Monday, October 29, 2012

And She's Back


I'm finally working my way back to posting regularly.  Things just haven't really been the same since I got back from England, and I'm not exactly sure why.  In some ways, I think I changed along the way...  It's hard to explain, so I won't even try.  I'm still trying to decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but at the moment I'm leaning towards it being a good thing.

During my little break from blogging I managed to actually get a few projects finished!  I knit my Dad a pair of socks for his birthday, finished the September socks (in the middle of October), knit the October socks, and finished my Quaker Ridge Shawlette (it just needs to be blocked).  I even got a bit of a head start on my Christmas gifts by making two cowls and most of a small granny square lap blanket.  I still have quite a list, as I think I mentioned before, I'm trying to make most of them this year, but a small dent has been made.  To tell the truth, I'm actually really enjoying making them this year.  Some years it seems like a mad-dash to get them finished and instead of enjoying the process, half the time I don't even remember what I made!  This year I'm trying to do things differently.  I've cut out a lot of other obligations that I don't particularly enjoy and that add stress, and I'm planning on doing things I like to do and slowing down so I can actually enjoy the holiday not just rush through and be glad when it's over.

I'll try to have some pictures up of all these things soon, I have been slacking in the photography area lately.  Until then, I hope that all of you are enjoying this Monday and that those of you affected by hurricane Sandy are keeping safe and dry.



  1. Welcome back! Can't wait to see your FOs.

  2. Welcome back. I myself am making a blog come back after maternity leave. My little boy is now 5 weeks old! Started my come back with his birth story.

  3. Going some place different (state or country) always leaves me a little changed too. I like that feeling. I guess visiting other cultures just gives you new ideas and concepts. Tanknit (Julie)