Looks Like I Made It!~~4KCBWDAY7
Day Seven (Sunday April 28th): Looking Forward
One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?
This could be anything from mastering a technique (broomstick lace, entrelac, etc), trying a new yarn or skill, or a long term wish to crochet only from your stash, or knit every stitch in one of the Harmony Guides. Maybe you have no desire or plans for your craft at all, no new element of knitting or crochet that you dream of mastering, in which case write about why that might be. In a year's time participants will be asked to look back to see if they achieved any goals, no matter how general, and see which house conquered the art of looking forward.
The seven posts that I did for this Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week more than tripled the number of posts I did last year, so I already feel good about that accomplishment if nothing else.
I also learned how to do charts--well sort of--and I discovered that the cameras will not break if I do a vlog.
I don't have a real knitting or crocheting goal except to do more of it, and to tell you more about it, gentle readers, as well as other little germs and gems I pick up along the way.
This paella was off the chain, and I probably drank just a little too much sangria.
Kat, Mollie, and Pam enjoying the sunshine, and good eats.
Matthew, his wife Ritarsha, and Pam having a laugh.
Beth of (A Bolt from Beth) passing along some her incredible knowledge to Matthew and his daughter.
Connie with some "Connie Green" Koigu and Gloria.
I snatched up just a few more patterns. Really like the Knitting Pure and Simple ones.
The last two Addi Swing crochet hooks. I don't use sizes B and C much, but what the heck?
Some square double pointed needles by Kollage, and some Artyarns Supermerino (Color 137) for some Thujas which are already in progress.
And some Claudia's Handpainted sock yarn in colorway John B. I'm thinking of the Turkish Bed Socks for it. Despite what I said about shifting to neutral tones, I still love my handknit socks bright and noticiable for the most part.
I had to get a souvenir too.
While yesterday was fun, I couldn't help but think that that will most likely be the last time I go to Knit. Although the store is emptying out, and I'm buying the one of the laptops, there's still a nice selection of yarn. I want to end things like they ended yesterday. Next Saturday will be too sad.
I'll still have my yarn and there's a super cute shop in nearby Summerville that's expanding, and there's most of all, my Knitsibs.
I don't make friends easily in real life, and the Knisibs have been that to me. Our Saturdays at the shop were not for the slow, easily offended, or faint of heart, but they were the best of times. Sometimes, I felt like the poor, unsuccessful one when I hear about their more fabulous lives and adventures, but I also felt that in the scheme of things, that didn't matter. Knitting opened up real friendships with people that I would have never met under any other circumstances.
Their encouragement is one of the reasons I got back to blogging because I trust them when the they tell me that they like my blog and look forward to reading it. I had a bad time at the end of last year and got off track, but I'm slowly putting things back together and blogging is part of the process.
Thanks guys. Group hug.
Love to Love You, Donna
I was stunned when I heard about Donna Summer's death last year. I didn't know she was sick, and was angry at myself or not keeping up as I should.
Donna, along with Judi Dench and Meryl Streep, is one of my Goddesses*. Disco never died for me, largely because I loved her music so; wish I could hit that last long note in McArthur Park ,and found her in interviews to be an intelligent and talented person.
I did see her a while back in Myrtle Beach, got to meet her briefly, and secured an autograph, but she remains imprinted in my heart as one of the best.
Fabulous glasses n'est-ce pas?
So, here's to you, Donna and Knit. Some people may find it funny that I grieve for a celebrity I didn't know and a yarn store, but both touch my heart and my heart touches back.
So, let's dance tonight.
*Not in the Charlie Sheen way, of course, but because they are women I respect and admire.