Jumping off

It turns out that one has been doing one's bit for changing the English language.

Come on now.  Own up.  How many of you use VERTIGO to describe the fear of heights.

One has joked most of one's (tall) adult life that one suffers vertigo just standing up.

One has still so much to learn.

ACROPHOBIA is an extreme or irrational fear of heights.

VERTIGO is more accurately - a spinning sensation that occurs when one is not actually spinning.  (Thank you Wikipedia)  ....which can of course happen when one is teetering on the edge of a precipice - or standing up.

But a question.

Is the fear of heights about imagining that one might FALL?

Or that one might JUMP?

One feels very powerful when walking away from those opportunities, and full of life.

Coral Punk
Organic, Feral, Freeform (call it what you like) Tea Cosy.

Pattern published in REALLY Wild Tea Cosies


Monika said…
Oh, that one's right up my alley!

I've been experiencing VERTIGO since I got up this morning, that's NO FUN at all.
Ginga Squid said…
That one is totally the coolest! Colours are gorgeous and love the organic shapes. Coral punk indeed!
Shell Sherree said…
Yes, a very important thing to distinguish. I'm glad Hitchcock's Vertigo wasn't called Acrophobia. Just doesn't sound the same.

Coral Punk is inspired and daring, Loani.
My kind of tea cosy!! love it, love it.
jwami said…
WONDERFUL! I love the off-centredness of it.
sinnlighet said…
Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

A footprint from Sweden by Agneta
Chrisy said…
oooh those questions hit the spot...both answers have applied at different times...I'm feeling quite eh light headed/vertigoish remembering them...
grrl + dog said…
Don has vertigo.

He says it's an urge to jump -

to feel the wind swooshing by his armpits.

So he stays cloe to the walls.

I am happy about that.
Don said…
Thanks grrl+ dog. Took the words right outa my mouth.(again)...yes, I get tempted to jump.
What a celebration of colours- it's alive!!!
Ms Bubblefish said…
Photo shots look great on my Google Reader screen. LOVE the colour. Love the passion. And the vocab? Gladdens this English teacher's heart to see such discussions outside a classroom.
Anonymous said…
Maybe at this moment (until l see your next new pics) THIS is definately my favorite..
Bingara, NSW
Anonymous said…
Your pattern calls for 2 50g balls of Kureyon sock wool, but the sock wool comes in 100g balls...so is it 2 100g balls? or 2 50g in the Kureyon 10ply? The pic looks 4ply-y...Erk!

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