Returning home after a trip is always a bit disorienting, even when it's just been a weekend away. It's hard enough to get back into a routine, but during the summer I don't have a routine to get back into! I've been wandering aimlessly about my apartment today, wondering what I should do first. As I result, I haven't done much of anything. But old habits are resurfacing quickly. I bopped around a few blogs, and as usual, it's always interesting to see what's on the minds of knitters.
WHAT'S ON NORMA'S MIND?
Norma is pondering where she and her husband can go for a special anniversary trip. She's turned this into a contest, so if you have travel agent inclinations, let her know your ideas. I've suggested Quebec City. My memories of that location are 30 years old, but they are very good memories. It could only have improved with time....right?
WHAT'S ON BRENDA'S MIND?
Brenda commented about comments, and the lack of them. That reminded me that I've had comments on my mind as well. Brenda says "I live for comments." When I first began blogging, comments were a revelation. Oh my, someone actually reads this! How wonderful! It's six months later, and it's still just as exciting to get comments. It doesn't wear off. If I had a choice between getting paid for writing this blog or gettting comments for writing, the comments win. (Maybe....offer me enough money, and I'm sure I have my price.) Point being though, that I don't think receiving payment for my writing would be as gratifying as receiving comments. Money talks, but readers talk more.
So....if you are a fairly regular reader of anyone's blog, let them know once in a while that you are reading and enjoying. I try to respond with a quick email to let readers know I appreciate their comments. Just in case anyone's comment has fallen through the cracks, and I've failed to respond, let me tell you now that your comments make my day.
WHAT'S ON HEIDI'S MIND?
Heidi is running the next round of Secret Pals among knitters. It's not necessary to have a blog in order to participate. She's got clear rules and suggestions posted, and sign-up is open for a few more days...until July 23rd. Check it out and join in the fun.
WHAT'S ON SHARON'S MIND?
Finishing is on my mind. Felting the Froufy bag, and seaming the CherryTree Hill poncho, and sewing the Sunburst bag together, and concentrating very heavily on completing the New Century poncho pullover. I have half the body done. I need to complete the other half, the sleeves, and the i-cord trim. Kersti socks are piddling along slowly. And yes, I remember my solemn promise to Tee Top. No big new projects until I complete half of her. So I have lots to do, and I guess that's my routine for the July at least.
I did take time out today to meet LynnH and Dianne Cook over at El Bacio Cafe for some good knitting, spinning, and getting-to-know-you chat. Here's a picture of Lynn showing her yarnwinder to Dianne. The cafe was quiet, but even so, other patrons were asking questions. It was a pleasure to meet Dianne, and I'm looking forward to spending more time with her, although she is determined to introduce me to spinning and I'm determined not to add any new pastimes to my life right now.
That's it. I'm heading into a quiet evening re-acquainting myself with my real life. Remember, we knitbloggers write these things for a reason, and a large part of that reason is to connect with other knitters. Let us know you're out there; make our day.