There are times when I wonder if I am just spinning my wheels. Times when it seems like anythinga and everything takes so-o-o-o much time. I wonder if I am the only one that seems to move theough life doing everything more slowly than everyone else. That's what life has felt like to me lately and I am not sure what, if indeed anything, I am doing wrong. I had another round of very belated cards to send out. Each one, of course done individually, seemed to take more time than I had thought they would. I was happy with them however and was even more happy to finally get them in the post. I had thought I only needed to make 6 - come to find out when I began addressing them, I needed to make 9 total. I sent out 7 - so I still have two more to go, I am antsy to get to some journaling that is also slowly becoming a part of the late pile - and I don;t want that to happen!
I have also been working on a shawl in the evenings-. This is one of those projects that will take take some time to complete. I am considering working my way through Cheryl Oberle's Books "Folk Shawls". THe pattern I am working on now is the 'Aran Pocket Shawl'. I am using Misti Alpaca in a peau soup kind of color - ahhhh!!! so soft. I love the checkboard effect that the shawl will have - but, since I work on it in the evenings only after work and in from of the TV , it will take take some time to finish. You can see by the large number of colored 'tags' on the top pf the book that I have many projects maked as worthy og knitting! I love shawls !
Here is as good as close-up as I was able to get of the texture - it's really a nice pattern. I am planning to work through the shawls that are Irish, and Scottish first and the some of the Scandinavian designs which are generally more delicate and lacy. Lots to do - lots of s-l-o-w c-l-o-t-h to work on ! Maybe that's why I feel like I am spinning my wheels - it seems like everything I am doing lately is of the slow cloth variety. Hopefully, I will have more to show you soon!