I am not exactly the best sleeper. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a particularly bad job. I am able to stay asleep until 2 or 3am, but then I wake up and then spend the next several hours trying to get back to sleep. Some nights I fall back asleep with no problem, but not lately. Last night was particularly rough and I don’t know why. I feel like I’m worried and anxious about something, but I can’t put my finger on what that something actually is. So around 8am this morning, when I decided to give up on sleeping any more, I got up, poured myself some coffee, and did one thing that is guaranteed to calm me down – I knit.
I’ve been knitting for about 5 years now and while some projects can be infuriating and mentally challenging, some are just plain relaxing. These project require little (or no) counting, no finagling of stitches, and little to memorize pattern-wise. These projects are perfect for quiet weekend mornings. If you zone out while knitting, it’s no big deal – you’re probably still doing the pattern correctly. If you take a break to find some breakfast, its easy to pick back up where you left off.
What’s guaranteed to help you relax and start your day off right?