I've been a bit quiet lately, at least on the blog -- I've got that ennui that seems to creep around the blog world now and then. Sometimes it seems to take an incredible amount of time from other things in my life, things that I should be doing and things that I want to do. I've been busy with the girls and the garden these past few weeks -- the recent rains have made the weeds spring up in the backyard with appalling speed -- and I often find so very many beautiful things on others' blogs that distract me from the things that I have already found beautiful enough to distract me from the previous beautiful things.
This is the first of a pair, the Hedera socks, blocking yesterday afternoon. Eminently distracting. I stopped reading blogs for a few days while I was knitting, putting on some metaphorical blinkers, conscious of the other projects waiting patiently on the needles, and then the other day I started reading blogs again and saw Nancy's "Turning Twenty" quilt in progress, but no, no -- I'm not going to start quilting! not until I get a few more things finished around here! Even though it is incredibly lovely....
So here I am, sensing a reorganization of my life on the horizon --
Blackbird would like to see an outfit for Show and Tell this week. I asked the girls to dress up a Barbie for me, and this is what they came up with, "Sparkle-fairy" and "Barbie-sanita" on the left and right dressed by Laura (who couldn't limit herself to one), and "Theresa" in the middle, dressed by Julia.