I've been here before :: Doldrums
I'm in the knitting doldrums and since I have no progress to show in spite of doing what feels like a lot of knitting (Habu scarf, Fleece Artist sock, swatching for a Renee Baby Blanket), I'm going to share some belated thanks for a wonderful gift I received from Nora last week:
I was so humbled to receive it -- I had already admired this very scarf on Nora's Flickr so I was very surprised when I opened the package. The details, the fabric, and the texture are so difficult to describe, but she has generously posted instructions so that you can make your own.
For those of you who might be wondering if I'm working on logging my 5400 minutes, yes, I am:
I've been averaging more than 30 minutes a day because my goal is to be able to FINISH what I've started during a given block of time. Beading and jewelry is a perfect thing to do during a 30- to 45-minute session. It won't replace knitting, but I'll have actual results to show for the time I spend. I've been making bracelets and chandelier earrings -- once the items are gifted, I can share more photos. My "practice" earrings in the photo above are in L.A. right now but I already have plans for more of them -- each pair different than the ones preceding.
And for the local knitters, I'm sure you've heard who's coming to town next Tuesday, right? Stephanie Pearl-McPhee -- the Yarn Harlot. My co-workers and I will all be working Tuesday during the event, helping things run smoothly and assisting with the book signing afterward. Please say hello if you're one of my readers! I'll be taking photos before and after and might be juggling a few cameras, so I might want to take YOUR photo too. AND after this event is over, I'm going to have to figure out a way to go see Laurie in mid-October! Wanna go with?
Listening: WOXY Vintage on itunes