Monday, January 26, 2009

Return to Blogland

When I last posted two weeks ago I fully intended to blog again before now but life had its own plans. In addition to dealing with some private family matters, I've had to contend with the not quite unexpected demise of my old but faithful computer. I’d seen the signs but did not anticipate that its end would come so swiftly, without warning. One minute I was emptying my recycle bin and the next thing I knew my computer was repeatedly trying, unsuccessfully, to restart. Thankfully, none of my files were lost in the tragedy and my computer guru even transferred them to my new hard drive for me. When I turned on the new computer a few days later it was almost as though nothing had happened—he’d even put the same photo on my desktop.

I wish everything could be resolved so easily. These past couple of weeks I have felt worried and unsettled and I know there is more of the same to come. Like many others, I find comfort in my knitting but sometimes I wish it would occupy the mind as much as it occupies the hands. On the bright side, I have managed to get quite a bit done, including the Rocky Mountain socks.

Cross one WIP/UFO off my list.

And with any luck, I will soon be able to cross off another. I’ve made some good progress on Muir, a shawl I began a year ago.

Like all lace, it doesn’t look like much in the making but I assure you it will be lovely when it’s blocked.

I have a few more things to show you but they will have to wait for another day. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

I like those Rocky Mountain socks. Is the yarn Austermann Step or a similar stripy?

Hope you're feeling more positive - it took me weeks to get over the bugs of the festive season and still occasionally the pessimism surfaces, but a nice new project will always sort that out!