It’s been so long since I wrote here, people might be thinking I gave up on the blog entirely.  I didn’t.  There was this thing, and then another, and then something else…I kept on thinking, well…after this one thing (bad cold, finishing another design, fill-the-blank excuse) I’ll post again.  Time did its thing and I went from not having the stamina to post, to no having anything to say, to how will I tell about everything that happened in between my last post and the next?

Early in the year, I caught an awful cold that made me feel sorry for myself for a full month.  It was so bad I didn’t even knit.  I did play a lot of games on the Surface, though :P.

Then, there was (still is) the next design on the E-book that I will eventually publish.  The patterns were already out of sync with the seasons, but it’s already the end of July and I haven’t decided on the next pattern – supposed to be named for Winter.
To be honest, I think I have the right design now, but I still have to knit it – yet again – since the size is still way too small.  There’s also the little nagging voice in my head, reminding me that I need to come up with the last design for the collection, the one for Spring.

So, after being stuck for a few months trying to come up with the last 2 designs for the book, I was reminded of a promise an offer I made to a friend, and stopped everything I was doing to design her wedding shawl:

Tru Wuv
Tru Wuv

Between the shawl pictured above and another one that didn’t make the cut, I spent almost a month knitting nonstop.  Then, there was the soccer cup and the Hoar de Fleece, and I most of the month of July spinning and watching games ;).

I spun more this year than I did the last, but I still fizzled out on the last week.  Part of the reason I didn’t spin anything on the last week of the HdF was because I wanted to knit with some of the yarn I’d spun – which isn’t something that happens to me very often.

Well, this entry kind of sums up what happened since I last posted here.  Sometimes, having a boring life isn’t so bad.