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Knitter's Panic (aka blogger's panic)

Let's be honest - I had no plan for today's post. I frankly forgot it was even Tuesday. I am just shy of 1 week away from my cervical fusion surgery and that is pretty much all that is on my mind. What little things I need to buy, what I need to pack for my stay in the hospital, the cleaning I want to accomplish... my husband is wonderful and helpful, but he just doesn't see dirt and clutter in the same way I do. I have 4-6 weeks of cabin fever ahead of me, I want to at least enjoy the space I am in. What I haven't thought about - knitting. I'm not sure if you are aware, but that is pretty shocking. The pain I am in (when not a drooling zombie from the meds) also contributes. Knitting can add to the pain in my neck. I love it, and it helps pay the bills, so I find ways. But again, we are in the final countdown period.

So here I am with no plan. It is 7:30 PM, I am in bed, listing a new cowl in my shop (new to the shop, but I actually featured it in a Finished Object Friday post a few weeks back) when it hit me that it is Tuesday. This is the day that I have some hints, tips, suggestions, or even full patterns to share with you. Panic hit. I do not have the brain power to come up with great knitting wisdom at this late hour. I usually plan a few days ahead. But knitting is not about panic. It is about relaxation, gratification, and calmness. This is why you see all those Facebook "studies" about why knitting makes you healthier, happier, live longer, have lower blood pressure... knitting is not stressful. It is the reliever of stress. So my advice today is to take a few minutes and knit tonight. Or crochet, weave, scrapbook, whatever is your form of zen. It can be as simple as completing one row. But do something for you, that brings you joy and simpleness. I am. And if I am able, I might even complete something for FO Friday this week. But I am certainly not going to panic about it. Knitting is not about panic.

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