Work and life goes on at a frantic pace — deadlines, committees, meetings, renew this, get an inspection of that — all the stuff that keeps our worlds in motion. Which is why I like slow in my making world. I am not a multiple project juggling kinda gal. I am happiest starting, working on, then finishing one project. That isn’t to say that I sometimes don’t put down a project for another, only to take it up weeks (or months) later. That certainly happens! But my natural state is project monogamy.
Right now I’m luxuriating in knitting a warm sweater. Large chunks of time have been spent sitting, knitting, cozy with a cat (or two!), warm beverage (or two!), the sweater growing in my lap and acting like a little blanket as I work on it. A break to accommodate the risings of bread or simmer of soup.
Blissful. Calm. Slow.
As I rush from event to meeting to project today, I am going to hold in my head and heart my slow hours working on this sweater, and the promise of more to come after the work week is done.