Knitting + Spinning (Records)
I know I'm not the only one who, even with a menacing pile of unfinished projects taunting them in the corner, decides to throw caution to the wind (ha!) and pick up a new pattern/project/hobby anyway.
I recently started a knit headband pattern. Yes, I am stilll working on the knit vest even though it is currently sitting in a cat tote bag that says "I Meow You" feeling neglected and alone. I will get back to it soon! Sometimes I just need to change things up. I hope to actually finish this headband and wear it before winter disappears. My dreams of finishing the vest in time to wear this winter were pretty unlikely anyway...but I can keep trying!
So I spent some time the other day working on the headband and listening to records. One of my favorites right now is The 1975. I don't care that they are suddenly "uncool" because of Taylor Swift dating rumors...I love their music. I also love Taylor Swift's music now. I don't know who I am anymore. Anyway...it was an enjoyable afternoon. If I am working on a knit/crochet project (or pretty much anything) I am always listening to music. It helps me focus and keeps my mind from wandering off to check Instagram, answer emails, respond to texts, and all other Internet distractions. (See also: Pinterest and Jimmy Fallon YouTube videos.)
I also started writing in a new notebook my friend Kelsie (@withlavandlace) made and sent me along with some other snail mail surprises. I think I have decided to dedicate this notebook to paper embroidery. I haven't done that in such a long time! I have so many ideas and can't wait to fill the pages with thread, photos, pressed flowers, and words. To top it off, Kelsie recently designed a Miss Meredith iPhone 6 case for her online shop With Lavender & Lace. It is so perfect! She updated her shop with a few of these cases so head on over and check them out.
My goal is to finish this headband and start some paper embroidery over the weekend. Time to turn up the tunes and get started! What do you like to listen to/watch while you work on projects? I am always looking for new music recommendations!