My favorite thing to do when I need to chill, is… I enjoy listening to my fav songs on my iPad or maybe to a good audio book with knitting needles in hand while they’re quietly working up a yarn of their own. Knitting is my “go to” when I want to take everything down a few notches…no thinking…just relax!
Typically, I will just grab a pattern and let “it” do the thinking for me, that is after all WHY I knit …to chill. I can create my own patterns and have…but THAT is a lotta work, and I have no interest in becoming a pattern designer. I do a lot of study-intensive research etc. which is why I sleep soundly every night!
But also typically, and almost right away, shortly after I start a knitting pattern, I start changing things!! I just CAN’T help it, I can’t seem to leave things alone, always thinking, what’ll happen if I do this? I have to mess with it! Then of course when I am done, it looks NOTHING like the pattern I started out to knit.
This was made as a result of my working one of Alan Dart’s pattern - his cuckoo clock. A picture of his clock is included here as well. Anyway, by the time I was finished this is how my cuckoo clock turned out.
I added a vine, some flowers and a gorgeous tree which is my favorite part.
The clock measures 16inches tall by 13 inches wide.
…and now hanging on the wall in the kitchen
…just love the way the tree came out, rubbed a cotton ball all over to look like moss
Alan Dart’s Cuckoo Clock (also too cute!)