Sitting and knitting – finding time to rest

Sitting and knitting | Growing Spaces

This weekend I plan to be indulging in my latest obsession: knitting. I’ve just finished a manically busy few weeks of work. The adrenaline that’s been getting me through each day has suddently stopped flowing, and intense exhaustion – mental and physical – has hit. I’m not great at sitting still and taking things easy, but my body really isn’t giving me much of a choice. Which is where knitting comes in.

I can crochet (ish), but I haven’t given knitting a proper go since I was about ten years old. Then, last month, my mother-in-law gave a birthday gift of a set of knitting needles, a pattern for a gorgeous scarf (this one from DROPS Design), and the yarn I needed to make it, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m found it such a great activity for really forcing me to sit and relax. It’s also been beneficial when it comes to shaking up my evening routine – now I can often be found listening to podcasts while I’m knitting, instead of zoning out in front of the telly. There’s something really soothing about the repetitive action,  and I’m actually enjoying the process so much that when I ended up having to unpick everything I’d done just after I took these photographs (I’d misread the pattern from the start), I wasn’t nearly as distraught as I thought I’d be. In fact, the scarf is looking even better second time around!

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I’m going to add this post to this month’s Create Make Share linky. If you’ve been busy creating something – from a craft project to a room makeover – why not head over and share your link, too?

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