That's right. I said it. What's in my crochet bag right now is stress. I've got a great big bag of stress in my bag. It starts with work stress, then, using that as the base, add Thanksgiving stress, money stress, house stress, kid stress and holiday budget stress and you have me: a useless ball of nerves and misery.
The thing is that there are a lot of reasons why I craft. I craft to create, to exert control over an out-of-control word, to produce something worthwhile, to develop skills that will be marketable after the zombie apocalypse. I crochet for all of those reasons, plus stress relief.
I'm afraid it's not doing it's job, though.
Perhaps because I am trying to Christmas crochet, which is probably enough to drive anyone up the tree, especially someone who very, very stupidly put two, TWO, 2 sweaters on her Christmas crochet list.
So, there's not much to add at this juncture. I am working on a sweater. I have some scarves, another sweater and some ornaments left to go.
I thought I'd hear from you guys. It doesn't have to be crochet, or even fiber arts or even crafting. But what do you do for stress relief that sometimes stops being relief and starts being the cause? And what do you do about that? What do we do when the things we do for fun stop being fun, I guess is my questions. With special care taken for the fact that I have no doubt that it will again become fun. In other words, "Quit doing it," is probably the wrong answer for me.