knitnana: Feeling Scattered...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Feeling Scattered...

True to form, as I begin again with my yoga/meditation practice, the rest of my world feels as if it's scattered into little piles of disarray. It happens every time, and should, you'd think, be the impetus for me to remember that this is why I need to not fall away from my practice, but stay with it once things settle down, right?
Well, I guess that's the human condition, isn't it?

Anyway, my knitting has been affected, too, not just my work and home life. (Will eventually get to the vet's books this weekend, should get a new bag design hammered out and a prototype made, but housework also calls, and I'm aimlessly moving from one chore to another, not getting a lot accomplished yet - well, I did finally get the dishes done!)

Early morning yesterday, as I was packing my work tote with lunch and lunchtime knitting and a magazine, I picked up the Purple Mock Cable Socks that I've been working on and grinding my teeth every stitch I take. I just couldn't face another lunch with those, as the yarn isn't my favorite. They're in time out.

So I opened another PSC (I think this is bag 2 of the 6 for this year):

I cast on at lunch, but last night I didn't want to knit socks, so I picked up Ishbel again and got 3 rows done, in between reading Food Rules by Michael Pollan. It's just a little book, folks, and I reserved it at my library (and had to wait a bit for it, it's popular!) and checked it out last night on my way home. Finished it by bedtime, too. It is indeed full of the commonsense dietary admonitions we should all try to live by. Tho' I have to admit that the "don't eat foods with ingredients you can't pronounce" admonition, while very wise, would make my Weight Watchers mini chocolate bar 1 point treats impossible. And that's what has saved my sanity through this weight loss odyssey! ;)

So this morning the scattered, "2-month-old-hamster-with-ADHD-mind" I have these days has continued. (sigh, okay, you may call it Monkey Mind, it is, by whatever name you use...a PITA!)

I picked the socks back up, put them down, trekked around a bit on the web, read about a few new sewing books, searched for new knitting blogs, and found some interesting ones in the UK that I hadn't seen before, but didn't stay long enough to share those links with you, put a couple of things on my ebay "watch list," decided a blog post was overdue, and so here I am...

And here's the sock, with The Meezer perched to take over my spot in the chair...

She did, too.
(Don't forget to Spring Forward tonight! Now I'm off to try something different - I'm off to B-R-E-A-T-H-E!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember Julian of Norwich: "All manner of things shall be well" Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, Revelation 13, chapter XXXII. This line and a similar one, "Sin is behovable, but all shall be well" (chapter XXVII), were amalgamated into

Sin is Behovely, but
All shall be well, and
All manner of thing shall be well.
—T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding," III.19-21.

So just hang in there. (Of course, T.S. Eliot was a prejudiced and narrow-minded individual in the extreme, but a great poet — and not just when it came to writing about cats.)

10:32 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Remember to breathe - one of my personal mantras.

And I refer to the state you were experiencing as fibrillation. Just like a fibrillating heart, without coordinated motion you work a lot and don't accomplish anything, even the necessary. If only I could have a pacemaker for my attention...

I'm sure a good night's sleep and some calming meditation and you will be back and focused and moving forward quickly. Peace.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Hooray! Another 2 Lbs. plus down on the ticker scale, I AM impressed. Wonderful Sallee.

Meezer, you are so beautiful. Ched sends his best headbonk.

Hugs, G

PS: I have a knit post over at Veggies, with a question or two to answer. Hope to see you soon.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I soo understand... I can't still figure out why some days I have that scattered feeling and other times not, but I do know that attention to my own well-being overall, helps to reduce that feeling of not knowing what to do next. Hang in there, and think of all the good that has happened recently instead of what you want to do next... maybe this is a weekend to sit back and bask in your recent accomplishments.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

I think scattered thinking must be in the spring breezes as I've been scattered too. Of course, last night's "spring forward" isn't helping any.. {{{HUGS}}}

2:17 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

I'm sorry you are feeling out of sorts...those days tend to come and go. All you can do is muddle through them and do the best you can. But even if you only do a little here and there those things add up in the long run. I think your advice is best...just breathe.

11:24 AM  

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