I keep hearing the words “permission to come aboard” in my head which I think is etiquette for asking if you can come onto someone’s boat, ship, other craft. Actually, I keep hearing Leonard Nimoy as Spock saying it.
While on my vacation I took along some embroidery samplers. I brought six, I got two done, but that’s beside the point. I knit all the time, and while I felt the need to brush up on my needle-work skills, I really just wanted to do something else for a change. I’m not tired of knitting, I just felt I needed to do something where I wasn’t trying to solve everything, where I wasn’t trying to think how to explain it to someone else, where I wasn’t the expert.
I am surprised when I run into people who don’t have very simple knitting projects that they work on in addition to things that might be better matched to their skill level. Or readers who only read non-fiction, or only read fiction, or just restrict themselves in some way. I need some variety. It is why I love to go out to eat, because there are things I won’t cook, but still want to eat.
So think about trying something . . . else. Try a new route to work. Watch something new on TV (or however you consume media), learn new techniques, or just do something else! It can be invigorating, and help get you out of a rut.
I haven’t done any more embroidery since I returned due to other projects, but I intend to keep working on it. I am, I think, a B student. I would give myself an A for diligence, but I need tons of practice to get better.
I feel I am improving on my rolled hemming and am going to give it one more try to get it right.
I am ready to start my next Sheepspot project, and really, really want to make a Lisse Hat!
Permission to Explore!