I didn't intend to keep a 10 month long break from blogging, knitting and sewing, but it happened anyway. Now that my day-to-day life has settled a bit I began feeling the need to create again. But before I picked up my knitting needles and dusted off my blog, I wanted to pause for a moment and evaluate what my reasons for creating and blogging were. Sewing, knitting and blogging takes time, and I wanted to make a conscious choice that these were the things I wanted to spend my time on, as opposed to something else.
The decision to keep on creating and blogging was easy to make. Turns out this is something that I feel is a part of me, and that brings me to the core of my take on Slow Fashion October. Although spending hours and hours on a single project comes naturally to me, I'm not always good at enjoying that time to the fullest. My thoughts have a bad habit of drifting off to my next project long before the project at hand is finished. And since there always is a next project, and a next, this turns into a bad cycle where I'm always some place else in my mind.
This is where I'm going to make a change. I'm bringing Mindfulness back into the sewing and knitting and treating every moment I spend making something like an exercise in being present in the moment. So far I have only implemented this on my knitting, but I can tell you it feels great. Brain studies have showed that knitting is similar to the brain as meditating, so basically you get the benefits of meditating AND a new scarf at the same time.