Happy February y’all.
You might have noticed after the first two Sundays of January I didn’t manage to post anything else for the following two. It wasn’t for lack of trying though. I just don’t have as much time as I used to for personal crafting, and that’s what this blog has always primarily been for me… so now what?
Don’t get me wrong, knitting and crocheting will always be two of my favourite things to do, but now when I get the time to do so it goes on fulfilling customer orders. But it’s more than that, my priorities have changed and with them so have I.
So when I started this blog as a student I could (and would) quite literally knit for 16 straight hours a day. Even most of last year I could spend most of my evenings and spare time crafting things.
Now, however, on an average day I spend 8 hours at work, 2 hours walking to and from said work, and anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours at the gym every evening. Assuming 8 hours sleep a day that leaves 4 hours for morning and night routines, providing care for my pets, preparing food, and daily chores.
And despite this apparent lack of time for myself, I don’t think my health, mental or otherwise, has ever been better. Because I do have time for myself. Exhausting myself at the gym is for me. Prepping tasty, healthy foods is for me. Working hard at a business I co-founded is for me. And whilst there isn’t time to foister that same wreckless obsession I once had for yarn-realted goodness, I find that the moderation has lead to a greater appreciation of it. Or something else as equally cliché.
Maybe it’s time I branched this little blog out into wider things? We could talk about how I went Veggie and ended up Vegan in January, or how I’m writing my first low-key knitting pattern. I could show you crafting I’ve done for customers, or the things I’m proud of outside of the crafting universe.
Why don’t you let me know what you think?
But in the mean time, here’s the first two rows of my aforementioned Moodykal! That’s week 1 to 16 all sewn up in a slightly askew photo that left the cropping something to be desired… but you get the gist. Better picture with the addition of row three coming soon.
All the best, Tones.