The other day Marguerite and I were discussing how sometimes we feel pressured to gear our knitting to our blogs. Sometimes the knitting we are doing seems a little boring and heaven forbid we should bore our readers (all four of you!). However, we decided that our knitting is our knitting and I, for one, blog as much for me and my family as for knitters. So I'm afraid that you may have to move on for more exciting knitting content. I might suggest either Theresa or Marjorie who have committed to NaKniSweMoDo, which means knitting a sweater (adult sized!) a month this year. It makes my fingers hurt just to contemplate that.
Part of the problem is that I have been busy knitting, but a finished baby afghan looks about the same as it did halfway through – only longer:
And lace pretty much looks like a tangled mess until you get to the end and you block it. In fact, the further along you get, the worse it looks:
And I know you get tired of hearing about the weather – after all, we've had it pretty easy this winter compared to the rest of the country. However, we did have hail this afternoon:
Yes, that's all hail, not snow!
I do have a scrapbook page to show. I'll probably be showing more – my fingers have been aching a lot and I don't know if I've been overdoing it, so I'm going to be taking it slow on the knitting front. I'm particularly proud of this page. The background is an actual photo of our hands. My first draft of the page was pretty awful because I used the original color photo. Over the years it had developed a very red color cast and all my efforts at editing it in Photoshop Elements were unsuccessful. I finally decided to change it to black and white and add a filter. This is the result and I am very happy:
Those of you of a certain age might recognize the song as "Lean on Me", sung by Bill Withers. It is "our song". I had made it a goal to try and do one page a week this year. My little brush with bronchitis kind of put me behind, but I'm ready to catch up. I know this has been mainly a knitting blog, but I hope you don't mind viewing some of my pages in the months to come. Please feel free to chime in!