I’ve had a lousy week. The kind that makes you want to hide under the covers and never leave the safety of your bed again. The kind that makes you shut down and not talk with your friends, and take a break from the internet and all outside influences. But you know what helped get me through it, besides the beautiful doggo pictured? Knitting.
First off, my apologies that I’ve been slow in getting back to people. I will catch up, I promise! But for now, back to the knitting…
There’s something therapeutic and uplifting about being able to create something out of a few skeins of yarn and some needles. To be able to watch something grow from nothing. Even though I felt terrible, not only did it give me something to focus on (from the safety of my bed mind you) but I enjoyed being able to create something that made me happy, to help me focus on something else and get out of that dark space.
Something else I learned, I need more colorful yarn in my life! I tend to knit in subtle, neutral colours, but I decided to go with a bright beautiful yarn I’d had in my stash forever, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Mulberry. I bought it because it was beautiful, but never found the right project for it. The bright, bold colour was the perfect antidote to the neverending overcast weather, and my neverending stormy demeanor.
So I may have had a lousy, terrible, no-good week, but I have a nifty new sweater. And you know what? I really do feel a little bit better. 🙂