Friday, June 27, 2014

The Blank Page Syndrome

This happens to me each time that I sit down to write up a blog post recently. I end up staring at a blank page on the computer screen trying to figure out how to write down what I have been doing. The trick is that I have actually been pretty busy living life and so much has happened that I simply don't know how to share it coherently with others.

For instance, last weekend my aunt and uncle visited my family and we went to go see the boulder fields. It is exactly what you would expect and nothing like you have seen. It is a lake of giant boulders. I actually went out a little ways on the giant rocks and I am so proud of myself. When I was younger, you couldn't have paid me enough to go out as far as I did (and that even took a while still). It is a great test of dexterity and balance.

I finished and have been wearing my Wishing for Spring green socks! I love them to death. They are my only pair of hand knit socks at the moment because I have officially retired my Hermione's Everyday Socks and my Blueberry Waffle socks. It has been so long since I've actually had a pair of KP Felici socks that I forgot how wonderful they are on your feet. And ever since I have been washing them with Soak, they have been even softer. Luckily, they seem to be holding up well at the gauge I knit them in and the garter stitch ribbing is so easy to do that it might become my go-to no-thought sock pattern for a while.

My beloved Kromski Sonata has also been dragged out and put to work. I have successfully finished spinning 8 oz of light brown alpaca lace weight. It is drying in the bathroom and will hopefully be completely dry by tomorrow so I can re-skein it and get an accurate yardage on it. I am hoping to make an aeolian shawl out of it, but the yardage will determine what I make. Besides, I have to finish my juice box socks and my friend's wedding shawl first.

So, I guess the next time I am sitting down staring at a blank page, I just need to start writing. After this little block, my planned posts should go smoothly and we can really get some good times going on in my little corner of the internet.


  1. Well done for conquering your 'block'. The boulders look amazing, we have a few beaches in England that are covered with huge boulders, I used to love climbing over them as a child. Your socks look perfect and your spinning is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you! The big boulders were really fun to climb on. When the weather gets cooler I would love to go again so there won't be so many little kids climbing over me. I'm a bit of a slow climber.