I need structure in my life. I don’t accomplish much without a plan and I’m not talking about a general plan. I need a very specific plan – like I will knit 20 rows today.
At the end of 2019, I felt like my knitting had become too scripted. I was trying to do the Eat, Sleep, Knit yarnathon every year and while I love the structure, the deadlines, the motivation, and mostly that we can use stash yarn so long as it came from ESK, there were other yarns I wanted to use so I decided to not push myself to finish the Yarnathon in 2020.
You know what I’ve accomplished in 2020? Hardly anything! I started a lot and finished very little. I need deadlines. I need a plan and a reason to stick with it. That’s why I have to set a goal for myself with packing each day.
Sometime within the last few weeks, I decided I do want to do the 2020 Yarnathon. I want to finish it. I want the VIP prize. That leaves less than three months to knit a year’s worth of projects, pack up a house and move, then get at least enough unpacked to survive. What could possibly go wrong with this plan?
I did have some things done; some points already earned, some projects close to completion so they could be finished and submitted. I had done the first quarter knit along and earned stars for that.
Just typing this, it all seems a bit childish – knitting for points and stars, but there are thousands of people who are totally addicted to ESK’s Yarnathon, and it’s probably safe to say that I am one of them.
Can I catch up, get it all done and reach VIP status by the end of the year AND get moved? Doubtful but the knitting and the desire to be knitting will help me get through this move.
Today we go through most of what’s upstairs; then I can sit and knit for one hour before I go back to packing boxes.