I've started a small knitting project. A quick and easy project to feel like I've accomplished something. A lace cowl in a raspberry color. It's still a work in progress. I carry this project in my backpack hoping I might have a few minutes to knit during my lunch break.
I haven't lost interest in knitting. It's just a lack of available time. Also, I have an issue with competing hobbies. Two weeks ago, I picked up another hobby...oil painting. I'm teaching myself (not unusual, huh?) and so far working on my 5th painting. I've noticed when I sit down to paint, I paint in 2 hour increments mostly alla prima (wet on wet).
This weekend, I do get to spend sometime with my yarns and teach a friend (Mavis) how to knit. I will be teaching her the basic stitches, knit and purl as well as the long tail CO and binding off. I plan to pull out some yarns I have from my out-of-control stash and let her pick something for her first project a scarf. I have another friend (Kim) who wants a refresher on knitting so she can start her own project. I need to set aside some time for her.
I'm feeling overwhelmed for the lack of time I have for myself. I always tell my friends to make time for themselves and do something fun. Right now, I feel torn between knitting and painting.
What do I do?