So, where have you been?
Sorry, I really didn't intend to take six weeks off from blogging. I actually have tons of things to blog about but I just sort of hit a wall. I thought about blogging a lot, but everytime I sat down to actually blog, I felt an absence of energy. It just seemed like too much effort to blog. There is a lot going on around here. Nothing terrible. Some of it very good indeed, but finding the energy to blog seemed like too much.
I just started back to work yesterday after a two-week vacation. During which, quite frankly, I thought I would become a blogging machine, catching y'all up on the various and sundry goings on. But, alas, it didn't happen. I figured out just before I went on vacation that it's my first two-week vacation since 2003. It was good for my mental health to turn inwards for awhile, I think.
We did a ton of cleaning and other to-do list items that needed done. Not exciting, but overdue. It was, amazingly good for me mentally to get rid of the clutter.
And, I let my head take a vacation - no serious anything occurred. Knitting has been a bit boring. My knitting mojo has been overcome by the same fatigue that affected my blogging. I should be working on my Mountain View cardigan - now officially in year two of production - or some of my other WIPs. But it seemed like too much and finding a new pattern to start also felt like too much. Anything that required counting, preparation, patterns, or thinking were dismissed. Not surprisely, I seem to have mostly managed dishclothes since I finished the baby blanket. Utilitarian, but a bit boring as blog fodder since they aren't even very exciting.
Fortunately, what little else I've done will allow me the illusion of a flurry of FOs to post about in the coming weeks! Ha!
So, anyway, I think I may have gotten over my knitting/blogging mojo funk. I'm back... and, because I fear you may need the equivalent of a knitting upper after all that above, here are some random dishcloth shots. This is the one of a set I knit while at my parents in April; I let my Mom pick the one she preferred.
And another double bump set of clothes. I also took an idea from Melissa and turned the remnants of the ball band into a coaster. I completely freestyled this, ripping out the last row a few times to decrease the number of double crochets and get all the way around.
Speaking of Melissa, she has an etsy store that she's using to raise money for her 3 Day walk for Breast Cancer. You can read about her training here and either buy or make some Boobsters of your own. Here are the cool things she made that I picked up - I have boobsters around the living room and the retro coasters have been gifted to a friend.
Knitting in public. We were working an aid station for a 50K run.
I hope to be back later this week with a parade of WIPs. And I'll get some more details on these FOs up at some point!