Sunday, May 22, 2011

Why hello there

I know, I know, I went missing for a while. What can I say? I lost my knitting mojo and my blogging mojo simultaneously. Had to set them both aside for a while and get recharged. I think my batteries are still low, so it might take a while before I am fully back in the swing of things.
Last weekend was the local yarn shop hop, which helped inspire me to pick up the needles again. Each store offered a one-ball pattern for free if you buy the ball of yarn at a discounted price. Easy patterns are the only thing I'm in the mood for these days, so I picked up four or five balls/patterns from a bunch of different stores. Right now I am working on this simple drop stitch scarf made with some sort of Noro yarn (the name escapes me right now, but it is not Kuryeon).

If there are any local yarn shop owners reading this, I have a few suggestions for next year. When people drive two hours to patronize your store, you really ought to let them use the restroom. And if you are going to promote a very special ball of yarn and hope that lots and lots of people buy it, I recommend that the blend not include possum. Seriously. Ick.

I finally finished the Mother's Day scarf for my mom. It's a couple weeks late, but hopefully she will like it. If I hadn't all ready shown it to her I think I might keep it for myself-- the color is so pretty and I like the interesting texture. (Oh, I just remembered I have a second ball of it. I guess I can have one for myself.)

Not too much else going on around here. I'm not an aunt yet, but it won't be long now. I'm getting crazy numbers of finches and chickadees at my feeders these days and having trouble pulling myself away from watching them. I know things are seriously off balance because I have more bird seed in my pantry than people food. But they are endlessly entertaining, and I'm starting to see fluffy baby birds, so it's all good.


Rachel said...

I wanted to click on the "like" button for this post...but there isn't one haha.

Good to see you back in blogland. The scarves are gorgeous. 'Tis the season for short-term projects, I think. Too much other stuff to distract this time of year!

Just gotta add...they wouldn't let you pee? Really? That's simply awful!

Theresa said...

I sure have missed you my friend! I have been LESS tied to the computer! I am trying to quit feeling as if I HAVE to post a blog every morning! Sometimes they sit there for a couple of days before I do another one:) Anyway, the scarf you made for your Mother is GORGEOUS and she won't mind it being late! Now, go make yourself one:)

Have a blessed evening bird-watching! HUGS!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I am so glad you are were missed! The scarves you have done are simply gorgeous. I just know your mom is going to love her's and how great that you have another ball of yarn for yourself!
Enjoy all the birds...and buy yourself some food!

Kim's Treasures said...

It happens, but you're back! : )

Your scarves are beautiful! I hope you're enjoying spring!!!

justjenn said...

I'm so glad you are back! I thought for sure you must have become an Aunt. Recharging is good for the soul, though.


Glad to see you posted and the scarf is very pretty that you made for your Mom!
Can't wait to see your neice...
Take care and enjoy your birds!

GerryART said...

I can not believe this.

Linda said...

Stacy, it is lovely to see you blogging again, I was really worried:) Your knitting is wonderful.
xo xo

Yuuna said...

I've always liked Noro yarn. I used some of it to make a Clapotis years ago, and I love the long runs of colour.

Maiden Jane said...

I sure have missed you Stacy. I haven't been knitting much either. Baseball is starting w/my son, so I'm finishing up a 2nd sock. I'm at so many critical junctures in my projects and too much busy-ness going on! But that is my life right now.

WildflowerWool said...

I love the scarf you knit for your Mom. I have been all about easy pattern lately too.

Maureen said...

What a lovely scarf for your mother. I love the colour and texture!

Olly said...

Welcome back! Sometimes things just get so hectic don't they? I haven't done much on any of my projects for a while now either. Must be something in the air.

Seriously, you drove all that way and they didnt let you use the loo? How mean.

Great to see you back. You're Mum will love that scarf.

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

Glad you are back, I understand about losing the blogging/creative mojo. I took a vacation myself and actually went somewhere...the Grand Canyon!

Love your scarf you made for you mother and glad you have some left for one for you, too.

And...I think that noro yarn and scarf is beautiful. I did finish a crochet infinity scarf on vacation...road trips are a great time to crochet, I think.

Oh...I wasn't 'driving' so no fear :)

Thimbleanna said...

Well, if you had to pick time for not blogging, thank you for making it happen while I was gone LOL. I hope your mojo is really kicking back into gear. Your scarves sure are pretty if that's any indication!

Dogwood said...

Welcome back to blogging.
I also have taken some time off.
I love the scarf for your mom.
I am sitting here eating m&ms.
Thinking about ou.
Happy Auntie days to you.
Hugs Cory/Dogwood

Chris said...

Welcome back and glad you got your mojo back.. what sort of shop won't let you use their rest room when you have driven miles to them.. Answer= One you don't use again!!
How mean and petty some people can be.. but you survived as you're back to knitting and blogging. Love the stitch you've used for the scarf and I am sure your Mum will love it.
Hugs Chris x

Patricia said...

Congratulations on becoming an Aunt!I wish your niece a long, happy life filled with good health and many blessings. I love, love, love the scarf you made for your Mom. What yarn did you use? Is it possible to get the pattern? I am new to your site and enjoying it very much. My email address is: