Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Back at It

I confess I've been a bit 'out of it' since the Opening Reception for Mark on the Body last week.  I've needed extra sleep, and have been rather restless, feeling at odds and ends much of the time.  My memory has been shorter than usual, and my emotions nearer the surface.  I've no idea what all this means, though I suspect it's a bit of the typical come down, 'after-the-party'...when the excitement's died away and one has to return to 'life-as-usual'.

I've been making myself do that, too -- in part by keeping my obligations: singing as part of the music team at church, going out for the mail at my usual time, jogging, getting the last of my leaves raked and the rain barrels emptied for the winter, going to The Shop for work, visiting my friend J Sunday afternoon..and getting back into the sewdio.

I've even finished one good book and started another, both by mystery novellist, Rebecca Tope, whom I've recently discovered and am enjoying immensely!

In addition to finishing the book...I've finished a baby blanket for baby Sutton, born in early September to one of "my" Angelas and her DH, "Ferg", who live in Ontario.  It's a densely knit pattern using a slip stitch, made in 100% acrylic, easy care, and just the right size for covering a car seat or in a carriage.  I hope to get it into the mail this week...

Pattern: Pastille Baby by Vicki Hartog
Yarn: Stylecraft Wondersoft Pearl DK (discontinued)
in "Pistachio", "Lemon Pearl" and "Biscuit"

Sutton's "Prairie Pastille" - Detail

In other knitting, I've finished a trio of hats for a commission -- one more to go!  Can't post a photo at the moment...these are for Christmas gifts...

And in the sewdio...I've been working up a piece that's been on my mind ever since it looked like Mr. T. might be nominated -- and then he was -- and during the ensuing weeks.  It's in the final stages of construction...but I'll give you a small peek...



More later...

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over on The Needle and Thread Network -- for the first time in a while -- then back to the routine.  First up: get the mail!

3 comments:

Kate said...

That is a pretty baby blanket. I am sure it will be loved.

Jo Ferguson said...

The baby blanket is beautiful. I would imagine it will take a bit to adjust to life-as-usual after such a whirlwind of activity.

Judy Warner said...

Just keep doing what you feel like doing, Margaret. Your intuition will guide you. Love the blanket and I saw some winter scenes in another post that were just beautiful. Seems like you are fine. Just go with the flow. :)