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Overbooked and a little burnt out

I had a realization this morning. I have too many projects on my knitting plate at the moment. There’s the pair of socks for the month. Then there’s two projects that I can’t really talk about at the moment. And I really should be knitting a project for a swap, but I haven’t even figured out what that’s going to be yet. I take part of that back, I totally just figured out what I’m going to make for my swap project, I just need to make it.

Honestly? That’s not a lot for me. But it’s a mountain of projects for a me who is slightly burnt out on life. Holidays and lots of busy time. Returning to work after 10 days off, maybe two of which felt like a restoration period, thanks to the aforementioned holidays and busy time. Busily trying to finish up a variety of projects right before the holiday. And (this is painful to admit) I’m kind of burnt out on knitting.

I do this. I go through phases. Last year it involved a lot of crochet squares and a blanket in July. I don’t have any crochet projects on the back burner right now, nor do I particularly want to start any at the moment. I just need to push through and persevere.

Any of you been in this situation before? Tips for getting over the hurdles?

Categories: Thought Process

Amy

4 replies

  1. Yes, totally. I don’t know about getting through it. I usually take a break for a while, and the itch’ll come back again. Granted, this last time the burn out was more due to being depressed and a lack of desire to do anything, and it’s only just returned to me two years later, but…

    1. Oh dear. You returned, though! That’s excellent. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m just pushing through and making things happen. It’s not quite as relaxing as it usually is, but with good tv on the computer or DVD player, I am at least getting something done.

  2. Yes, what naelany said. I occasionally take knitting breaks that last from a week to a month-ish. Sometimes I crochet, sometimes I just don’t do anything much fiber-related.

    I know you have to keep at some projects for work, but can you put the personal stuff on hold for a week or two? You can get back to the socks later!

    1. I’m really not loving the stuff for work at the moment, so I’m not working on it at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’s a problem.

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