Sunday, April 17, 2011
The perfect remedy for this is spinning. Spinning is utterly mindless and meditative. The only moment in time that exists is the current one. This moment, this draft. At the same time though, it does require some physical activity and can add additional fatigue if I'm not very careful in limiting myself. Then I knit. Knitting can be a bit more "thinky" and to be perfectly honest, the repetition of plain garter or stockinette fills my chest with a palpable sense of ennui and frustration. I need patterns that aren't too boring, but not so complex I'll have to rip back every other row. The scarf above became a little boring after awhile, but I plowed through, knitting with sheer will rather than hands. The yarn is my handspun "chocolate covered cherry" from a few posts back.