You know . . . I've sat down at the keyboard several times over the course of the last month thinking about what I should say here. Whenever I sit down with the intention to write a blog entry, my mind draws a blank. I start to type something and hope that it comes across as witty and clever, but I reread it only to find that it sounds bland and flat. I know that it doesn't serve as an acceptable excuse, but I have been thinking about the blog. As I go on a run or make the hundredth small Chocolate Extreme Blizzard with vanilla ice cream at the Dairy Queen, I think of the perfect things to say. Yet, when I sit down at the computer, nothing comes. Maybe it's just the inactivity of the summer, or maybe it's the heat (yes, we have air conditioning, but no it's not on . . . please don't ask me for the answer to that riddle). Honestly, I can't really say.
However, I can say that I love planning for projects, especially when they're knitting projects and especially when I'm going patternless. It just feels like this great adventure where I've got to apply all the knowledge I have about that craft. Or having to learn new skills for the completion of the project. There are always the rough spots, where nothing that I do seems to be working. But if you think about it in the grand scheme of the project, those rough patches only make the finished project mean that much more. I've been working on some knitted jewelry designs for an Etsy shop that I'm hoping to open next spring. Stay tuned for more!