Well, here it is Wednesday already!
On Monday, Mazie, Mom, and I did a little photoshoot for an upcoming Stitch CoOp project. It was really fun to put Mazie in all of the pretty knits from my friends and colleagues and run around the beautiful Young Park here in Las Cruces.
Yesterday, I finished up my Lion Notebook Blog post for the week! We’re working on the SLEEVES section of the Textured Circle Shrug. I had to make my two sleeves look very different because a lot of the KALers are modifying their sleeves, and I want to have one example “by the book” and another one that will (hopefully) help out those adventurous souls who are off on their own a little more. Check the Notebook Blog tomorrow to see what I mean. This two different sleeves thing goes against my sense of symmetry and order…but! It’s for the Greater Good! (lol!)
It’s just what I needed for a relaxing little knitt. I’m actually pleased to report that I like working with my own yarn, too. (I’ve got about 40 hanks to post on Esty when I get back from my trip this weekend.) I’ve made a few scarves with it, both my Reclamation pattern (click the shop link above if you are curious) and the patterns that come in the Etsy Kit, but man, it’s nice to see that it works up well in stockinette as a garment, too.
This really made me think: “The days of the 9-to-5 job are gone and the boundaries between work and home are blurred to the point of non-existence. We’re expected to be available nearly all the time, and the problem is often exacerbated for freelancers or anyone who works primarily from a home office where the only divide between being “at home” and being “at work” is a single door or a flight of stairs.
It’s not a badge of honor to work 80 hours a week or to answer e-mail or to Twitter at all hours of the night. Ask yourself: Have you set sufficient boundaries between your job and your life outside of work? Are you guarding those boundaries?”
If it makes you stop and think, too, I suggest that you read the article. I really need to find the balance, and consciously separate work time from family time. The last few years, I just sat around in the evenings with my laptop on my lap, doing my stuff, checking my email, etc. Now, though, I can’t do that. I have a toddler who needs me and who I want to spend time with. I’ll figure it out, I’m just glad that I was able to recognize it (burnout) for what it is!
My mom also just handed me an article on Toxic Personality Types to Avoid…those people in life that just make you feel BAD. I seem to end up with a lot of these around, and I’m not sure why. Something else to look into!