Permaculture in Action

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Finding The Rythym

Woohoo. I've found it again I think. My enthusiasm, that is.

I've been feeling a little out of sorts for the last couple of weeks. Needed a break like everyone else, I suppose. So I read and read and read some more. But every time I tried to get interested in something else I just felt really flat. I did my most basic jobs around the house and farm. Fed the animals, harvested the vegies, delivered the CSA boxes etc, etc . But that was it.

I went to do some sewing the other day and forced myself to sit and finish a few things and then the sewing machine came to a stop. I hadn't oiled it, so silly of me really cos I haven't used it for a while. Now it needs to go for repairs. And that put an end to that attempt at doing something and it left me flatter than before.

This is very unusual for me as I have so many projects on the go that I'm usually itching to get at. Maybe I need that frenzied activity to motivate me to get things done. Anyway, last night I thought I've just got to do something or I'm going to go mad. There's only so much a person can take during cricket season. So I pulled out a project that was going nowhere. You know the sort of thing I mean. The one I started with high hopes and got it nearly finished and realised it's not really going to fit and wasn't really what I'd hoped for, for that beautiful yarn that I'd lovingly spun with my own two hands. So I unraveled the whole thing and searched and searched for something I'd like and came back to the pattern that I'd tagged for myself months ago...the Barn Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge

And so now it's raining heavily. 40mls over night and still falling. Mark's in the kitchen baking bread biscuits and goodness knows what else and when I get finished here I'm back to knitting.

Happy happy me!!

p.s.Please excuse the quality of the photo. There seems to be marks on the lens. Maybe time for a new camera.


  1. I felt terribly flat over the Christmas holidays too. Knitting is so soothing and meditative I think the Barn Sweater sounds like the perfect project to get over this hump. For me I've taken to an embroidery project, it's really comforting at the moment. All that baking sounds delicious.

  2. I have the opposite problem! Too much enthusiasm, too many projects -- not enough time or sleep! Oh well, they'll get done one day, and Arlo is only little once.

  3. I have been feeling very tired after a busy Jan to Nov 2015 and have found that since then I have really needed that time to just have a break from my busyness.