Well, hello! These past few days I’ve been trying to figure out how to reconcile my activities in recent weeks with this space. As you’ve likely guessed in the time I’ve been, well, not here, Life got a little busy – not bad, just busy. Anyway, now I’m wondering how to unpack it all and move forward.
So, how about I begin by catching up with a few simple, but meaningful, activities that have given me great pleasure this past little while?
The photo above shows how I’ve been stealing the odd flower here and there that begged to be shared with my boys at home. If only I could share the heavenly fragrance with you! (Please don’t mention this little infraction to my good neighbours though.)
The photo below shows how I also finished my Celes! This happy knit has been blocked but not properly photographed yet. A little photo session should happen soon, I hope!
Also worth mentioning is that while I was finishing up with Celes, I started dreaming and planning for a new and rather un-expected project. I’ve joined a few faraway friends for a special KAL to make ourselves a Quill shawl (you can see our collective efforts by searching #quillKAL on Instagram).
Along the way, some of us KAL-ers have decided to make a few construction modifications to Quill which has resulted in a fair bit of my time spent playing with numbers and putting them to work by way of swatching (shown below). I think I’ve got this thing figured out, but honestly, it’s still a bit of a gamble.
This last photo also shows something I’ve been making more time for lately, reading!* However, I have found my reading time is often gained at the expense of knitting time since few books seem to want to stay open on their own. As a result, I’m seriously considering the purchase of an e-reader – something I never would have guessed in a million years I would ever do! If you have any thoughts or recommendations about e-readers I would really love to hear them.
Of course, not shown here is all the other, just-as-good-if-not-better, family bits, which for some reason or another, I’ve decided I’m happy just keeping to myself. Call me greedy if you like!
Whew! I think that sums everything up pretty well. How about you? What’s been getting your attention lately? Do share, I’d love to know.
Wishing you a most wonderful day!
*I’ve also been taking part in a most inspiring read-along here. If you’re looking for a book to capture your imagination, this is it!