Even though I have been knitting some over the last few months, it is nothing like the marathon sessions I used to have. I would really like to get back to knitting more (when I can tear myself away from other recently acquired hobbies), but I do think this break has done me some good.
Not only is my mind clearer on what projects are important and which I don't really want to do, but my hands don't ache constantly anymore.
And that my friends, is a good thing. As much as I want to get back to knitting, I know I have to keep it at a sane level and not push myself so hard to "just finish this real fast!".
Because after all, what is a hobby worth if it is not fun?