Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lost My Knitting Mo

I think it was inevitable. I have lost knitting and blogging momentum. I am in a slump.

When I started this blog last December I was flush with ideas, projects, and thoughts to write about. Because I am seldom without opinions and ideas at work (I am a manager, after all) I just assumed I’d have knitting brilliance flowing freely for a long time.

Part of the problem is that knitting and blogging about knitting have begun to feel like a job that I have to do. I already have a job – in fact, several jobs. Y’all know what I mean.

Knitting for me is a hobby. A pursuit of leisure, a diversion, a sideline relaxation. Not a job. And because knitting is starting to feel like a job I am starting to feel belligerent. I like to think of myself as determined and gritty but my husband says that sometimes I’m just plain obstinate. I think I feel a wee bit obstinate right now.

So it is time to step back and make knitting a hobby again. And knit just for pure enjoyment when I want to. And if I want to blog I will - not because I have to.

2 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Hope you regain your enjoyment soon. We all need the refreshment that a hobby provides.

beverlyanne said...

I know what you mean. Just step back a little. You'll probably get your mo back.