He strides through the woods
bringing life as he goes
bracken and hazel
willow and rose
To protect and to nurture
his purpose each year
brings forth the new life
as he walks far and near.
The Green Man is an ancient spirit, the male counterpart to the Goddess bringing balance to the world and caring for all things green. He is said to stride through the forests and to still be seen in the areas not well known and corrupted by man.
Well I’ve decided that my next project will be to make a Green man out of crochet…you can get plaques all over the place to put out in your garden but I wanted to make something myself to have in the house too. I went searching for a pattern but there isn’t anything out there and so I’m having to make it up as I go along.
To say I’ve not been crocheting very long and making things like this for an even shorter time, this could turn out very badly! But I’ve managed to get a basic head done and started sculpting the leaves that will surround his head. It’s harder than you’d think to make a face look like a face out of crochet, especially when your making said face out of leafy shapes.
I need some brown wool and some other shades of green to do what I have in my head but it being Sunday I doubt any of the craft shops near me will be open so I will have to make do with what I have. His beard is in the style of fir branches partly because I couldn’t get the shape of his lips right and they’ll cover it slightly, as well as the fact the texture seems right.
This is keeping my hands busy and my mind at least somewhat peaceful but I will have to break from it for a while to do the last assessment on this stupid long distance learning course for work. If I get it done today then at least it’s one less stress on my mind and I can hopefully relax a little more. I’m still signed off work until Tuesday though I’ll have to try and get in to see another doctor to discuss what the hell is going on with me at the moment and get another note. It’s still very painful if I stand too long (more than a couple of minutes) and doing anything like cooking, cleaning, walking though they have to be done are not pleasant. Since my job entails doing those sorts of things constantly for 6 hours at a time…well it’s just not looking promising.
I need to discuss with my GP the fact that my health has been taking a serious down turn this year, I don’t think that working is helping matters but I don’t want to just up and quit if there is anything else I can do. I think I’ll have to look into work that isn’t so physically demanding, but I honestly can’t think of anything that I would be able to do, would want to do, wouldn’t make me bonkers that involved not caring for others. Desk work has never appealed to me.
So a Sunday of coursework, films, crochet and maybe reading the new books I acquired from Amazon about BPD and DBT….I might not manage to do all of the above but at least I have plenty to keep me occupied 🙂