Thursday, 14 June 2007

Learning to be quiet.........

Firstly let me thank you all for your lovely supportive comments. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the comments I receive. You know when you ask your kids a question, then you ask again and again and again......and again...and then you yell and then they answer (all theoretical of course, not my kids, my kids are perfect). Well sometimes that how blogging feels (never ever that frustrating), you put ideas and thoughts out there and you have no idea whether anyone is listening and then out of the blue comes a voice and it feels good. So thank you, thank you very much.

So where am I at with my knitting?

Well as you all knew, I couldn't stop. I guess knitting is my yoga after all. But I do feel very quiet with my knitting at the moment. And that is okay. I live life out loud and that crosses over to my knitting. Sometimes I get worried that I will die before I get to do all that I want to do, knit all that I want to knit, see all that I want to see, learn all that I want to learn. Sometimes I share these thoughts and others always think I am odd for it. Maybe because I truly believe I will live to at least 90 in good health and that seems like plenty of time to most. But there is so much life to live. I don't want to leave this world with regrets. So sometimes I overdo it. (Shut up Ted, it is only sometimes, define sometimes then mister!).

So for a change I don't feel urgent about what I am doing. I don't feel the need to cast on a million projects. I don't feel the need to be planning, planning, planning. I feel strangely peaceful. I just want to knit for knitting sake. That's it. Hell at the moment I'm not even trying to talk Ted into buying a sailboat so we can sail around the world, you know even though we can't sail and I get terribly seasick; details, details, details.

My dryer is overflowing with UFO's and WIP's. I have some charity knitting I have put off for too long. I plan to frog where necessary and finish up all else. Maybe even the dryer will be empty before I start anew, maybe. I like the sound of that.
I also plan to use this down time to play with some of the other crafts that I dapple in and some I have been meaning to try.

And of course I owe you all a hundred and one book reviews as promised.

This slowing down thing isn't all bad; who would have thought it.

And because blogs need photos.

See cupcakes do rule the world.

1 comment:

Stell said...

is this of any use, it might be and then it depends on how you approach your knitting ...

mindful knitting, with me I can make some really ugly stuff, cause sometimes it all about the process, and what I learnd, and it really dosn't have to fit any one or look good, it is nicer if it does --- but not essential.