Sunday 28 April 2013

4KCBWDAY7: Do You Know ... ?

Spiral Tarot


Looking Forward:

One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?

This could be anything from mastering a technique (broomstick lace, entrelac, etc), trying a new yarn or skill, or a long term wish to crochet only from your stash, or knit every stitch in one of the Harmony Guides. Maybe you have no desire or plans for your craft at all, no new element of knitting or crochet that you dream of mastering, in which case write about why that might be. In a year's time participants will be asked to look back to see if they achieved any goals, no matter how general, and see which house conquered the art of looking forward.

Many apologies if you dropped by yesterday in search of my bon mots about crafting tools simply to find a me-sized gap in the blogosphere - there was Destructo Boy's football coaching (aka 2 hours' worth of guilt-free knitting), Mini Diva's new bicycle to collect (reward for a superbly excellent overachieved school report), my MIL visiting for the weekend, and a birthday dinner for Belo. My head is still recovering from the resulting mêlée.

No, I have no idea why I am dropping beaucoup français into today's post. I have just awoken from a nap, maybe I was dreaming or something.

What were we talking about really ?

Oh yes - where I am going in the next year's crafting journey.

The short answer - for I know you wished to be spared from the long and winding one, and I wish to demonstrate my compassion and mercy - is that I have no idea.

It is unlikely to include colorwork, since I don't find the results worth the hassle.

It will not include scary scary obsessive socks. I guess I will fit in new school sweater for both kids for September: Mini Diva will be in 6th grade, and the violent Jade finally turns to sophisticated black, praise whoever listened.



It will definitely include more lace and shawls, because I loves them with a crazy and all of my little black shrivelled heart.

And definitely more things for me - at last, I have successfully tuned into my Inner Child:

Now while I go for a nice calming cup of tea, plug 4KCBWDAY7 into a search engine, with this accompanying tune:


  1. Focusing on what you won't be doing will free your mind up to other things. Violent Jade? LOL! I assume the mayhem was mostly to your eyes?

  2. More for you - good! And you can't go wrong with more shawls. Nope, no siree Bob.

    But *black* on a 6th grader? It isn't sophisticated until one is an adult. :)

  3. Great Post! You brought up some things to consider. I will try to think up some things I won't do.

  4. Selfish knitting is the best! It is always loved and appreciated:)

  5. I like stranded colorwork, but intarsia makes me nutty. I absolutely feel that it isn't worth the effort.


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