Part of why I write a journal is to reflect upon my knitting. I find thinking about a finished project quite satisfying and informative. It helps me to improve my knitting skills to think what went right as well as what went wrong with either the process and/or the finished project. Viewing photographs of me in my knitting is also helpful to know what styles and designs look best on my shape and to compare what I see with how I feel about a particular garment. This also drives future pattern decisions. The reason why I write online is to share these thoughts thinking/hoping readers may learn from these experiences, as well.
Another reason why I write is to reflect upon the sites hubby and I travel to for our photo shoots. There have been many. I catalog these places on a page I call Fashionscape, here in The Blog. Since this particular photo shoot also served as a trip down memory lane, I am writing about it here, too. We continue to choose places that hold some kind of significance to us and this last photo shoot was no different. Here we are at Chautauqua Institution, the furthest we have traveled yet for a photo shoot, officially closed for the season, however open for travelers who want to walk the grounds during the day. Many of the cottages were covered in tarps, construction workers dotted the place doing off-season repairs, and you could see evidence of changes that are being made to the main structures of the institute. In fact, you really needed to watch your step due to fallen debris of repair work.