For the first time since the Ravellenic Games/Ravelympics inception, I couldn’t finish my knit in time.
My parents were on vacation during this time, and I went to spend a week in Sudbury with them, so they could spend extra time with Lila. They were a great help, but even with all the extra support, the very real truth emerged- my knitting time is nowhere near what it used to be, or what I’ve imagined it to be.
I took it pretty hard, to be honest. I had been working on a new design and put it on hold for a couple weeks believing I could dash off this lovely sweater in the alotted time, since I’ve always been able to complete a sweater during the Olympics before. But as the closing ceremonies began, and I had neither a finished design nor a completed Ravellenic Games sweater, I felt like failure. I cried. Because this was the clearest signal since little Lila came into the world- my time is not what it used to be. Not in a bad way, but in a new way that I still have to adjust for. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that, but it’s definitely something I have to mull over. And be much more realistic about how long it takes to knit or design something these days.
Next Ravellenic Games, I’ll tackle a smaller project. Maybe it’ll still be a sweater, but it’ll have to be a Lila-sized sweater.