I’m struck this week by the amount of time I am not saving by not knitting. What I mean to say is that, despite my hands being free from knitting during the day, I don’t really seem to have any more time on my hands. Which leads me to realize that I never really knit that much during the day, unless I was working on a pattern. It was, in fact, those evening hours in front of the telly that were the most productive knitting hours. I still haven’t found anything yet to replace knitting in front of the telly, and this is when I miss it most of all.
If it’s not time I’m saving, then I suppose it’s brain real estate which, in my opinion, is just as valuable a commodity. I don’t think about knitting much these days, because it’s rather pointless. Planning the next knitting project is akin to planning my outfit for the talent portion of the Miss America Pageant. Neither are likely to be useful anytime soon.
The space in my brain that’s not thinking about knitting anymore has left room for me to think a great deal about other things. Thinking is the thing that precedes the doing for me, so I am getting a lot of things done in my head. And some thoughts, such as those regarding the application of paint to paper, have actually made it out of my head and into the real world. Painting for me is pure play. Ars gratia artis. (Which, when you think about it, makes about as much sense as gin for gin’s sake, but what the hell.)
In that vein, this week’s Multi Media Monday video is Art, by Andrea Dorfman. Astute listeners will recognize this as a tune I liked well enough to play on the podcast a while back. I love the video that Andrea made to accompany the song every bit as much, and I hope you do too.