Thursday, August 05, 2010

brain - right side, left side...

We all know the brain has two hemispheres - right and left. The right side supposedly controls the left side of the body, and the left brain is in charge of the right side.

(A favourite saying for us left-handers - If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, left handers are the only people in their right mind. But I digress...)

Basically, there is the logical left side of the brain, and the more flighty, more artistic right side.

My left brain is saying " you have a week at the cottage - during which you are rebuilding a deck, stacking a bushcord of wood, and looking after kid and husband, as well as socializing. You need 1 scarf, and perhaps a sweater to knit."

My right brain has me packing the following:
Wool for 4 crochet orphan scarves
Laceweight for a shawl I was pointed to - In the Pink - thanks Joan D.!
Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool to make Tappen Zee (I've started this one already - why did it take me so long to knit with this delicious stuff??)
Knit Picks Heathered brown wool for a Leisl sweater- yummy.
2 pairs of socks - both started, and stalled for different reasons
a crochet bag in a lovely mossy green hemp

not to mention sixteen books (I love our local library) an entire reusable shopping bag of beads and beading supplies, and some supplies to make some cards for occasions coming up.

I like my right brain way better than my left brain.


KnitTech said...

Will you have time to rebuild the deck with all the crafting supplies you brought?

Acorn to Oak said...

Who says the right side isn't logical?! Taking all those yarny projects makes perfect sense to me!! :-D

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your right brain!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your right brain!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your right brain too.
It might rain every day, making the deck project defunct. There might be a power outage so no power tools can be used. You never know when you'll be in the mood for something completely new and different. It might snow so you'll need scarves. Etc. Etc. My left brain can find a logic in loading up craft supplies.
Marlyce in windsor

Anonymous said...

If you only took 2 projects, you'd get bored of one or something awful would happen to it - accidentally left on the deck-in-progress and seized by squirrels. Or you could break the needles for that one project. With your plan, you have backups and alternates for any sort of mood.

You might want to consider taking up audiobooks; they take less room on an MP3 player than 16 books. Have a great time!


Carol said...

I too make lists of to-do's for vacation time. and then I do none of them.....

deirdre said...

Always better to be prepared, because you just never know...

Needles said...

You have to be prepared. I mean, what if you decided that the deck would have to wait for net year? What if the wood didn't arrive? You still need something to do while waiting, right?

Anonymous said...

way to go, right brain!
have a great week!