I’ve loved this pic ever since I took it three years ago. To me, it’s full of promise – the warm light glowing from the leaves, and the winding road that says “there’s more to come, even if you can’t see what I have in store for you.” This pic sums up how I’ve felt this weekend.
Yesterday I announced that I won’t be publishing any new issues of knotions. It’s a day later and I’m still feeling good about it so I know it was the right decision.
I’m excited to get back to the community – I’ve missed you all so much – and I’m excited to have some time to devote to myself – knitting, sewing, and cooking for me personally, and professional development through my other blog as well.
I did a bit of sprucing up of this blog – I designed a new, more colorful header, and I installed LinkWithin to call out three previous blog posts at the end of each post. I’ve been getting a kick out of clicking on old entries and have come across several that I didn’t even really remember.
I want to do a little more blogging about cooking and sewing and plan to give that a whirl later today. I love cooking and I’m excited to share and learn from all of you. I need to get the knack of taking pics while cooking so bear with me while I figure that out.
Today I thought I’d start with an easy topic – Rhinebeck 09.
Each year is a new and different experience at Rhinebeck. The weather was the most challenging of the four that I’ve been to – It was the coldest and wettest I had seen.
Surprisingly, the fall foliage was not as vivid. I was curious about why that might be and came across this great article that explains that temperature and rain are the two biggest factors. I’m guessing the abundance of rain we had earlier in the year had a big impact.
Oh well, at least I got to wear St Brigid, and the cold made for a lovely evening of knitting by the fireplace and listening to some knitting podcasts.
We stayed in and cooked dinner on Friday, so we decided to go out to Flat Iron Steak House in Red Hook on Saturday. What a great call! The server’s wine recommendations were spot-on and our steaks were cooked perfectly. It definitely won’t be the last time we go there.
I was pretty selective this year in my purchases – unlike my activity in previous years.
Just 3 balls of yarn:
- Trekking 187 for a pair of socks.
- 2 hanks of Creatively Dyed Calypso in Navalis (purple/pink/blue) and Parade (red/orange) for a Baktus.
Every year I say that I think I can finish all this up before the next festival (Maryland in May) but this year I think it’s true 😉 I’ve already cast on for Baktus. Those are some big hanks though – 510 yards each- so I know I won’t use it all up for Baktus.
My quandary – if I finish the project I purchased the yarn for, does that count as “finishing” the yarn, or do I need to use it all up to clear my conscience?