Overwhelmed By Crafts

It should come as no surprise that I do more than one craft. I don’t know of any crafty person who does only one craft. In addition to knitting, I also sew, cross stitch, and bead. Which is great! It’s wonderful to have multiple creative outlets, in my opinion. (My husband may disagree, but that’s just because the supplies for said crafts tend to take up more space than I estimate!)

There’s a downside to all these options, though. Choosing which craft to pursue at any given time. Some choices are easy. I can’t take my sewing machine with me in the car. Beading isn’t something I can easily do outside of my house. When I spend a day not on the go, though, is when indecision sets in. I want to do it ALL. I want to finish those mitts (the first is nearly done), but I just got some findings in and have ideas of some stitch markers and earrings I want to make for a friend. I finally found all the floss I need for the latest cross stitch sampler I bought, but I promised my mom I’d hem her dress. And if I get out the machine, I should make a few bags and try out that tutorial I saw.

So what do I do? Honestly? I usually faff about on Facebook for awhile. I might log into Diablo 3 or World of Warcraft and play for a bit. Once my mind isn’t in hamster wheel mode, I usually find that there’s one specific project calling to me.

Today, that would be knitting. So I’m going to finish that mitt and start the second. And after that? Well, that’s a decision for another day.

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