Procrastination: the root of all evil

Today’s post was supposed to be about the Chevron Stitch, but clearly that’s not what you’re going to be reading about.  Why?  Because I procrastinated enough so that it’s not what I want to talk about today, but I’m not sure what I want to talk about… hence the strange interlude into my world of crochet & yarn arts with this more scientific post.

Truthfully I haven’t been completely procrastinating.  I’ve been working on other non-crochet projects while also working on my Etsy marketing strategy, but clearly, my other endeavors have kept me from completing projects that I know need to get done..

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. [1] It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable — Wikipedia

In thinking about this subject, I ran across an article from…  Procrastination – 10 things to know.  The article tells me that I’m getting in my own way by procrastinating and I believe that to be true.  I have projects to work on, specific things that need to be done before I can post new listings to Third Floor Yarn Works, at yet, here I sit writing out this long post to the world because I’m not clicking with the things I need to do today.

Here is my list of WIPs…tell me…aren’t these sounding fun?  Why can’t I just finish them?

  • Holland Fantail blanket
  • Blue Scrap Waffle Blanket
  • Simply Soft Scrap Squares
  • Dinosaur Graphghan

I think at this point I’m thinking the real reason I’m procrastinating is that I’m overwhelmed.  Tomorrow is the last day of school before the kids get out for Spring break.  There will be parties and activities and a high level of stimulation for them (and me) and then BOOM!  Nothing!  We’ve got two events planned for the next 12 days, but other than that I haven’t got a clue what to do with my extremely active children.  If the weather was more predictable I could plan, but its not, so I can’t.

Actually, that felt good to say…now I guess I can get on with it.  I’m going to start with the project that will work up the quickest.  The Blue Scrap Waffle blanket has been sitting the longest and the plan is clear to finish it…while the others have too many options.

So wish me luck, cross your fingers, and look for a new listing  in the shop soon!




One thought on “Procrastination: the root of all evil

  1. Haajarah The Hijabi says:

    Don’t stress too much, you don’t have to keep your kids entertained the whole time they’re off. I’ve read that letting kids get bored is good, helps them become creative in busying themselves.

    I’ve only got a 5 and a 3 year old so it’s not too hard to keep them busy, and they’re super active. They didn’t get that from me D:


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