After my wonderful husband of 47 years died nearly seven years ago (we were together 50 years), I could not concentrate on anything. To be honest, I still can’t, I watch a film, then turn it off to do something else, then go back to it. This is what it has been like ever since jumping from one thing to another. I can’t sit in the garden as I find it lonely and boring as I cannot read outside because my eyes are not good enough to read the small print in the books due to an illness I have, and I cannot use my Kindle because the bright lights dim the screen, I just cannot sit in the garden doing nothing as there is now nothing to do in the garden until Autumn as all my plants are perennial and look after themselves so I decided to go back to what I used to do so many years ago, knit. I knitted jumpers for our small sons, cardigans for myself and loved it but when I started working during the week when the boys were teenagers, I didn’t have the time anymore so I gave the needles and wool to a charity.
This week I have ordered Aran wool in double knit and chunky, the appropriate needles, patterns and cable needles. I will then be able to sit outside in the sunny garden and knit away playing my music on my earphones with a drink at my side. I won’t say I won’t keep getting up and doing something else but it will enable me to have something to do outside rather than sit there doing nothing.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner because I love knitting, I find it so calm, and following cable patterns stops my mind wandering all over the place. I will be knitting for our toddler grandson. making him little jumpers fo when winter starts.
I will scan the pattern onto my laptop and make the font larger and then print it off and laminate it which will make it easier to read.
To be honest, I am really looking forward to getting started and I haven’t had that feeling of looking forward to something since Pete died.
Love to all.