A bad habit of mine when I am upset is to do two things. The first one is a really bad habit of giving my refrigerator a work out. I’m the classic, “eat my feelings” kind of guy. I search for chocolate, salty things and anything that will bring me immediate comfort. Sorry everyone, carrot sticks aren’t going to do the trick.
The second thing I do is looking for crochet patterns. Part of my existence since being introduced to crochet when I was 14 years old is to bury my feelings into a crochet project. Though emotionally I am feeling down, non communicative and wanting to be left alone… I have a sense of accomplishment by finishing a project. I know for a fact that I am not alone in that thinking.
I stumbled across the Colorful Throw Pillows today. It got me thinking about spring 2014 already. I love how cheery they are. I bought a pillow form at Walmart the other day for a spare… I am thinking the pink and green striped one would be really nice on my crochet chair.
Do I really need another pillow? Not really… but I have the yarn and a need to crochet something to feel better! So another pillow it is! I think I know someone that might appreciate this for a Christmas Gift too. Yeah… I know… Christmas in August. Like many of you, life gets busy and I have to slam in my crochet making for the holiday early before I am too busy to get anything done.
What is your ‘go to’ when you are feeling down?