Trust in the Lord, and do good;dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord,and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas is coming...

No new pattern yet this week; I had a bit of a melt-down (which seems to have become an integral part of my creative process) and decided my patterns are too rushed and I need to FOCUS.  Does anyone else spend so much time multi-tasking that the idea of doing just one thing becomes daunting?  Part of it, of course, is that I work retail; one never can catch up to all the things that need doing working retail during the Christmas shopping season.  And if I stay extraordinarily busy I don't have time to think too much about all the nagging details I can't figure out or am uneasy about or the fact that I'm generally unsure of where my life is headed AND I still have far too many Christmas presents left to buy.  Yes, I should be making more of my  Christmas presents and no, I really don't have time.  I found myself seriously considering today the idea of crocheting a little something for each of my cashiers before our supervisor meeting Thursday and then realized that even I am not that insane or ambitious.  One of these days, someone is going to have to give me a lesson in the fine art of planning ahead, but I do work so well under pressure, it almost seems a shame.  Which brings me to my point, if I can stop rambling long to get to one, that I especially need a more concrete plan for this blog, and if anyone has any ideas, by all means let me know.  If I ever get time, I thought I'd write and/or gather some articles about amigurumi design; I also have considered making a pattern links list as my go-to list was recently taken over by an advertiser and has stopped updating.  Contests would be fun once I get more regular readers and amigurumi reference material all in one place would be good and now I'm rambling again.  I think I'll go sign off and see if I can't manage to get a good start on the crocheted polar bear-ling I've been mulling over.  Good night, all.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, you sound like me! Are you also trying to put out one pattern design each week? I started a challenge to do it in August 2012 (I call it my Yarndango challenge) and have been doing that as well as try to create other things. LOL. I'm nuts. But I figured the year-long challenge of designing and writing amigurumis would make me a better pattern writer. Because even though I've crocheted for years, it was just this past year or two in which I started writing them down for others to use. Oh well. I'm learning a lot and having fun with it when it isn't driving me insane. And there is a light at the end of the tunnel for me.

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  2. Mostly I'm just trying to post consistently...which tends to be tricky between my job and shaky internet connection. And attention span. I think a pattern a week would kill me, lol.

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