Look at me, straying from the WIP Challenge after such a good month…
Last week, I hit a new low in the CoronaCoaster (not a lowest low, but a hitherto unexperienced low), and it hit me pretty hard. I barely touched any projects. I didn’t even write a post for last Thursday, just didn’t have it in me.
While indulging in the bad-habit distraction of my phone, I came across two goings-on in my online craft circles. The first was the Yarn Social Springtime Tee Party that kicked off last Friday. Fun and well-timed as it sounds, I stood resolved to finish the WIPs first. The second was the Shave ’em to Save ’em Mighty Mitten Challenge that starts tomorrow.
I’m inclined to do this challenge because it would be a queue project (I’ve had some CVM that’s yelled mittens at me, even before it was even purchased), it’s for a good cause, and there’s education involved. I love all those things.
Then Carina Spencer announced a discount on her Lace Hem Tee pattern in honor of the party, and I remembered I had a gift card to Yarn Social. So, that was that… I’m in for the Tee Party, too.
Now, did I experience a moment (or two) of weakness in a dark time? Absolutely. Am I going to beat myself up about it? Maybe later, but not right now. I’m so drawn to these challenges because I love the comradery. Even though I didn’t get that far in the Yarn Social Bingo, I loved taking a break every day to look at the forum and see what everyone else was working on. Talking with folks who share an interest and a goal is often just the thing I need to bust out of a low like this.
To that end, I’m just going to roll with these projects and see how it all lands.