Sunday, August 26, 2012

The pull

It's definitely back. And all the sweeter for not having been chased after by deadlines or should dos. The creative pull is strong again. The camera is close to hand for colours and shapes and just everyday sofa moments. The mitten and a stripey garter scarf that I'd forgotten I'd even started have kept my fingers, my mind, busy this past week. Senses stimulated the real proof has been the itch of new starty wants. New yarn bought. A new project to start just as soon as I've stopped typi...

Sunday, August 19, 2012


This weekend I actually knit something for the first time since early July. I'd say it was the influence of autumn creeping in with her shorter evenings and darker days but summer is still having her say with these past two days being about the hottest of the year. Since I taught myself to knit back in 2006 I haven't gone so long without picking up the needles. It's been a busy summer for work travels, Canada followed straight on from Italy and then east and west coast US at the start of this month. My trusty mitten came along but the impetus to knit just wasn't there. Missing that magic of inspiration which drifted off sometime this spring. I've just let it drift, not sure whether to try chase it and if I did how I would ever catch it. I've read books in the quiet times and been more sociable than I have for a long time. A different summer, no doubt a good thing. Though, I've missed my creative pursuits. I've not felt part of the blog world and have even let the trusty camera become a little dusty. I love to have the simple record of remarkable everydayness that this blog provides so I should try and get here even if the stitches aren't skipping. Anyway the trips are done for a while now and in settling back in at home this past week I've felt flickers of that old friend awaken and it's a delight to have that part of me say hello again. A gorgeous colourwork cardigan and an intriguing stitch pattern on a pretty jumper from two magazines piqued my interest and though it was just the simple rounds of the mitten I picked up, last night I went to bed with a knitting book. Sweet dreams.
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