Thursday, April 22, 2010


I find myself casting around for want of a post. I certainly have things to show you, a pair of trousers for me, a linen dress for Tilly, but they need modelling and a willing camera assistant, both of which allude me for the moment.

There is little to show you by way of knitting, Bloom needs seaming, it will be quick and easy, I have no idea why I haven't done it yet. I feel restless and scatty, I need to settle. The children are back at school and the house is almost clean again but I still feel at odds.

I need a new knitting project to fall in love with, I cast on for yet another Birch but only because I happened to have suitable yarn and could think of nothing else to make at present, I am knitting patiently along the rows each evening but the lace is failing to sooth my busy mind in its normal way.

Perhaps it is the surge of growth outside. The stirrings of leaves and blossoms, perhaps like the plant life my mind is experiencing a rising of sap! I am full of thoughts and ideas, far too many to follow through.

I need to focus and find my steady rhythm once again but in the mean time I am enjoying these blue skies, the appearance of blossom, I am soaking it up while my mind whirls away. How I love this time of year.


Blogger Arianwen said...

Beautiful photos I am envious that you look so much closer to spring than us. Though the sun is shining and things are growing there isn't much in the way of blossom yet.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:29:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

How I envy you that home grown rhubarb. I left my garden rhubarb in the ground in Oregon when I moved to California seven years ago. I still miss it.

I too am casting about for an appropriate sweater pattern. My books are scattered around the room...

Friday, April 23, 2010 12:05:00 am  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Isn't it odd how our lives run in cycles? Weeks of amazing productivity and weeks of flopping around enjoying life around us. Beautiful pictures. Enjoy the casting around -- you'll soon be anchored again!

Friday, April 23, 2010 3:36:00 am  
Blogger Lucille said...

I think many people share your feelings at this time of year. A lovely spring like this is very distracting.

Friday, April 23, 2010 6:36:00 am  
Blogger MrsP said...

I too have been "casting around" and feeling at odds with myself- a project started here and left there- thoughts not following each other, feeling restless and unfulfilled- but I couldn't have put it as eloquently as you did and with such beautiful photos... thank you Jx

Friday, April 23, 2010 10:44:00 am  
Blogger Linda said...

Such lovely photos. I always feel similar after the school holidays, its getting back into a different routine I think.

Friday, April 23, 2010 2:10:00 pm  
Blogger Firefly said...

I was just reading "Miracles on Maple Hill" to a student this afternoon, and a character in the book (Mr. Chris) remarks that in spring, he just feels 'the push' -- the sap in the maple trees, the sprouting flowers in the fields, baby foxes, and birds returning from migration. Thought this was a great way to describe the feeling of spring.

Friday, April 23, 2010 11:51:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Lovely! I'm going back and forth between wanting to do everything, and wanting to do nothing! :o)

Saturday, April 24, 2010 3:27:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

I feel just the same way...and I do think it's the spring least that's what I'm telling myself. And I haven't seamed my Bloom yet either! K x

Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:03:00 am  
Blogger alice c said...

Sometimes the direction that we must take is not obvious and we have to wait patiently until we reach a signpost. It is frustrating but if you are impatient and turn too early you can end up going down a side road. In the meantime, enjoy the view.

Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:53:00 pm  
Blogger TD wool design said...

hard to find the focus sometimes, but you have lots of loveliness around you to look at! xx

Sunday, April 25, 2010 12:33:00 pm  
Blogger Krawuggl said...

This is what I am feeling at the moment, too. So many things swirling around in my mind, everyday another favorit, but the next day I change everything once again. Deep in my heart I have the feeling that I am completely by myself and know exactly what I want, but to express it and bring it to life is more difficulty for me. Just this morning, when walking our dog I thought to myself, that this walking, by watching the nature spring into new life is my very personal, very selfish time of the day where I am only enjoying being here. No thinking, no wondering, no pondering, just my dog and me watching the grass to grow.

Monday, April 26, 2010 9:54:00 am  
Blogger BrookV22988 said...

good post..................................................

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:11:00 am  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

it all really is a balance, huh.
i am certain these spring days will awaken your urge to knit!!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:05:00 pm  

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