A group of friends and I recently decided to shake things up a bit and do something completely outside of our normal routine.
We decided to go here:
Except not as spectators. Oh no, that would be too easy, too comfortable.
We went as participants. As in, full on costumes, hair, make-up and handy tips from other volunteers on how to scare the crap out of people.
The Irvin Haunted Ship
had never had a group of volunteers like us before, but they couldn't have been more welcoming. And the other teen aged volunteers were friendly and all around awesome.
We were all dead tired by the end of the night, but had so much fun that it got me to thinking about where else my comfort zones lie.
Definitely in my knitting. I like fast, easy, no-gauge patterns. I like to make things like the Bad Oyster
shawl (seriously, so much so that I made three in a month). But, I've decided to shake that up a small bit. I recently started a Vitamin D
sweater. This has been in my queue forever and I love the look. I consider it dipping my toe into having to pay attention to a pattern and working on shaping in the garment. I cannot completely follow the rules, though, and am knitting it with worsted weight yarn so there is some fine tuning, but it's turning out exactly as I'd hoped.
When I feel the need to take a break and rest my brain, it's back to socks, shawls, hats and cowls galore! I get so many of those projects off my list when I'm procrastinating on something else. :-)
My target end date is Thanksgiving, and I know this will lead to more outside of the comfort zone projects - I'd love to hear your recommendations!