new craft soon! And these will be projects with a lil' quicker start-to-finish time, which also means a lot more new content here on the blog! I believe it's going to be a lot of fun — so I hope you stick around!