Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.


This past…umm, some vague unit of time? Maybe the entire month? I’ve forgotten, that isn’t the point. This past time has been stressful. Work has been ramping up, I’ve decided to stop forgetting that Christmas is around the corner, I finaly feel like my harp playing has reached the first major milestone of ‘my brain isn’t quite so melted at my lessons’ and there have been some other big personal upheavels. So it’s been predominantly positive, just insanely busy.

So when I got home yesterday from my harp lesson and realised I had the entire evening *to myself!*, I did what any sane person would do. I turned my laptop off, sat in near complete silence and crocheted. It took a while for my brain to realise it didn’t have to work, but I swear I felt when it did and just plonked down into zombie mode.

I only did about 4 rounds of DC (single crochet for my American friends 😉 ), but speed wasn’t the point. The point was sitting there doing the same thing over and over again, not having to think about anything (and trying to gently draw my brain away from anything it did try to think about).

In the end, I was there for about 45 minutes, listening to my clock and the sound of the yarn over the hook. It was (in hindsight) very necessary, and something I should aim to do more often. (It’s just finding the time to do so!).

So, my question to all of you- when was the last time you did something vanilla and repetative and didn’t try to distract yourself from the boring mundanity of it? As for me? I think I see more vanilla socks in my life (which I’m sure I don’t need, but not having to think about a pattern is the entire point of this…)


Comments on: "Vanilla" (3)

  1. “Every night” is my answer! Our current situation of buying/selling houses is so stressful that I’m doing record amounts of knitting as therapy!!

  2. ALL of my crochet projects are vanilla haha. I love doing simple stitches over and over again!

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