It's been a rough last couple weeks. Work continues to be super stressful and unrelenting. And I was on a doubly intense knitting deadline for two different upcoming secret projects that coincidentally (and unfortunately) were due on the same day. But I can happily say that everything was successfully shipped off and submitted, which means I no longer have to stay up until 3 AM every night knitting until my contacts are so dry that my eyes gum shut. Yeah! It's the little things...
I've gone through a bit of limbo the last few days since the big deadline where I literally had an intense negative physical reaction when I thought about knitting. Just the thought of needles and yarn made me cringe and get a little dry heave-y. I've drained all the fun out of knitting over the last couple weeks by having to set aside everything else in my life in order to get things finished in time. But now that that strange (and unfamiliar) feeling has passed, I'm ready to dig in again!
Ahhhhh, this is my view tonight:
I'm laying in bed curled up with my favorite blanket, charting out some fresh designs and playing around with some stitches. I LOVE this stage of designing...when everything is possible and the design has the ability to take on a life of its own.
Knitting in bed isn't the most comfortable thing, but I'm willing to give up some comfort for the luxury of being cozied up with my laptop, some yarn and a movie. I've tried a few different knitting-in-bed positions, but my favorite is on my stomach with pillows underneath my chest so that I'm propped up enough knit in front of my face. Weird, huh? It makes my neck hurt after a while though.
Anyways...I feel a change in the air the last couple days. Have you felt it too? Maybe I feel like I've turned a corner in the summer and feel the relative calm of fall moving in. Whatever it is, I feel like exciting things are on the horizon, both knitting and otherwise.
There's this song that has been stuck in my head the last few days, which I think has only heightened my feelings of change in the near future...This is by far my favorite verse of the song:
...Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen
Keep your eyes wide, the chance won't come again.
Don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'.
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times, they are a-changin'....