Friday, December 22, 2006

you go on ahead, I'll catch up later...

finally, we are on the other side of the solstice. The light will be returning, slowly, but it will be returning. I am a person who usually has an unfavorable response to this period of lack of light....but I try my hardest to do my best and not let it get to me (well, at least not too much). I suppose we all have our methods of dealing with the absence of light.

Not possessing the means to take a trip to a latitude with a southerly location, I leave a prism on my desk. From time to time- I look at the light through it. Does it enhance my ability to get things done? Does it influence my emotions? Does it have a psychological impact on the quality of my life? No, no, and probably not. But it does make me think about how much I love light, and color..and how much I miss the sun when it is so far away. I feel like I am holding a little bit of the sun in my hand.

December is the month that always has the fewest hours of daylight. Perhaps that is why I have trouble getting things done on time in December..."there just aren't enough hours in the day"....

I made the Andean headband and it turned out to be a disaster. In the process of teaching myself to knit continental, while doing two handed color work in the round, a peculiar thing happened. I read the chart backwards, rather, I read the chart from right to left. Halfway through the pattern, I realized what I had been doing, and noticed that the pattern did not instruct the reader where to start. I guess they assume that one would have the good sense to start at the left and read right, but since my circulars had me knitting right to left, I followed the chart that way. So I did achieve a pattern, but it was not the one I intended. duuh

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Mike has a prism for the long winter days too - I don't know how well it works but he likes looking at it. Actually, I like your rendition - so who would know it's "backwards" if you didn't point it out??

Dawn said...

There are two prisms and two hearts hanging from the light fixture above my computer desk, one prism and a blue, gold and pearl ornament hanging from the light above our dining table across the room, and a purple/blue calico ball hanging from the middle Douglas Fir beam between the computer desk and table. I am determined to catch any rays that shine!

Anne said...

What Cathy said - she is a smart cookie - how would we know it was "wrong"? I actually like the pattern. The colors look great together. And here's to the tilt back around to spring!

Fiberjoy said...

LOL, I thought knitting patterns were read right to left, it makes sense as that's the direction one knits.

Can you tell I haven't yet used a knitting chart?

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