Thursday, June 24, 2010

Progress to report

I haven't quite caught up to the place where I last frogged Mystery Sock, but after taking Tuesday off to sew I'm now about half a repeat away from where I was and the pattern works, this time. Whew!

Of course, the whole time I was knitting it (while watching The Princess Bride, insert happy sigh here) I was conscious I should be working on Man Sock, but guilt is such an integral part of my upbringing knitting wouldn't be me if it didn't have any of that in it.

That said I can't help noticing that lately I've been making meals and even thinking about cleaning up the heaps of paper on the kitchen counter edges and my desk and so on, which must mean I am knitting a little less than usual overall - and with the Baby Surprise Jacket to start again and the Mystery KAL design to finish you'd think I'd feel a lot more guilt than I do. But I don't.

Do you think it's possible that knitting not only relaxes stress and other negative feelings in the moment, but - cumulatively - reduces one's capacity to experience stress and negativity?

H'mmm. Perhaps I need to buy more yarn for investigation purposes.

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