Yesterday I read the following post on The Daily Muse Blog. Her description of the difference between relaxing and being lazy really struck me. I often find myself in a whirlwind of thought as I struggle to settle down and relax and feel compelled nonetheless to be DOING SOMETHING. My current remedy to this constant push-and-pull within myself has been knitting. When I hold the needles in my hands and concentrate on the pattern of purls and knits, I find myself at ease with relaxation. While this is not a perfect strategy for quieting my thoughts and allowing myself to stop the constant motion, it is a step I found to be helpful. And as a result, I am making stuff and still technically doing something. Who wouldn’t like to have a scarf or hat they made with their own hands while reclined on the couch listening to some Mumford and Sons? And, what a cozy hobby for the Fall and Winter months!
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I am a designer and craftswoman getting my hands muddy making small batch pottery for your home. These items are handmade and will show the marks of the process. Each piece is unique, bearing the same colors and similarities, with differences in applications of glaze and slight variations in size. All wares are made with attention to detail, including remnants of the hand at work and intentional imperfections. View all posts by Melissa