I have slowly started to pick up the pieces and the best way to do that is by working on small pieces of craft items. The project I am currently working on are a few more animals from the pattern that I picked up last month. What you see in the pictures are the parts for a pig and some of the parts for a cat. I know it looks like a mess but considering everything that is the best way to show things right now.
I decided that instead of sitting and knitting each piece and then assembling the animal as I go I would make the pieces all at once and then I will sit down later and sew them together. Also it means that I can work on the pieces quickly as a lot of them aren't very big at all. When I have wanted to knit I have enjoyed working on the pieces because I feel like I am getting somewhere.
What is amazing is over the last while I lost most of my interest in crafting and I have been slowly working on getting back to the things that I enjoy doing. Cross-stitch, knitting and crocheting are things I normally love doing but lately they all have been a challenge.
One of the biggest challenges I have been dealing with lately is being criticized for my choices. If it had been one person I could have dealt with it easily but it seems that so many people have said something about a project that I have been working on. All of these criticisms have impacted me and I know that I shouldn't have let me but when that is basically all you hear and nothing positive from these people it gets a little much. I have now decided that if these people don't like what I am doing that is too bad and I will do my projects the way I want to do them.
The pieces are slowly being picked up and I hope to get back to doing the things that I have loved doing. My piece of advice to a lot of people is if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. Now I am going to go and craft for a while.