I’m one of those people that hits the fall slump. The weather gets nice before it’s too cold or rainy, and I can’t justify sitting around working inside. I end up looking at my projects with disdain. Lately I have just lost my motivation. I have tried to cast on the second glove for a project more times than I can literally count. (But I did finish the first one!)
I spent 2 and 1/2 hours working with it, getting it to a point where I was joining a picot edge. And I flubbed it. I ripped it out. Frogged it. It’s sitting on my table. An angry, lazy, unmotivated reminder, as the crisp fall air and sunlight wafts in to remind me that soon it will be too late to procrastinate.
I managed to make a hat that was almost the right size. Started a shirt and a pair of socks and finished the first direwolf on my hubby’s Winter is Coming dk scarf. Little progress, I know. I’m more into mindless work at the moment.
We have decided to, and I know this is not fiber arts related (but it’s a cause close to my heart as its a hereditary issue in my family), participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project.
For those of you who have no idea what that is, Food Allergy Research & Education or F.A.R.E. has started the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way of raising awareness and providing alternatives to candy on Halloween to kids with food allergies. My daughter has several food allergies, as do I, and several other family members. It wasn’t until my daughter had her first reaction and we had to start separating candy, reading wrappers, and double checking everything she brought home with a fine toothed comb, that we realised how much she and other kids like her were missing out, and that it was just plain silly to hand out candy with so many kids having allergies, diabetes, gluten sensitivities, and other digestive or autoimmune related problems involving foods.
Toys are much more fun than candy and last longer too… at least I hope so!
So what kind of exciting Halloween plans do you have?