Getting Over a Knitting Slump

Every once in a while, I lose the will to create. I stop knitting, sewing, cooking, cleaning... My days just go by and I have no desire to use that part of my brain.

For few months now, I barely knitted anything. Some days, I would force myself and try to knit few stitches, but the fire is out. Gone. I decided to give myself some time. I wondered if I was done with creating, even. 

I think this has been the longest slump I have had to dealt with. It started out slow. I wasn't getting new design ideas (all of my recent works have been actually old ideas), sewing was impossible with now very curious and mobile toddler around the house, and my days revolved around the said toddler pretty much all day long. 

Things are looking up though. These past few days, I started knitting more, working on some sock designs for women and kids. I have a big project coming up in the fall (still work in progress and details are not laid out yet) so anxiously I have been waiting for the knitting mojo to come back. I am hoping to finish more projects in the coming weeks so I can come back to blogging again!


Too many projects, Not enough time.

How do people do it?

Years ago, there was a movie with Sarah Jessica Parker in it. I have no idea why, but I read the book AND watched the movie. It wasn't because I was a fan of her or loved the book particularly. It was an entertaining book, but I read it in college so it just gave me a scare not to get married and have kids more than anything. Then years later, I caught the movie on TV and watched it. SJP plays this working mom, with a very ambitious career, with a husband who was supportive of her and the family but also had ambitions on his own, and she struggles to be a "good mom," you know, bringing cookies to school, trying to be polite to other moms from school... It was aptly titled, "I don't know how she does it."

I look at other moms with multiple kids and have a very successful, productive careers, sometimes in the office, sometimes at home. Work at home moms who have really great income are the ones I envy the most. I love spending time with my little one, and hate to think that one day I would have to leave him at home or at school to go work. It just tears me apart. But working at home for me is really difficult because for the most part of my life, work and home were two separate lives and never really overlapped much. 

And as much as I love our home, it's an open space layout and there is virtually no space cut out for my work, whether legal work or handmade business. It's really frustrating!

If you're a mom, and work at home, how do you do it? How do you teach kids to respect your space? How do you separate yourself from home life when you need to work?