"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
--from The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
That is how I feel a thousand times a day.. I wake up in the morning sort of figuring out what I would like to do with the day – well more to the point what has to be done in the day – and also processing what has happened in the couple of days proceeding.
I ponder problems, I toy with solutions, I try to place my paper templates on the day, so as to leave as little waste as possible when I cut my garment out.
Then I get up and get sidetracked with the mundane responsibilities of life. No wonder I am depressed
November – I love November, the short month, before the even shorter working month of December, which in turn precedes the infinitesimally unending and skint month of January.
January – the month of fresh starts, new beginnings, stash knit downs.. and cold.
Back to November is a good month to try to do something which requires concentration as the TV is quite poor and the nights close in early.
I have had a few attempts at NaNoWriMo – thoroughly enjoyed it and on a few occasions have completed extremely useful manuscripts in excess of the 50,000 word target.
November is also Wovember – a celebration of woolly goodness.
I am brought back to earth with a rush though, dragged off my cloud of giddy excitement as November is also the month when we so nearly lost our son in 2005.
BUT WE DIDN’T – so back in the room and I am determined not to get sidetracked off my predetermined path of righteous creativity after all the good of the recent holiday.
So I am going to have a go at the NaKniSweMo KAL (ooh what a tongue twister) – best go and read instructions. In the meantime, I am starting my new bestselling Novel (to sit on the shelf with all the other manuscripts!) and I am going to cast on a Mobius Cowl..
Just because I can and I want to be doing some knitting whilst I am thinking and planning…