Duplicate Day is a code I have for my husband when he is approaching that point where he'll be stepping on my last nerve. Since he has talent for doing this on a daily basis, I started using my code daily. If he pissed me off, I'd say, "gee, it's gonna be a duplicate day." I use it interchangeably as code for boredom. It's a Duplicate Day, oh don't you feel it? It's a Duplicate Day-don't let it get away (sung to U2's Beautiful Day). The repetition of the daily grind is sometimes more than I can bear and it's begun to seep into my little pastime. This has lead to castonitis with my knitting. Bored? Let's cast on something new and ignore that bunch of knitting in the corner that is lying there unfinished.
I don't know what has happened to my knitting drive. I've misplaced it. Oh, I do it alright, here and there, but not like I had been. Shhhhhh. Don't tell anyone but, I think I'm bored with it all and this worries me. What's up with this? Is it the repetition of projects? I finished one this month. The thrummed mittens. I'm not getting that warm fuzzy feeling that knitting usually brings me. I can't get excited about any of it. Sh*t. Is there a doctor I can call about this malady? Do you think casting on for something will help? Or should I buckle down and finish one of those projects just lying about the joint? Do you think that will give me a sense of accomplishment? I'm just not certain. The last time I laid down my knitting needles, it was 25 years before I picked them back up. I can't even begin to go there.
What do you do when what you usually do for entertainment begins to bore you? How do you get those feelings of satisfaction back?