It's another dull day in Toronto - very cool and cloudy - and I am in a state of inertia. With time on my hands - especially if I ignore the "to do" lists - I feel like writing; but need to come up with some ideas. I went through the days of the first week in June on Wikipedia - nothing very earth shattering, in history, there - except a reminder that June 6 commemorates D-Day.
I'm not really avoiding the 60th jubilee of the Queen - I'm a monarchist after all; I just can't seem to get into the hype!! I did some reading in Squidoo and found out that cats have 32 muscles in each ear and that they can make 100 distinct sounds. OK what's next.
Finally I did a Google search using two words that I can always live with - "poetry" and "knitting" and came across this blogpost -
The writer is a beginning lace knitter, as well as being a librarian and obviously a lover of "Found Poetry." In her post she just lists the names of lace stitches from two of Barbara Walker's books that sound poetic. Here is her list:
All Fools' Welt
Crest of the Wave
Dry Bones Cable
Homes of Donegal
Pillar and Web
Candle of Glory
Wings of the Swan
Funny how in all the years that I have been using Barbara Walker (20) and all the years that I taught poetry (15), I never really connected the two. Now I have designed lace scarves and shawls based on poems - but never thought in terms of the names of lace stitches as being particularly poetic - my loss.
I think that I have to go back and re-read those stitch dictionaries with different eyes.
Also in my random searches yesterday and today. I came across a writer who creates poems about the pictures she has taken....so maybe I can use this list as my next photo scavenger hunt - I guess I'll have to go to Donegal for "Homes of Donegal" or find a street in TO named Donegal and take some pictures.
Gosh, I just wasted two days looking for another way to waste some time. Lets just call it therapy and move on.
How's this for The Cloisters?
No poetry - but maybe a lace scarf.
Have a productive day!!!