Saturday, March 08, 2014

When Work Interferes With Knitting

I haven't knitted in over 2 weeks. I was working on a baby sweater and the baby was born on Tuesday. After texting congratulations to the new grandmother I added, "Gotta finish his gift" to which she thanked me for. Started socks for Ben. Barely made it past the ribbing. Feeling slightly guilty. But work interfered with my knitting. Someone once told me that he made himself knit for at least 30 minutes a day, like exercise. I think my health care professionals would prefer me to exercise for 30 minutes a day and I'm not talking about my hands. So how do I stop work from interfering with my knitting and overall creativity? Maybe I should schedule 30 minutes a day. Wait. Am I talking about knitting or exercising? Let me set my priorities straight.

I desperately need to exercise. I've been told my my doctor that I should and a cardiologist about 4 years ago. No, I don't have a heart problem but she recommended that I should start doing this. Maybe I should schedule 30 minutes a day for exercising, like walking and then knitting later as a reward for exercising?

Oh about work? I should really try to do as much as possible there, not at home.

I'll let you know how it goes.


steamroller said...

'So how do I stop work from interfering with my knitting and overall creativity? '
I have a suggestion for you, Robin. How about thinking about creativity as something that you are, not something that you do. Your knitting is a facet of your creativity as are your relationships at work, your communication with your students...
You were the most creative freshman and first semester sophmore roommate I ever had!!! So glad to have found you again!

Robin said...


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Robin said...

Kaila, can you message me on FB? I left you one,.