Firstly, I've been doing lots of knitting, and yesterday I handpainted some wool. This red skein is for a scarf for my friend Bronwen's birthday, as she loves scarves.
And for me...something quite and subdued and neutral.......just kidding! This is a crappy photo, but it's a mixture of Hot Pink and National Blue, and I will make it into a scarf that I can wear with the 2 overtops I have in those colours.
I also found a pattern for making fingerless gloves on 2 needles - great for knitters like me who don't like using double pointeds. The colours are a bit washed out in the bright sun, but they are green, orange and purple, with some added black in the ribbing. Much nicer in real life than in the photo.
As for the brain wiring......I've come to understand that my brain is wired a bit differently from other people's in some respects. For example, while I read extensively and consider that I'm articulate and can use language well, I have realised that my brain simply can't process subtlety.
What do I mean by this? If someone says something to me in a roundabout way, perhaps because they're trying to not offend me, or maybe they are just hinting at some meaning but not actully stating what they mean, I become quite confused and uncomfortable. If there is more than one way their comment can be interpreted, I don't know which way to take it. I really need people to say exactly what they mean so I can understand them. Perhaps this is why politics holds no appeal for me - I couldn't handle it.
Another example - while I can multitask, in the sense that I will work on a number of different things at once, I find it very hard to have more than one major focus in my head at a time. At present, it's my forthcoming trip. This means that everything else becomes secondary and just doesn't get my attention.
Am I alone in this, or do other creative people have similar issues?