Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Gentle art of domesticity - repetition



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?



6 comments:

  1. I enjoy knitting but now I have too many scarves. I might start on a jumper now the colder weather is nearing. But at the moment I generally spend my spare time reading.

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    1. Nice, I have never liked anything I knitted for myself, but have knitted jumpers for others that look nice! I like to sit int he evenings with my hubby, and if I read I need to be in a quiet room. I read mostly during the day.

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  2. I find it hard to concentrate on anything very long now that I am getting older :-( Sad but true. The scarf looks great though. Are those your knees in the background? LOL! Obviously it isn't cold up there. I have my trackie dacks on at the moment.

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    1. HI Nana Chel,
      Concentration is good for building new brain cells! Yes it is still shorts weather here!

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  3. Love the pattern to the piece you are knitting, I usually keep a crochet project at hand to pick up in the evenings, living in Florida with semi tropical weather most of the year I tend to look for lightweight yarn my favorite of late is Lion Brands Shawl in a Ball which is a cotton /acrylic blend, which comes in lovely variegated colorways.

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    1. That yarn sounds nice, I find yarn so expensive that it hardly warrants making anything. I love it when i get free yarn!

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