I like challenges. There is just something deep within me that craves a challenge. Not a crazy challenge like "I bet you can't eat all these pickles in 1 minute," but a challenge that I some how deem helpful for my life, in promoting its goodness. Challenge pervades everything I do. Despite popular belief, being a librarian at a community college is a huge challenge. Being a mom of two and working full-time with a husband that travels is a challenge. Being a runner is a challenge. I make reading goals to add challenges. Overall, I like the feeling of accomplishment and accomplishment is all that much sweeter with a harder challenge.
So as I have mentioned before, I like a knitting challenge too. I love knit-a longs. Right now, I am working on an all-year knit-a-long. This knit-a-long is knitting a monthly square to then become a blanket, it is called Building Blocks. I am so good a knitting squares. I can knit circles around squares. If anyone asked me what I am best at in knitting, it is making square things. This challenge is right up my alley. Each block/square is designed to develop a new knitting skill. I have to say that the skills are not new for me, but I am using them in new ways and honing my skills (double plus).
Due to my pregnancy hand issue, I was not able to knit for a few months, so I am a bit behind. However, since Stormy was born I have finished three or four blocks bringing my total to 7. I just started block #8 which only puts me only one square/month behind. I am sure with football season upon us I can get #8 and #9 completed this month maybe even get ahead and start #10. Just another challenge to make thing more interesting.
What are your feelings on a challenge?