By the time I had read my morning blogs, donated to the Yarn Harlots cause, decided I was going to donate not only dollars to each team member but also some yarn to the kharma balancing fund it was time to start getting ready to head out the door. Meaning I never got to work more on the socks as planned this morning.
|Taken yesterday this photo is the most color true of the two.|
|Taken before bed last night. Striving to get them wiped out.|
But back to the subject of time. In the last couple postings from the yarn harlot it has been mentioned how long it takes her to do something compared to another person. Then if you read through her comments it seems she isn't alone in this endeavor of being fast. A lot of people had exact times it took them to do certain tasks and they seemed to link this "speed" with how good they are at this skill. Does our speed indicate how good we are at certain things? I guess in some ways yes, but my knitting time and for that matter my spinning time are things I try to disassociate with time restraints. Well, not restraints, I try not to make my speed an issue but I think we all restrain ourselves to time limits with our hobby's or we wouldn't be able to pay the bills. My knitting, my spinning, my creating time is about me. Not how fast I can work. It's about me taking the time to breathe, to center myself and to make something that is either for myself or for another that I care enough to "create" for. It is not about being the fastest and the best.
So what am I saying to the others out there that have that correlation between speed and their own "making" time? Not a dang thing. If being the fastest and the bestest by your stopwatch makes you happy, go at it. But for those of us who don't have that correlation, you can come create with me anytime, because you're my kind of crafter. I for one don't think a stopwatch has anything to do with my fiber time.
I hope you all have a great day and started yours out right like I did with a cup of warm tea, rain pouring down and the windows cracked to listen to the rumbles of the thunder that much better.
PS: I forgot to mention, this week I passed 15,000 page views! Not a huge number but a nice feeling for me just the same.