Summer is truly and fully here, and its arrival has brought many feeling along with it. The week before last I was in Greece for a summer school (which was very lovely and inspiring), but coming back has catapulted me into PhD related stress. There’s a sudden realisation of time ticking away. Where did the last 4 years go really?
I’m trying to keep calm and take things one day at a time. This weekend I calmed myself down a little, by taking deep breaths and doing what works best, knitting. My projects are progressing one stitch at a time, and I’m enjoying the process. The rhythm. The mindlessness.
I’m working on a mint green shawl for which I finished a textured section and am now working a cable section. With well over 350 stitches on the needle there’s nothing fast about this.
I’ve also finished a sock that pretty literally puts hearts in my eyes. The only problem? The pattern across the leg is way too tight and it’s a massive struggle to get them on. They’ll be frogged either way. Then I’ll either make the back stockinette or maybe I’ll go for a new pattern entirely. Who knows, I’m definitely not worrying about it.
I’m simply taking my knitting one stitch at a time, while I will finish my thesis one day at a time.