Where Have You Been?

Oh Gosh!

Over 2 months since my last blog post – you must be imagining the worst šŸ˜®
Massive apologies šŸ™

Don’t panic! There is absolutely nothing seriously or medically wrong.

I have just been struggling with a combination of my normal SKS (Summer Knitting Slump), loosing my beloved blogging muse, Thug (3Ā picturesĀ of his daft antics and a blog post had written itself!), being mega busy at work and suffering from insomnia. Ā KnittingĀ was starting to feel like one more pressure – something I had to do so I could blog about it. Time to take a break for a couple of weeks… (Ooops…) šŸ˜³

So all of those are things I can’t change except insomnia…been creeping up for a while- it’s quite odd. I’m utterly exhausted by 20:30 in theĀ eveningĀ – fallingĀ asleepĀ on the sofa unless I am poked with sharp sticks by the lovely Ben (who is happy toĀ oblige). Ā Even if I stay awake all evening, I’m Ā too tired to knit. I go to bed, instantly go to sleep, until about Ā 3am. Bing! Wide awake. If I knit then I wake up too much and am knackered the next day and it exacerbates the cycle. Can you see how this is affecting my knitting huh?

The good news is my Doc gave me a full MOT and I’m as fit as a fiddle. I guess I’m just going to have to manage it.

But enough of this. Have I done any knitting at all?

Well, after a lot of frowning and swearing…

From Elizabeth

I finally finished the accursed fronts of Elizabeth. I have to say, now they are done – the design is rather good. The collar extends round the back of the neck. I have joined the collar and “three needle bind offed” the shoulders…This is how it looks right now…

From Elizabeth

I currently romping through the last sleeve so should be done quite soon (assuming I can stay awake(!))

But I have knit another entire garment while I have been absconding from blog land….
…but unfortunately I can’t show it to you!

Hideous disaster I’m ashamed of?? Au contraire!
Do you remember when I made Top Secret? The sample I made for KnitOnTheNet for the Stitch in Time book?

Well, they contacted me to see if I’d do another sample – there is a sequel to Stitch in Time on the way – Squeee!!!!

You can read all about it and pre order here – Stitch in Time Vol 2.

What did I knit???

Well, I can’t tell you much or even show you til the book is out but it was aĀ massivelyĀ enjoyable knit – I could easily reknit it for myself. A lacey design from the 50’s in a lovely pure cotton dk.

You’re gonna have to wait to see that one. šŸ˜‰

So. I had best get back to finishing the Elizabeth sleeve and try not to fall asleep face down a drooling on my needles…

Lets not leave it 2 months until the next post huh?

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  1. josiekitten
    josiekitten September 5, 2011 at 7:47 am |

    So good to hear from you! I wondered if all was ok! It’s terrible when your sleep patterns get disrupted, hope you manage to get sorted soon.

  2. Terri (terdotty on rav)
    Terri (terdotty on rav) September 5, 2011 at 8:01 am |

    Lovely to ‘see’ you again! Hope the sleeping improves – much sympathy on that – look forward to seeing the finished Elizabeth!

  3. Stitched Together
    Stitched Together September 5, 2011 at 9:17 am |

    Sorry about the insomnia. That is such a bitch. I know that before I got my new magic “knock out” medication I would lie awake for hours on end because the twinges kept waking me out of stupour. It’s really hard to function on only a few hours sleep. I used to nap in order to stay sane.

    I think you not alone in having a summer knitting slump. I know I have. It seems a little quiet in blogland too. I’m sure the insomnia will pass and the knitting will pick up again, if not you can always try getting blind drunk and passing out, that generally enables a full night’s sleep, if memory serves!

  4. JulesM
    JulesM September 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm |

    So glad you’re back! I get into that summer knitting slump, too. But now that fall is just around the corner, I’ve got all kinds of energy for it again. Maybe it’ll be the same for you. Sorry about the insomnia–I hope you get the rest you need.

  5. Shearersgirl
    Shearersgirl September 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm |

    I was wondering where you’d got to. So sorry to hear about the insomnia.

  6. tallwoolley
    tallwoolley September 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm |

    so glad you’re back, i missed your blog. Maybe you need something (relatively) small and quick and gorgeous to get you out of the summer knitting slump? I’m struggling to get a cardigan finished right now but i just got distracted by some rowan mittens…
    hope you feel better soon!

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