Taking a moment to share a few of my favourite finished objects from Stash Dash. I made my Stash Dash goal of 5k again this year. All up I finished 11 projects, coming in at 5115 meters. The biggest project I finished was my Vivid Blanket. I am so happy with how it came out. It’s only a “small” size made up of 25 *’ squares, with a simple crochet edging.
Overall I feel like I am getting a lot of knitting done this year, though I haven’t really replaced it with anything. Been struggling a lot anxiety and stress-wise which certainly does not encourage knitting or crafting mojo of any kind. Work has been increasingly stressful, with no sign of it letting up in the near future. Between finding out that we have to vacate our floor in the building for renovation works, separating us not only from our work area, but our entire collection, to being told that some of us are going to lose our jobs before the end of the year it has not been a good time. We have been so busy trying to get things organised, that I haven’t really had the time to do any of my “normal” tasks at work, or to take time to do things I actually enjoy doing at work.
I haven’t been very happy at home either, struggling to find myself motivated to do any of my usual enjoyable activities (knitting, crafting, computer games) none are holding my attention for very long. I have been trying to take part in The Knit Girllls Halloween Craft All The Things along, but I have only finished two projects so far. A weekend cowl and some cabled owl mitts.
On the upside the weather is finally beginning to warm up and daylight savings has started meaning I get a chance to see a lot more sunlight during the day. The downside is my hay-fever has returned with a vengeance and none of my usual treatments are making much of a difference, my poor nose!
I feel like I need to try and rebuild some good/beneficial habits, if only to try and get some sort of normalcy back into my life. All of the good and helpful things I used to do regularly have pretty much vanished and I never seem to be able to start them again. I just wish I could work out how to train myself to start doing them again. It seems that nothing I do sticks.