Oh, well! Knit on!
Here’s what I’ve been working on lately (though I can’t take much credit for the afghan as a friend helped with the majority of it). The main body of the Showy Shrug is done, but now I have to add all the ribbing that will go around the edges. This is the project that has caused my love/hate relationship with knitting; I love it when it’s going well, but I hate frogging it over and over. This yarn, Lion Brand Mystery, is horrid to fix because of the super-bulky areas of color. But I do love the effect! On the bright side, I’ve become extremely adept at UN-knitting. I need to pace myself, though, as I don’t want to finish these at the same time and then have nothing to work on! (Gasp!)
Life really does begin after 45, it seems.
And if you want the proof, here’s a recent report from the Journal of Advanced Nursing, in which researchers from the College of Nursing at Arizona State University measured the stress levels and personality traits of 299 women of various ages.
What they found is encouraging:
- Women between ages 18 and 29 were under high stress, and had poor personality traits. Result: poor health, both physically and emotionally.
- Between ages 30 and 45, stress levels generally went up, but women with strong personality traits saw their way through it all, and they were healthier than when they were younger.
- Once past 45, emotional stress levels declined, while the healthy personalities became better still.
So now I have to frog it all the way back to the sleeves, which really ticks me off because I’ve tried so hard to follow this danged pattern carefully. I should have asked more questions.
Live knit and learn.