The sun rose at 1027am and set at 1351pm. The length of the day was 3 hours and 24 minutes. No sun today.
Back to knitting for a bit.
While I have been writing the pattern for the Kaamos mittens, I have also tried to knit a new mitten that would be about snow, maybe new snow or heavy snowfall, maybe even snow storm. I have had some kind of idea in my head, but even though the idea feels very good and looks good when I close my eyes and picture it, the image sort of gets blurred and does not look good at all when I grab a pair of needles. And I am trapped. All I can think of are these snow fall, "lumipyry" mittens, but really nothing works out.
yet another beginning to be frogged
I am beginning to wonder if I should cast away the idea, or let it be in the back of my mind until it pops out again, or if I should just keep at it until I am happy with it. I have this strange feeling that it might turn into something if I just let it be for a while, but then I am so eager to get to it that I would not like to wait... I know that I should give my mind a rest and do something else, but every time I am aware of my thoughts, they are back at the mitten.
flock of reindeer, far away
While I was walking with the dogs today, all I did I was looking at the tracks of the birds and the squirrels, the hares and the reindeer. The delicate little paw tracks that Mr Cat had left on his short visit outside. Kept thinking if and how I could take the images to the mittens and so far, nothing.
Sometimes the mind is so cluttered that there really is no room for an idea to develop and I am beginning to wonder if that is the case here. I have - like everyone else at this time - this long to-do list that is very difficult to ignore and it is taking up way too much space. Maybe I should clean my desk and at the same time clean my head, arrange everything in neat little order visually and mentally and then I could see the design. If there is any. Maybe this is just a wild goose chase.
Cup of tea and Christmas pastry to help.
Traditional Christmas pastry, leafy butter-dough (lots of butter, wheat flour and cold water) and plum jam in the middle. (I always go the easy route with these, buy readymade dough and readymade jam.)
If there is not going to be any snow on my mittens, there is plenty on the ground, and that is very good.
Wool until tomorrow,