Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yarn Along

I took a break from blogging.

I signed up for the CWBN's Mid-Atlantic Conference, which was last Saturday, and gave myself until then. Until then to just let it go, not try to write or even think about writing. (I am always thinking about writing.) Partly because a break just seemed to make sense in light of the last post. And partly because I'd been struggling a bit about writing here.

The conference was wonderful! I feel refreshed and a bit more purposeful about blogging; I've been reminded why I do it, which was something I really needed. I have a half-completed post about it in my drafts folder as I type this. (Which may mean nothing. Sometimes the draft folder might as well be the garbage bin. ;) But I have determination!! And exclamation points!!!)

In the meantime, I am, of course, knitting and reading.

The blanket is for a baby (not mine!), gender unknown. The book is Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, picked up because Haley and and Christy talked about it on Fountains of Carrots, and the other books they've read together have all been ones I love. I am probably committing some sort of book crime, because I haven't read the other books in the series first; I can tell I am missing out on the depth of Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey's relationship, but it hasn't really given me much trouble. I am enjoying it quite a bit.

Linking up with Ginny as usual.


  1. The blanket looks so nice and soft. Its hard to tell from the photo--is it gray, or a little green-ish?

    I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about blogging. It hasn't been happening for me lately--four posts in the last three months--and I'm starting to think I'm... done. I don't know yet.

    1. I felt the same way ... except I knew that saying "done" would make me feel like a failure, for whatever reason. I will try to finish the post sometime this week! (I really need to organize myself a little better and have a more set writing time ... it would be a good habit to have in any case.)

      The blanket is a sort of seafoam green. :) I think the color is called Sagebrush.

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  3. oh my above looks like spam???

    I love blogging, the community, the memories written down, the sharing.

    but sometimes hard things happen and we need a break.

    I am glad to see you here though; I have really enjoyed your blog VERY much and hearing about your days, your boys and your beloved husband and your Home.

    love and HUGS... ~ Elizabeth

  4. Sometimes a rest from blogging is necessary. Welcome back!

  5. I'm so glad you were at the conference! I keep thinking maybe I should take a break from blogging but then after like, 3 days I miss it... Maybe that's a sign I should take a longer break? We'll see...

  6. lovely blanket and sounds like the conference was fun!!