I have not vanished off the face of the earth. In fact, I can barely remember what’s kept me so silent for the past, um, 8 1/2 months.
Oh yeah, that’s right. It’s that my country is in a tailspin of awfulness. Sigh.
Prior to this, I would have described myself as someone with nerves of steel. That, dear friends, I have come to find out is categorically untrue. I am a bundle of anxiety.
The only silver lining? That I can hunker down in my basement (yep that’s right–no cute sewing/knitting “studio” for me. I work in an unfinished dungeon) and make stuff. So in 8 1/2 months that I’ve been absent, I’ve sewn 5 pairs of jeans, 1 pair of chinos, a wool outerwear pullover, one dress and one tunic, 2 flowing tops and one breton top,. I’ve also knit a sweater, a pussy hat, and a regular hat. Running took a bit of a back seat, averaging fewer than 20 miles per week over the winter, but I’ve also travelled a bit: Block Island (Rhode Island), Buffalo (Wyoming) x 2, Santa Clara, (CA), Phoenix (AZ), Chicago (IL), and Hong Kong, but not in that order.
I’m not sure I’m ready as yet to face the world, but I think connectivity, no matter how small, helps. Onward!
June 1st is always a good day. It’s the start of #Juneathon which I think I’ve been doing forever, and new this year, it’s the #summerofbasics headed by Karen Templer over at The Fringe Association. Read more, and hopefully join along. I’m not quite sure what I’ll be making, and I’m certain to have more instagram updates than blog updates (you can follow me on Instagram here.
Overall, I think I’ll be doing two sets of basics, one of regular clothing, and one of running/athletic gear. I’ve also got three sweaters on the needles, but one (a request from my sister) will take precedence since she’s only here for a short time each summer.
Stay tuned–I’ll do my best to catch y’all up on the past 8 1/2 months, while keeping you interested in the stuff coming down the pike!
Oh, and in the interest of #Juneathon, I ran 5 miles today!