Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Write Hard And Clear

Last Friday I got back from my trip and trunk show up in Oregon. It was a great trip. I talked to lots of people who, perhaps without knowing it, helped give me a better idea of what I want to do with myself next. I have pictures and things to talk about in regards to the trip. But for whatever reason, I've had a really difficult time getting back to the blog to talk about anything. Today while trying to regain some motivation, I read an Ernest Hemmingway quote: "Write hard and clear about what hurts." 
Right now I'm overwhelmed. I'm preparing for Stitches West and against some hard knitting deadlines. I had the flu right before I went up to Oregon, so I'm still a bit tired from all that. But the most frustrating thing I'm dealing with (which is mildly silly, but still bothering me) is that I'm 2 pegs short from completing my IKEA cubbie bookcase.

My room looks like a tornado has been through it. (I didn't photograph that bit.) Today was going to be the day that I put everything back in its place. Instead tomorrow I have to go back to IKEA and see if I can get two more pegs. I'm not sure how difficult that will be, but I'm stressed out about it. I really needed the time for knit design stuff, not getting two pegs.

Anyways, I did finish one design and it is off with test knitters. The next design is coming along. (Although I'll need test knitters for that as well. It'll be a fingering weight infinity scarf with some beading.) And hopefully I'll start feeling much better once the bookcase is up and everything is picked up off of the floor. I know Scooter will appreciate it. He isn't a fan of the construction zone.

How is everyone's week going. Any silly (or not so silly) stressors going on at the moment?


Anonymous said...

Poor you. I never had an issue with missing pegs in Ikea furniture, but I guess it does happen. It's a pity it was you.

Good luck with getting those pegs - the time investment will be worth it when you can move freely again. I've had 'decluttering' stresses, but having now got rid of a lot of stuff to charity shops, it feels a lot better!! Hope the same goes for you. :-)

Can't wait to see your new designs!

Jennifer said...

Stitches West, that will be fun! I've been wanting to go to one of those, but have never been able to make it happen.

The missing pegs sounds very frustrating, but I'm sure you'll be able to get some more. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

hopefully getting pegs isn't too much of a hassle for you!

I think it's brave to write about your stresses, so frequently in the online world we want to show our best side and imagine that nothing bad ever happens and that's just not the case.

Looking forward to the new designs!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. That is the worst. But, know that once your space is organized, you'll feel a million times better.

Hang in there! Stress is no fun, but talking (and knitting) your way through it always helps.

kathy b said...

Having a good end to the week …..I spent an extra day at the animal shelter doing mostly paperwork that needed to be done by somebody . we have also done some straightening up around the house and it looks so nice now

Alina Sayre said...

I just saw this now, and I like that Hemingway quote: "Write hard and clear about what hurts." Ouch. Okay.

Also, I think it is good motivation for us to re-watch Midnight in Paris :)

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