Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spring cleaning

Alstroemeria

It's high time to clear out the cobwebs from this poor neglected blog (thank you Joan and Kathy for the gentle kick in the pants, it's what I needed).

I've been a little bit overwhelmed lately. In these last few months, I've been running the final miles of a 6-year marathon at work. I was immersed in a huge, difficult, long-term project that is finally, FINALLY wrapping up this week. I cannot tell you how happy and relieved I am that it is successfully completed, and over. I can reclaim my life.

basketofyarn

Of course, knitting has brought me solace. I've kept things pretty simple to ease my stressed-out mind. Lots and lots of stockinette, plain vanilla socks and garter stitch.

cococloseup
(a very plain pullover, perfect for evening walks on the beach this summer)

It's nice to be back. I've missed this place.


19 comments:








craftivore

said...

That first photo is so lovely, the pinks really pop. Love the petals that have fallen on that rough cloth.





Jodi

said...

Great to hear from you again! Congrats on finishing up your big project -- that must be quite the relief.

The tweedy sweater is looking lovely.





lynn

said...

so excited to see you posted





CelticCastOn

said...

Welcome back! We have missed u!
Love that Jo sharp!





Joan

said...

Wow! Is it wrong that I am so selfishly delighted to read you again?

Love the comfort knitting!





~RaenWa~

said...

Welcome back to the blogging world glad to hear that your work marathon has wrapped up & your project is done.





Linda

said...

I look forward to seeing your knits so welcome back to a hopefully more relaxed life!





Laine de Bergère

said...

Hi there! I missed your posts too! Lovely colour of knitting and please consider dropping in to knit together anytime! A. xx





Wendy

said...

YAY!!! You're back!!! I'm glad :)





t does wool

said...

so good to see you back Nicole~~!





ingrid

said...

So nice to see you're back, says the gal who hasn't blogged in an eternity! :)





melissa

said...

oohh, your photos. they are so beautiful. and that knitting looks lovely- a calm pallette for spring.
happy belated birthday, dear nicole!





Marysol

said...

oui! de retour!

The new exhibit was on the cover of a newspaper yesterday...I thought of you and smiled.

xx





kim

said...

Oh, so nice to see you around these parts again. I need to Spring clean too... :(





The A.D.D. Knitter

said...

Love that pullover, it's the most amazing color ever. In fact, it's the exact color of the yarn I need to send you if I ever get off my duff...also, NO HABS STUFF PLEASE--they humiliated my Penguins:(





anmarie

said...

My favorite knitting color! Can you tell me, is that Jo Sharp Aran tweed...in vermouth? Thanks for the information!





a friend to knit with

said...

OH! it's SO nice to see you!!!





Carmen

said...

C'est sympa que tu sois de retour!! Can you show us more of this knitting project?





nicole

said...

To Carmen: bientôt je vous en montre plus...