Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Staying Positive

The lovely Windsor is coming along nicely and I've reached the point where I'm finishing the left front side and as its only got short sleeves I can feel it finishing very nearly soon!
Today I am starting a diet in readiness for the summer holiday and I am determined to keep positive thoughts and feelings in order to stick to the diet and enjoy my knitting.
I've been feeling in a very low mood recently and this is the first time that I've started to feel more motivated and I hope to channel this to good use - if anyone has any tips on how to stay positive and be more productive please do comment!!

We are nervously awaiting our no.1.son's final exam result and also looking forward to his graduation next month - we can hardly believe he's been away for three years it feels like only last week when we took him for the first time!  he's grown up so much since then and has turned into a lovely young man (well I would say that wouldn't I? but so too do other people so its not just that I'm biased).
No.2.son has his final exam of his first year this week and we are anxiously waiting to hear how he has done as his first year draws to a close.

On the work front I've had my hours cut by nearly half and its going to be a struggle but I expect we'll manage we usually do and of course one never knows whats around the corner - right?

Monday, 2 June 2014

Knitting Update

It has been a while since I blogged my knitting progress but there has been SOME knitting in between lots of sitting outside enjoying lovely G&T's in the sunny weather.
My main project at the moment is Windsor - a lovely short sleeved top that is coming along nicely but I have too many other projects on the go to feel completely satisfied with my knitting progress.

When talking to a knit-pal recently we identified a common problem we have with feeling "stress" from having so much on the go and on the needles in particular and I'm sure that there are lots of heads nodding too!  With this in mind I am going to try really hard to stick to just one project and get it done and I have done a really brave thing - pulled OFF the needles several items - phew! - I feel loads better not having them sat there "looking at me".  I don't want to feel stress or guilt about my projects so am working hard at resolving this.
if anyone has any tips please do share!