Hello everyone! So, here is the blogger challenge – to blog when nothing is going on!
I have been reading lots of forum posts on Ravelry – one of particular interest – what to blog about – and especially, what not to blog about. It seems that everyone has definate opinions about what not to put on ones blog.
Okay – here and now, I officially take back all posts regarding relationship issues – this seems to be a taboo subject! So, scratch that from the annals of my blog history!
Next, I take back any other personal issues – this is also a no-no topic!
Here is my question – and I am not “fishing for blog lurkers to come out and post” – this has a wonderful name in blogdom – one I will not use here! But, back to my question – if I cannot talk about what is really going on in my life – and everyone thinks that my life is like Ward and June Cleaver – how long will you all read my blog?
It is not as if I want to share all the gory details of life at the Christensen Huis – but really, I put my pants on just like you all do – and I have things that are a struggle each and every day. This is real life folks – and sometimes real life is messy!
So, for an August post where not much is going on – how about if I update you on my knitting forrays – I am plugging along on EZ’s BSJ – this is my first Zimmerman knit – foolish me for not picking up something she designed before. I am in awe of EZ’s brilliance. This is like knitting Mystery Stole #3 – just knit as she tells you until you are finished. I have just bound off the stitches for the neck – I am knitting this in Koigu – and I am in love with this little miracle sweater – for my girlfriends little miracle baby!
Speaking of my Mystery Stole – I am so thrilled with this pattern – kudo’s to Melanie for her design genius! I am plugging away on it, making my way through clue #3 – yes, I am behind. But, I have always found – the more in a hurry I am, the more behind I get. I don’t want to have to frog this gossamer gem – so slowly I go. I have so fallen in love with lace knitting I have cast on with my Briar Rose Angel Face – yes, that is right – I have Anne Hanson’s Wing O’ the Moth shawl started! There is something so magical about holding this thin strand of wool in your hands, twisting it in stitches and yarn overs on some Addi Lace needles, and watching the strand turn into the most lovely of creations! Knitting is truly amazing – a wonder of wonders, that me – a lowly human – can create something so extraordinary!
I am also plugging away on “Something Black” – I have divided the sleeves – and knitting down the body – almost to the ribbing. This is my mindless knitting right now – no counting, stockinette stitches – back and forth. But, I truly love this pattern – another genius designer – Ms. Wendy Bernard – it is amazing in its simplicity.
So, for a whole lot of nothing going on – it seems I rattled on quite a bit. Hope your week is flowing nicely – the weekend is knocking on the door. Here is to you all having a wonderful weekend! Cheers!