Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mind Control


I'm up at the Tigeen. Replete with deadlines. Replete. What a great word. Let me think about that for a minute or two.

I say to Leo a few hours ago as he shoots up and down the back 40 7+acres - please bring up a few logs to the Tigeen, it's a fire lighting day and I'm nearly fresh out. Leo nods, agrees and then ignores me. He does this a lot. I have to accept it. On his own time. And here he is now.....

As I pondered the shortfall of wood for the wee stove I thought: I have a lot of old wool there, I should knit a carrier for wood. Wool and wood. With a long wood handle. Open ended. Something to design and make up here when my muse, Scriobhnarin, flees. As she has done.

Knitting pushes the writing around, fills my head with fresh thoughts and approaches. I need to read, edit, add notes, descriptions, fill in the voids of symphonic phraseology(!). Attempt lyricism. Knitting plays the counterpoint to this.

And Sister gave me a brand new knitting bag when I was back home.

As if I don't have enough already.


12 comments:

  1. I like this idea - all of it! I knit though recently I've been satisfying that part of my mind with rug hooking. We have been having our first fires here in Labrador too and a carrier might be just the ticket. Ah, too much to do. Glad the writing is going well.

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  2. We are on the same track, I have just finished a post about knitting for tomorrow!

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  3. Envious, I never learned to knit.
    Several tried to teach me
    and just could not do it.
    Years ago I did crocheting and made something for all of family.
    Need to start again this Winter.
    Also miss my wood burning stove and fireplace of the past years
    but looking for simplicity for me
    did not put one in this cottage
    5 years ago.

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  4. Jan:
    A kindred spirit indeed :)
    I must write of an event in Cork that took my breath away. It does involve Labrador.
    XO
    WWW

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  5. GM:

    My very favourite posts are your knitting posts, I look forward to it.

    XO
    WWW

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  6. OWJ
    Funny this, I could never ever master crochet in spite of expert teachers. My tension was all wrong.
    As to fires I have 2 woodburning ones now, one in the cabin. If anything happens to Leo, I am done for.
    XO
    WWW

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  7. And I can't seem to stay out of quilt shops. I already have enough fabric to make quilts for the whole country....yarn, fabric, same difference! And while I have the fabric I may be running out of time!

    Maybe while you're knitting Scriobharin will sidle back into the tigeen?

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  8. I was reading today that any kind of regular writing, however simple, improves your physical and mental health. That doesn't surprise me. Writing gets your brain buzzing and that must have positive effects on your body as well.

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  9. Molly Bon;

    I am seriously embarrassed over the wool stashes. Log carriers with the wool doubles maybe an answer :)

    Time. Yes. I'd hate to see what happens to it after, well, you know :)

    XO
    WWW

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  10. Nick:

    All of us bloggers are living testimony to that, I bet :)

    XO
    WWW

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  11. That's a great idea. I like projects that combine creativity with practicality.

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  12. SAW:

    And you certainly encompass that into your life :)

    XO
    WWW

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