I've been so tired lately. For the last couple of weeks work has been extremely stressful and when I get home I just don't feel like doing anything. Not even knitting. And I have so much to finish! I did manage to do the second 2-needle sock on Saturday, so the weekend wasn't a total loss. I went to the chiropractor last night for my regular appt, and he commented that I wasn't knitting. I'm ALWAYS knitting in the waiting room, so this really surprised him. Long story short, he did some accupuncture on me too. I felt a little more energized last night, enough to do a few rows on the Homespun Hoodie, but I'm not sure if it was the needle sticks or that I know my deadline is coming up and I'd just better get on with it no matter how I feel.
My secret pal asked how I got involved with so much charity knitting. Well, a lot of it has to do with a job change in February. I didn't switch employers, they just reorganized our IT department and now I'm a Project Manager instead of a Developer. When I did development work I would just come in and do what I was supposed to do and go home and not think about it. Now I'm responsible for so much that is out of my hands because I'm relying on other people to do what they are supposed to do. And my work before fell into what I considered "right livelihood" as part of my practice, and now I just feel like I'm making money for the man. You know? It's all business, all the time. So I feel like I have to continue to contribute to humanity in some way, and this is the way I'm doing it right now. I'm so lucky and fortunate, and there are so many people who are not. What I can do isn't much, but it's something. There will be a sweater on a child who might not have one if I didn't make one, a child someone loves very much, or maybe a child who has no one to love them. But this winter they will be warm.
I saw a movie last week called "Shortcut to Nirvana." While I was watching this movie, a few things about my life took on a pattern. I'm still thinking about it though, so I'll post my thoughts on it on my main blog later.