While I had all sorts of goals for summertime craftiness, I rang the death knell on all creative productivity without assistance from anyone else. I was well-intentioned, to be sure; but, the next time I decide to register for two classes (during a truncated session, no less), I will endeavor to ensure that neither of them is text heavy. I spent a lot of time reading over the past few months (there was also all that other stuff that I do, you know: the wife-ing, the mothering, the librarining/archiving...yes, all of that). I was photographing as well, but there was a lot of reading. Which is fine, considering the day job, I guess.
I have been working on things too (crafty things, not the sugary or salty canned things), lots of things actually. It recently occurred to me that I have a tendency to start things (many things) when I have no time to do anything at all. Funny how that works out. Let me pull together my notes (read: organize myself), and then I can start telling you about the crafty doings around these parts.
As I was going through some old photos, I realized that I made something last year that never made it to the blog. It was a re-knit for me (this doesn't happen often), but it was a fun experience all the same.
Swallowtail Shawl knit in Zephyr wool/silk. Its the first shawl I ever knit. When I knit it the first time, there were a few flaws. So I knew I would knit it again one day. So last fall I knit the pattern again after my friend, Lorelei, asked me to make her a shawl after she saw the Percy shawl I knit for myself. Not like I was going to knit that again.
So, yes. A forgotten knit, posted. It occurs to me that I never put a gallery up for 2010 or 2011 on this blog either--which, I have to tell you, has made re-visiting my past endeavors sort of difficult, I will get around to fixing that eventually (really, I will). Okay, back to organizing...