I made this gorg 3/4 sleeve jumper during the summer last year and finally got to wear it yesterday 💃🏽💃🏽. Swipe for another pic.
I’m hoping to write up and release the pattern sometime in the future as I’m currently taking a break from releasing patterns. In the meantime, I’m thinking of making another one with about 4” of positive ease (this has about 6” of positive ease) to compare 🤔…possibly in another colour 🧐.
Happy new week, my friends! How is it the last week in March already??!!
Thanks to perimenopause, I’ve been dealing with crippling health anxiety for some months now 😩. Thankfully 🙏🏽, things are much better now than they were some months ago 🙏🏽. Here’s what I always remind 🧐 myself about those intrusive thoughts that come to our minds and try to or even destabilise us. I hope this helps someone:
While we may have countless thoughts running through our minds, they do not define us as individuals. Instead, we are the conscious observers of these thoughts, and we have the power to choose which ones we give attention to and act upon. By recognising that our thoughts do not define us, we can develop a sense of detachment from them and avoid becoming overwhelmed or controlled by them. This realisation can also help us to approach our thoughts with greater curiosity and openness, allowing us to better understand ourselves and our emotions.
Always remember that you are not your thoughts 🤗🤗 x •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ • #kunbidesigns #parlezvouscrochet #crochetersofinstagram #crochetinspiration #crochetlover #c2ccrochet #cornertocornercrochet #blackcrochetersofinstagram #diversityandinclusion #blackcrocheter #crochetcrew #handmadebykunbi #grannysquares #crochet #crocheting #grannysquareblanket #grannysquare #crochetblanket #calledtocreate #createdtocreate #makersmovement #crojo #encouragementfortoday #wordsofencouragement #encouragementfortheday
I used to get terrified anytime I got into a knitting and crocheting funk but I have found ways to deal with my crafting funk. Here are five ways of getting out of a crafting funk that so far work for me.
1️⃣ Allow yourself the time to not craft:
Yep! Just go with the flow and allow yourself the time out. I am no psychologist but I really think our brains need a break from repetitive hobbies/tasks sometimes.
2️⃣ Focus on any other hobby you have or pick up a new hobby:
I have other hobbies other than knitting and crocheting that tend to take a back seat because I spend most of my time crafting. Whenever I’m in a crafting funk, I focus my attention on one or two of those. For example, I enjoy reading but I don’t read as much due to crafting. So, if I’m in a funk, reading is one of the first things I go to.
Better yet, why not try out a new hobby?
3️⃣ Try designing/plan your designs:
If you’ve always wanted to design, this may be a great time to do that! If you’re already a designer, this may be a great time to plan the designs for your next range or season. Sketch, think about the yarn you would like to use for your sample, colour schemes, etc.
4️⃣ Browse for patterns or yarn:
I think I spend a lot of time on IG or Etsy when I’m in a crafting funk. I tend to browse for hand dyed yarn mostly but you can also browse for patterns that you would like to work on when you’re out of your crafting funk. You may end up buying some yarn or some patterns, but you don’t have to.
5️⃣ Organise your yarn stash and notions:
I love doing this even when I’m not in a crafting funk. There’s something soothing about organising my yarn stash and notions, and enjoying a good ol’ squish fest while I’m at it. • What do you do when you’re in a crafting funk? Share in the comments 🙌🏽🙌🏽.