When I first began my daily writing habit in May 2017, I had one thing on my mind — knitting. It may sound strange, but there actually is a correlation between the two.
Anyone who knows me in real life knows that my two creative outlets are writing and knitting. Before I had the baby in November 2016, I would spend hours upon hours knitting, but now, I just try to get time in where I can, which usually amounts to knitting at work on my lunch hour.
In the knitting world, there are two kinds of knitters, people who have several projects going at once, and monogamous knitters. I tend to fall into the latter camp, as I prefer to work on one project at a time, no matter how large or small, until it is complete (although sometimes I make exceptions).
Before I began my daily writing habit, I kept thinking about the knitting project I was working on at the time — a giant blanket I was making for my friend as a housewarming present. When you knit something that large, you have to just trust that if you keep putting one stitch in front of the other, eventually you’ll finish the pattern.
I have been knitting for more than 10 years. Focusing on one project and seeing it through to completion is a skill I had honed over thousands of hours of knitting. So when I had the strong desire to start writing again, I found myself wondering, what if I applied my knitting skills to writing?