Google Knitting Doodle alerted me this morning to the Winter Solstice – appropriate then it was an animated knitter ! Shortest day, longest night – and then we start getting back to normal. All I have to do now is to survive Xmas Day without throttling someone – no change there then, some traditions endure !
My personal knitting projects though are all over the place.
I am struggling with the task of the Baby Fairy Magic Wishing Shawl. I am so tired and cold at present (internally, externally, metaphorically, allegorically – any other ‘ally you can pointlessly think of!), it is all I can do to pick the needles up, when I sit down. I am not good with emotional decision making and there have been a few this week in my “other” life.
I also can’t sit and knit when there is chaos in the house around me, and some evenings I haven’t even had a chance to do the washing up from the night before, the inertia has been that complete. If I didn’t need to sit on the settee because there is no other seating in the house, that would be covered as well !
I have documents, discarded post, essential communications, notes, pattern writing, magazines which need to be filleted for essential pictures, washing which needs putting away.
The trouble is, when I finish this project, that is the only stuff set up and ready to do, without having to do some planning, thinking, calculating numbers and head scratching. All too much to do.
I think I am going to have to engage with the WIP basket in the near future – it is that serious. Emergency Knitting taking priority over pretty flimsy creations or not.
Where did I leave the spinning wheel? – Surely not….