I am talking about a recently finished garment, my first of 2018. First due to the nature of my newly single life (adjusting/managing/accepting) but also first due to the intricacies of what was on my needles. In all fairness to the publisher of Vogue Knitting, the pattern was marked as ‘expert’ which means a high level of difficulty to knit, so I guess I was warned.
I decided to take the time this evening to see why your blogs seemed to stop. I enjoyed them so very much. I sent you a note for information on the Tom Scott piece and you kindly answered so knitting that now. I have been taking care of things here as my 30-ish son had a heart transplant and thus lives here now with me forever. I have not had time for much else. I am heart broken because I now know why you have not done your fine blog now.I am so very sorry for your loss and hope you have managed to find a life without him.
What a kind message I received and what a motivation to get back to writing!
I have been struggling getting thought into words. This is the longest I have gone without a blog post since beginning my website some 5 – 6 years, ago. I don’t think it is necessarily that I am busier than I have ever been as I’m a girl who has always had a full plate. I don’t think it is all the extra tasks I’ve had to take on running a household as one. And, I have had knitting in my hands which typically inspires my writing. I think it is just that thing they call writer’s block. I’ll attempt getting back into blogosphere by sharing some recent goings-on. In no particular order:
An impromptu presentation at the Buffalo Knitting Guild with my projects made from remnant stash
Habitat for Humanity activities and purchase (to support the cause)
I joined a running club
participated in activities with family
was shown fishing from boat side
took a trip or two to NYC for training with the Rochester cohort (6 week employment gig)
went to see Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin at the Blanton Museum with family
hung out with some pretty terrific neighbors
and got a hair cut.
Then there was this little house project.
Knitting, you might be wondering? This Missoni, I call it Me-ssoni is beginning to take shape!