How many of us are always looking forward to the next thing? The next holiday, event, project, or song even? I know I am guilty. My husband is always telling me to be in the moment, and appreciate the now. For as long as I can remember he has said I am all about “the next thing.” Yet, sometimes I think I am so immersed in the now that I can’t see beyond it. I mean if I weren’t really “present” how could I see that thing out of place? If I weren’t in the moment, would I care as much about the results? Maybe I am just generally confused which is of course entirely possible. But what about when we don’t like the present and we are in a rut? Maybe it’s just being stuck on Clue 3, but sometimes it’s bigger. How do you get out? I hear Luc’s Coach say “Move on Boy’s Next Play” and they pull their head up and run down the field. But they can’t get out of their rut either!
Sometimes shopping works for me, working in the yard, or starting a new project. Something with instant gratification… but sometimes it isn’t that easy and it takes more mindshare to get through it. But what I have noticed is that it’s a switch that happens, and sometimes it takes longer than a you would like. But when it happens, it is an action you take. Sorta like a switch. You just have to decide to flip it.
What does this have to do with knitting? I don’t know. I haven’t been able to know much because my head hasn’t been right. I’m bored with my Starting Point, I’m barely on Clue 3, but I am going to keep going. I love my colors…and if I start something else, I’ll be in the middle of that when something really great comes out that I what to start. So I’m just going to keep going on this and know that when I finish I will be ready to pivot to something new soon enough. But if I didn’t like my colors, heck yes I will rip it out…and abandon ship. I think I’m flipping my switch…or at least I am trying.
Meanwhile, here is how Mom’s fade’s are coming along. I wonder what’s next?
Ohra by Caitlin Hunter
Oh we will be closed on the 4th of July but open the rest of the week!