I really enjoyed this weeks reflection on repetitions within the domestic life,, but I cant say I will ever be a big fan of the repetition of housework! I tend to give the house a good clean over the weekend as I work during the week, and often times when the weekend is busy and I only get the cleaning done towards the end of the weekend I feel as though I am missing out on enjoying the clean house! I am lucky that my hubby who stays home does all the laundry.
Cooking can be repetitive, but I find I am so often trying new recipes out that there is not much repetition there.
She highlighted three paintings, all of women knitting socks. Now that is one thing I do enjoy the repetition of! Knitting! I love to have something next to my chair that I can pick up in the evenings and work on. Very often it is something that requires a bit of concentration, as right now I am working on a scarf for my daughter who lives in Europe. There is no way that I will ever need a scarf in the Far North Tropics! Last month I received my birthday voucher from Lincraft and wandered in to see what I could spend my 10.00 on. There was a pattern in the back of the better homes and gardens magazine that I liked the look of. I dont know if it is just me, but I can never find the yarn that they recommend, and I really wanted a variegated yarn, but there was none in the thinner yarn, so I settled on a beige. It is fifty percent angora and was originally 9.00 a ball, marked down to 3.00 a ball. Win/win! I like the way it is turning out, and the pattern is repetitive enough that I don't have to concentrate too hard, although I do have to count....
With my lack of concentration I might have made a few mistakes, but in the whole scheme of things hopefully they don't stand out. Therapeutic and blissfully zoning out is exactly the way I would describe my evening knitting.
Do you knit in the evenings?