Ravelling, that is. Or Ravelrying. Or Ravel-ry-ing. Or, well, whatever.
Whatever you want to call it, I've found time to put a few of my recently completely projects onto my proect page on Ravelry, which is something I haven't done consistently for years. There's still a several year gap of no projects, but perhaps one day that will be remedied. What have I started or completed recently? My Sockhead hat in Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, in color Free Range Chickens. Right now, I can sell this yarn only in our storefront, but I look forward to a time next year when I can share it with everyone online as well. (There are some special opportunites coming up this year still where everyone can snag special offerings to us from Tina and Crew-can't wait to share those with everyone.)
My Gaptastic Cowl using the Fleece Artist bulky weight Jana from the sale section (I still have a couple colors there if you're interested in snagging two to do the same.) I do have yarn for one more of these cowls, and since it's a three-evening proect, it's quite satisfying. But I find size 11 needles to be unwieldy. I feel like a little kid learning to knit, fumbling with stitches when I knit with needles that large. I MUCH prefer knitting with US 1 needles.
And, finally, the Trekking XXL socks that have sparked more interested in this yarn than I've seen since their Brach's candy colorway, color 534. Which I had bags of and sold out in 24 hour (more coming later though, but it's all sold out in the US right now until more comes from Zitron).
I notice that all these projects are quite easy- like a vacation for my mind. That's what I adore about my hobby (heck, it's a lot more than that though, isn't it?). It's there for me when I want something to challenge my mind, and it's there for me when I'm exhausted from a long day of working/parenting/baby-snuggling/cooking. I can read bedtime stories, give a bottle to Henry, sing songs, then still have enough brain power to watch Agents of SHIELD and let my fingers tink away and create something that was formerly just a piece of string. For those of us who have an innate need to create, knitting gives us that satsifaction, even if we don't even have the energy to do more than brew a cup of decaf and sit down. If you feel down, and don't feel like you're accomplishing what you should, knitting is a great way to have a sense of accomplishment, don't you think?
OMG, have you seen the Road Trip planner on Ravelry? How did I not see this til now???