Tuesday, January 4, 2011

As I mean to go on

I'm not going to give myself any grief for not really knitting yesterday even though that is a pretty weird thing for me to (not) do.

I was tired in the morning which may explain why, after leaving my polite grace period as a car passenger, I forgot to reach for my knitting. When I noticed that, 30 minutes into the trip, there didn't seem to be much point in getting out the sock I didn't finish the other day specifically so I could have it for this drive, but when the driver opted to stop for coffee I opted to knit a few rounds while keeping the vehicle company.

That was it for knitting, all day.

Usually in the evening I collapse in front of the TV for some educational viewing and compulsive knitting, but I was invited to play board games instead and even though I usually knit through those as well I didn't even think of doing that. I just giggled a lot.

Later still I just wanted to go to bed or watch TV doing nothing, but I made myself get out some roving I've been drafting. I figured if I couldn't do anything else, I could pet wool, and it was a good call because Hello 'Relaxing'?

I'm not quite sure what to make of this because though I'm pretty sure I did go through one or two four hour periods in which I did not think or even care much about knitting over the last 18 months, it's never lasted a whole day. Probably I am just too tired from all the mayhem of the past two weeks, to say nothing of two months of panic knitting, to know what I am (not) doing.

But it occurs to me that there is just the slightest possibility that the whole concept of 'a peaceful 2011' sunk into my subconscious. Could it be that I will put knitting into perspective, and not have needles in my hands for a minimum of 15 minutes every waking hour?


I think I will take this probably accidental quiet approach and walk meditatively with it today (see, I was going to write 'run with it' there, did you guess?) I have a highly unusual five hours all to myself today and though I strongly suspect I will fill them with the mother of all naps, I have my spinning wheel and instructional video and a bag of undyed fiber sitting out by the couch. Can't get much more peaceful than spinning, right?

1 comment:

heklica said...

It's funny but this is the first day in ages I have got nothing on my needles. I finished a pair of fingerless mittens yesterday and it was the last of my WIP's. Now I'm left with nothing on the needles and no clear plan of what I'm starting next. And it all feels very strange, I've been going round in cirles all day, as if looking for something I've lost.