…no it’s not a page turner. and it’s definitely not one of my coveted 5 star reads. but when I closed out my fourteenth journal this morning, I was certainly curious.
|journal #14 … the yarn story|
back on february 12 when I started it, here’s what I wrote:
I hope journal #14 tells a similar story about knitting for others. but maybe not knitting quite so much. and definitely getting back to sweaters. we’ll see.
|journal #14 …the project story|
today, I tallied the results.
*20 projects – one less than last time
*7 for others – three less…but this time didn’t include the rogovin birthday cycle or christmas (but I do have five charity hats in that total – that’s good!)
*7 “sweaters”… and I have two on the needles now. I think that slump is definitely behind me.
*9,912 yds = 5.63 mi ~ 1/2 mile more than last time – oops!…but it felt like less.
funny, I knit more yards but it felt like less. and I’m not really sure why (especially because those last few silk/linen projects did a number on my neck/shoulder..and my nails!) I’d like to think it’s balance. I’ve added a few more things to my schedule (good things, like lunches with katie, and pilates, and more volunteer work) …but maybe it’s really just that the 14th journal took me 146 days, and the 13th was just 131? a two week difference? yeah, I’d believe it. same pace. at a much different time of year. I still need to slow down.
and maybe I will. I started journal 15(!!!!) with a currents list. and of course it didn’t fill up the whole page so I added…thoughts about hopes and dreams and all the good things I’ll see before I turn 50 in november. know that I’m knitting because I love it. and not just because I don’t have anything better to do!