I’m still here…


Sorry for the long silence, life managed to get in the way of my blogging and knitting! I think for the first time in years, I went for a whole week without knitting a stitch. Luckily I’m slowly beginning to get my knitting mojo back.

I’ve been knitting Juno in the Rowanspun aran I bought from the Cucumberpatch. This pattern knits up SO quickly - it’s such a relief! I’ll try and get it finished , so I can post some interesting pictures. You can spot it in a crumpled heap in the photo above.

The highlight of the photo above though is my new basket - perfect for carrying wool and needles. This was a present from my Auntie Kath and I really love it. I think that this picture of it with the Monkey’s briefcase could be some sort of alternative family portrait ;-)

Anyway, I’m afraid this isn’t going to be a long post as my brain just isn’t up to it. I have actual proof of this sad fact. Today I bought a beautiful little acceptance card for my friend’s wedding and when I got home from work, I merrily sat down to write it (I spent ages coming up with the perfect wording). I was just about to put the card in the envelope when I realised that I’d written it to myself. I mean literally ‘Dear Kendra, Thank you for the invitation…’. Maybe I need an early night?

23 comments:

KeanaLee said...

That's funny, a note to yourself. Nice to see you back.

Seahorse said...

Lol! Hope you're safely tucked up with some soothing cocoa now.

Juno is looking very promising - I bought the same yarn for it after seeing your bargain! Love your new bag.

Riggwelter said...

Juno looks gorgeous, as does your new basket, lovely family portrait ;)

Artis-Anne said...

Oh Kendra you did give me a luagh, soounds like something I would do :)
Juno does look lovely and I have to say the bag was the first thing that caught my eye , gorgeous. No chance of mistaking whose bag is whose :)

Kate said...

What a lovely bag Kendra! As for writing things to yourself, I once famously sent a letter for a friend to myself...

Sarah said...

Hope you got that early night!

Glad you're back and hope life won't get in the way of knitting again for a while.

Very lovely bag,

Betty said...

The bag is lovely.

Have you started the cable collar yet? I am looking forward to your take on Juno.

José said...

What a truley awesome "brain fade" moment that you had there Kendra!! Hehe, i do this on a daily basis, do not fret. The baskets lovely too :)

keri said...

Ooh I can't wait to see Juno, I'm totally enamored of that design!

Maggie said...

Juno is going to be gorgeous Kendra!!

Debby said...

I hope that you are able to get some rest. I feel the same way these past few weeks...I'd lose my head if it weren't already attached.

We'll be here when you come back, so just relax and enjoy the pretty bag, and knitting when you feel up to it.

forbidden knitter said...

Welcome back, I was wondering what had happened to you, glad you are ok.

I really like your new bag, I can't wait to see a picture of the Juno all done.

artyfartykat said...

Nice to see you back!
Love Juno but I have to say I LUURRRVVE the basket!!
And I'm pleased someone else does daft things too!

TutleyMutley said...

Lovely to hear from you again: I must admit, the idea of writing to yourself made me snort with laughter. I do that sort of thing ALL the time.

You take awesome pics.

dreamcatcher said...

Good to see you back :-) Love that funky knitting bag, and looking forward to seeing progress on Juno (another one who bought the Rowanspun in Gables :-)

Craftydramaqueen said...

If it makes you feel any better, I do things like that too. love the basket. Night night!

Kath said...

Glad to see everyone seems to be having a seasonal Brain Drain. Have to agree with everyone else that I had a little chuckle over that myself. My common problem is putting everything away in the fridge regardless of wether it lives there or not!

Alice said...

Oh I love that Juno as soon as I saw it. Gorgeous.

I empathise with you, about the brain thing. I really can't seem to get a grip on mine at all these days....

Yarn It said...

I love Juno. That is a great pattern. I can't wait to see your's completed. That flowered bag is so cute! I want one!

And the note to yourself - that is too funny. We all have those goof ups but you just got to laugh.

acrylik said...

Oh Kendra, I do things like that too! Glad to hear I'm not the only one!
I *love* your new bag! And Juno looks amazing it that colour.

Badger said...

That basket is so nice, really eye catching :)

noblinknits said...

ooh that's funny!

Queen Frogger said...

the Rowanspun yarn is so nice in that colour. Juno will look great.