Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who emailed and commented, I've been taking it much easier, and do feel much better as a result.

It's funny the things I've noticed since my self imposed posting ban, I know I have been 2 weeks without posting before, but not letting myself was different somehow. I started reading over old blog posts and noticed how the voice that i write in has changed, which shouldn't be surprising, but it was.

i also noticed how little care I take over my photographs. I must make more of an effort to take better daytime pictures of the things I knit, I'm really not doing them justice! I've also been knitting less, which was really hard to start with, it reminded me of quiting smoking, I kept looking for things to do with my hands, and like when I quit smoking I always end picking it back up again, but I'm thinking about what I want to knit a little more now, and horror of horrors I've stated swatching, properly swatching (neaty was obviously one lesson too many, I keep having to unpick the button bands and re-knit them further in, then the yarn stretches some more, and the whole thing starts over, but I am determined not to re-knit it)

So in the last couple of weeks I have sent a PIF parcel to Crafty librarian, and a spindle to viking knits, and some handspun bits and pieces to sewIknit2, and have generally relaxed. So now I'm full of energy, and wondering what I should knit :D

Oh and don't let me forget to post the pictures of the fabulous sock yarn I saw at Alice's after the SnB day!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Sometimes we just need to say stop!

After a wonderful weekend spent with Alice, and going to the SnB day down in London (which is what I had intended to blog about) I got home on Sunday on top form.

However, I got home from work last night, and collapsed under the weight of it all. It was one of those revelationary moments where you see everything all at once, and what I saw, I didn't like. I have been taking on more and more recently. I think I have been taking things on, to hide from the overwhelming amount I already had to do, talk about going round in circles.

I have been neglecting work, and hubby, and a lot of other things that I really should have been paying more attention to. So I have decided that I need to step back, and take a break! I will get the UK swap partners sent out, finish up the swaps I am currently taking part in, and a couple of other bits and pieces that need doing, and then I will be off line until I get my head together. I have taken on so many things, and now need to stop everything that I can stop, to give my head a break.

So apart from a couple of smaller posts when swap parcels arrive and such, you won't be seeing much of me until after Christmas, and probably not until February. I will be checking in on Ravelry on occasion, so people will still be able to get hold of me there, but for now I will say au revoir, and see you in the new year


Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Yellow Green?

you are yellowgreen

Your dominant hues are green and yellow. There's no doubt about the fact that you think with your head, but you don't want to be seen as boring and want people to know about your adventurous streak now and again.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
the html color quiz

Damn these quizzes, I wouldn't mind, but I must actually be transparent! (nicked from Riggwelter)

Sunday, 4 November 2007

If only

every weekend was as lovely as this one has been. hubby & I drove down to London yesterday to go to the camouflage exhibition at the imperial War museum. We had meant to go last time we were in London, but ran out of time, and as there were only a couple of weekends left of this particular exhibit (and as hubby is as obsessed with Camo as I am with wool) i made the executive decision to surprise him with a day trip.

The museum is fantastic, we barely managed to see 10% of what was there, but what we did see was amazing. With the amount of war museums we visit it's rare to see something new, but the IWM had so much that I'd never come across before. There were even computer terminals where you could search through the people who were killed in WW2.

The best thing about the day though, was being able to take my camo sock pouch, with my knitted camo sock, to the camo exhibition. Sweet!