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.