Thursday, August 10, 2006

Accentuate the Positive

One of my worst traits is my pessimism. I have tried to write this post several times this morning and it keeps coming out negative. Let me try to spin this in a more positive light.

I am losing interest in my knitting. Is this a permenant condition or just a slump? I am not going to worry about it. So what if I don't like the sock I'm making? It can sit a while until I feel like picking it up.

In the mean time I can do the thing I really want to do: Paint! I am not going to worry about painter's block or set up unrealistic expectations for myself. I have a painting I want to make and I have the supplies. The stretcher isn't ready, but I should be able to finish it and stretch a canvas next week, after #1 starts 1st grade. I may get a little painting time in as well. I start work the following week, but I'll have Tuesdays and Thurdays to paint and draw. I'm not going to defeat myself by saying I also have cleaning, shopping, grading, and prep work to do on those days as well....drifting into pessimism, must steer clear!

If I say it here, then I have to do it.

3 comments:

vtwopoint5 said...

You shouldn't worry about a knitting slump. Let's face it, knitting can get boring at times when you don't feel like trying something new or doing something you have already mastered. Let the sock sit a while, it won't go anywhere :)

I would LOVE to be able to paint - I say you should definitely do that when you have the desire!

del said...

I'm sure it's a slump--I think a lot of us go through that. It's neat that you paint as well. I've noticed that when I'm feeling very creative in other areas, that's when my interest in knitting goes down. Don't worry, it'll come back. In the meantime, enjoy your other creations!

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