The month of January didn’t have much for me in the way of knitting. I was far too busy getting used to a new schedule, starting a new part-time job, and overcoming a trepidation with highways that it didn’t leave much time or inclination for knitting. February wasn’t looking much better for me. However, I was able to finally finish the cowl last week and was so pleased with myself for doing so. In the past, I wouldn’t have maintained nearly as much discipline with sticking to one project to completion.
It’s certainly a change from how I used to knit before – come to think of it, I was more of a “competitive” knitter due to my role as a knitting group organizer on Meetup.com. I felt the need to keep progressing and challenging myself with knitting since I was in a position to teach and promote knitting to other people. It’s so much more different now that I’m no longer organizing the group. Now knitting’s more of a joy & a hobby that I can enjoy for the sake of itself. I didn’t really realize it until after I stopped organizing for the group but it was honestly more of a “job” for me back then.