Monday, December 15, 2008

going in circles

Fouetté: A turn or spin on one leg, the body being propelled by a whipping motion of the free leg. It is usually performed by a female dancer. Spinning around and around,going in circles. Very graceful for a dancer. Not so graceful when you need to be moving forward. Pretty tree,the Nutcracker, reflections in the window, the dancers go on and on unlike myself,who has only been going around and around. to start at least 5 projects and then frog them all, only to end up winding around and around so,I followed the flow of this satin ribbon, and wrapped and tied, and packaged and sent. I will write and bake. I will prepare. I will knit. Once I stop going in circles.

14 comments:

kim said...

Yeah, I know that feeling well. I started two scarves and ripped them both tonight. I came home for lunch to let the dogs out and found that I had never locked the door this morning. In my angst, I forgot to let the dogs out... It's that time of year. Lovely skeins...

Brittany Noel said...

Just keep holding your lovely yarns! Yarns make everything better.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

turning in circles is what makes christmas so much fun...to be able to sit back on the 25th and let out a large sigh of satisfaction is why we all love the silly season, and why we repeat the process all over again in 12 months time...sigh....

YarnSnob said...

Take a deep breath, breathe slowly eventually you will go forward and onwards and not in circles ;)

amanda said...

You need to sit and squish some yarn for a litle moment...then inhale deeply! :D

Renee said...

Eat chocolate ~ I find it makes the circling stop. If it doesn't work it tasted darned good and takes my mind off what's not finished for a couple of minutes. That's when I think about the extra treadmill time I'll have to put in since I ate chocolate and makes me realize I don't have time to run and sweat so I get more focused on the knitting and other tasks for Christmas. lol Hey, anything for an excuse to nosh on chocolate... Have a great day.

life in the bizzy lane said...

in going in circles you can only hope to learn from them and how to end the cycle and begin anew. :o)

MrPuffy said...

It's a very busy and stressful time of year. Whenever I feel like I'm going in circles I simply jump off the merry go round and skip activities.

It's all lovely yarn they - and you - will have a better day :)

Michele said...

Sorry about the frogging - the time limits we all feel this time of year don't help. C'est la vie. When I need to stop the spinning I go clean out a drawer, a shelf, or a closet - it brings me a sense of order and peace (and control).

Pam said...

I've at last come to understand displacement activities. When I had such things as 'remember to put grit on top of the pots with narcissi bulbs in them' on my daily to-do list, it never happened. Other, more interesting and urgent things needed to be achieved first. Such as beginning a new project.
Now that the to-do list doesn't have the grit thing on the list - what was the first thing done today? The pots look so much better now, but the wrapping, the card writing? Mmmm.
P x

charlotte said...

hope your circles stop soon!

TLCknits said...

Circles are good.. remember Spirograph...?LOL...Love the pictures

zebraknits said...

That can me one awfully dizzy I know. I don't know what to tell you...maybe switching off everything and walking away, to take a breather will bring you to one starting point. Maybe.

raining sheep said...

Yes, I know that feeling, I am having that feeling right now. Ugh! Just have a glass of good wine.