"Does his feet hurt while running thru the forest?" "Tomorrow I'll clean the dining room." "What do you use as a substitute for heavy cream?"
These are just a few of the things that pop into my mind as I knit. Sometimes I can work thru my task list step by step.
Make the bed,
sweep the floor,
clean the window,
wipe down the dresser,
clean the mirror,
mop the floor.
Other times I'll sort thru the steps of a new project.
"I need 6 skeins of black yarn"
"I need to measure Brandi's back and arm length."
"I need to test the rolled ropes pattern to get the effect I want."
And other times random thoughts appear.
"I wonder if the birds feel different when it snows?"
"Why would the first person who ate an artichoke ever believe there was food inside that prickly flower!?!"
"The rhythm of the raindrops sounds like a song. I wonder if that's how composers create their songs?"
And sometimes, very rarely and only when I'm snuggled up and cozy, my mind is blank. But that doesn't happen very often!
Studies after studies have found that knitting is a form of meditation, a way for people to actively calm their mind. I've felt the effects! It happened just the other day when we were sliding over 4" thick ice along Hwy 395 at Battle Mountain in Oregon. I had my knitting in hand, and my fingers flying, trying desperately to calm my nerves!
But sometimes when your body relaxes into the rhythmic pattern of knitting your mind flies off into so many directions that it's anything but calming.
So, what runs thru your mind while knitting or crocheting?