It's getting to be mid-August and I am burning through my vacation days like a tank of gas in a teenager's car. I have had a long weekend- I took Friday off along with Monday and Tuesday, so tomorrow it's back to work. I have not been working on anything crafty for a while now. This summer I am trying to learn the game of golf and I am still not quite getting it. The words that most often come to mind are that I "super suck", but it is not for a lack of trying.
Friday I went to a par-3, 9-hole course all by myself to practice and Saturday I went back to that little course with my husband (who is also learning to golf) for another 9 holes of practice. Sunday, I played 18 with a good friend of mine and her son, and Monday I went out and played 18 by myself again. I keep telling myself that all of the bad shots and lost balls are getting me closer to being an accomplished golfer, but I am starting to wonder. Does practice always make perfect?
I think of all the knitting maneuvers that used to feel so awkward and difficult that now seem so simple and natural. Since I started golfing I have been telling myself that golf is like anything else. It seems difficult at first but after you do it hundreds or thousands of times it will become automatic -like typing, or knitting, or sewing a straight seam.
I'm starting to lose faith in that concept, because some days I feel like I am regressing rather than progressing out there. I'm not ready to throw in the golf towel yet, but today I am taking a break. I have league on Wednesday night, and I am hoping like crazy that I can graduate from "super suck" to something I can feel good about.
I am sitting at the dining room table this morning, firing up the laptop, and drinking coffee and this is what I see:
Hmmm... those bright, cheery quilt blocks that I started a while back using the Deb Strain "Fresh" charm packs. It seems to be a bit of an overcast day outside and the summer heat is taking some time-off this week, so I think I will take another look at this project and see if I can make some headway on this project on this last day of my mini-vacation.
In other news, this Saturday is Stitches Midwest 2010 and I am going down for the big event with my good friend and golfing buddy/coach, Lara. Here is a snap of us out on the course...
Saturday will be a big day. It takes about 2 hours to get to Schaumburg, IL and the expo is usually quite huge and overwhelming so it will be a long day. I can't wait to see what is new and beautiful and exciting this year even though my golf game is seriously cutting into my yarn budget. Hmmm... I'll have to figure something out. I always end up drooling and lusting after way more patterns and yarns than I could ever possibly work up in a lifetime. It's a good thing there really are no Knitting Police because I would have been locked up a long time ago for my stashing and unfinished objects.
I'm sure to rack up a few new "violations" this weekend. There are always so many beautiful projects at the knitting expo and I just can't resist the draw.