I’ve been out of the office this past week, partaking in a much needed stay-cation. Like any time away from my daily routine, I had big plans for what I would do–water seal the back deck, paint the pantry, play in my garden and of course, knit. It was probably a bit lofty of me to set such high goals for this week off when I planned it back in February but I was buried under what felt like a million feet of snow and a week in late April brought images of near-tropical weather to mind.
I accomplished some work in my garden and of course, I started a new knitting project that I’ve made it about 50% of the way through, and hope to have wrapped up by next weekend. The back deck and pantry remain on the to do list because as it turns out the last week of April is not tropical. It’s barely seasonably warm. Oh well.
As I prepare to return to the office and keep fingers crossed for a successful event mid-week (that I’ve been planning since early February), I thought it may be a good time to share some reads that I’ve been caching–they’ve been serving as good reminders to me about maintaining balance once I’m back in the daily routine. You guessed it–they all speak to why knitting is not only an awesome hobby but a healthy one, too.
Ditch the Prozac, Take Up Crafting by Anne Miller (January 2015)
Health: Knit your way to happiness, plus the benefits of walking by Sarah Stacey (January 2015)
5 Alternatives to Meditation by Sari Harrar (April 2015)
Blake Lively Picked Up Knitting and So Should You by Annie Rubin (April 2015)
So, while this stay-cation must come to an end the knitting will continue as without it, I’m confident my sanity would not be far behind. Enjoy!