I wish I had some exciting excuse for being offline for so long, but really I have nothing. literally. 2010 has not been a very crafty year for me so far. between my arm hurting too much to knit and regular life stuff getting in the way, there just hasn’t been much time. I was feeling a little down about this, especially with all my yarn mocking me from their shelves, but now I don’t mind so much. I love what I’ve made, or am working on, so far. I’m just going to consider this a little slow down.

destroyed cowl

 destroyed cowl

my arm has been acting up for a little while now. a couple of weeks ago I tried to finish a sweater and just after a few rounds in the sleeves my wrist was on fire. I honestly think the culprit was this cowl I knit in january. I probably should have taken my time with it but that malabrigo silky merino was just calling out to me. the yarn was a gift from stef and I had to put it to use right away. straight up stockinette on 4mm needles, I love you but I hate you. no, I love you. the pain is almost worth it. this cowl is so cuddly and I love the shimmer in the yarn.

stalled loop scarf

oh wait, maybe it was the other super long stockinette scarf/cowl I was knitting at the same time. this time with some malabrigo in natural and shokay in azure with 5.5mm needles. I started this over christmas as a way to stashbust and for something to do in car rides. I may even love this one more, it’s that snuggly.

my morning spot

after a few weeks of doing nothing craft wise, I started up a new schedule for myself. I’ve been sewing a little bit each day, usually in the morning with some tea and npr. I love it, it feels like a little treat before I have to jump into the minutiae of the everyday. a little bit each day and I finally have all the rows for my next quilt pieced. now I just need to figure out how and if I want to appliqué some circles and how big of a border to make.

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  • Soknitpicky March 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Take care of yourself. It’s often good to slow down and enjoy…even if you were forced to do it :-)

  • Amanda Elizabeth March 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    no border!!!! those knit goods look DELISH…minus the arm pain though! >:(

  • Avalulubelle March 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I’m loving the photo of the quilt — will you be blogging about that project? I love the pattern you’ve chosen!
    Good luck with the arm :-)

  • CraftyCripple March 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I adore the pieces you have for the quilt the fabric choices are fab. I hope your arm feels better soon. It is torture when you want to craft and can’t, but when you start crafting again you will be fired up with dozens of ideas that have germinated in the slow down.

  • Rain March 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Get well soon. Lovely fabric squares :)

  • erin March 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Take care and hope your arm gets all better soon.

  • Seanna Lea March 7, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Wow. The quilt is a amazing looking! It’s too bad that the crafting is causing pain. A little break hopefully will fix everything right up!

  • Teyani March 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

    love the new quilt. awesome design.
    sorry to hear about the burning in your wrist ;-(

  • Stephanie March 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Great quilt! I love the pattern and the colors. I’m jealous of your sewing time in the mornings. Although I have been thinking of spinning for a bit in the mornings… Crafting is one of those things that ebbs and flows for me, and I’ve decided that that’s ok. We craft for enjoyment and relaxation and at different times we need different outlets. I’ve been trying hard not to judge myself – and sharing the love… :) What’s going on with your arm?