…I know. that title is a bit harsh. certainly not the one I envisioned, making my way back into this space after a two-week long absence. and for no really good reason(s) except I wasn’t motivated to find the time to share anything here.
|knitting and that delicious asparagus guacamole|
I will say it took me a week to figure that out and then a few more days to picture myself as someone without a blog…and a few more days to decide I liked the version of me that “has a blog”. and that version of me planned a grand come-back. pretty photos of the asparagus guacamole I made for last saturday’s knitting party. insightful thoughts from the mother-of-the-bride as she sits in on the first wedding dress fitting. more insightful thoughts from the blogger in residence at my LYS about our next knit along. successful thoughts about joining a running group (yep, my one little action from march. done)… and still. I couldn’t find the time – and really, I do think it’s 99% motivation – to post.
Then yesterday and today I started to get more enthusiastic. I’ve got more time (Marc and his buddies left this afternoon for a golfing weekend) and energy – had my 4th run yesterday with my new “group” and I am loving the company and the encouragement a group provides! and I bound off the stitches on my second Color Affection shawl. maybe I could slide in with a cool “FO Friday” post and just let the past two weeks disappear…
|the broken threads….|
But when I blocked the shawl, the unthinkable happened. it broke. yep, I pulled the edge stitches so hard they snapped. ungraceful.
and all I could think about was sharing that with y’all…and asking for help. I know the problem can’t be fixed. but I think it can be repaired. My plan is to whip stitch a matching color thread along the edge to catch the yarn and hold the broken ends tight. Any other ideas? they’re welcome!
As are any other thoughts you’d care to share… I’ve missed y’all. and I’m ready to be part of this online world (again)!