"I hope she's okay--do you think she was hit by a bus?"
"Has she been travelling?"
"Maybe she slipped through a wormhole, and is now living in another dimension where there is more time in a day?"
"If so, she should have time to blog..."
Yes, I can hear your thoughts as you ponder yet another drought on this blog. The truth is that I have been busy. Doing...stuff.
Stuff like knitting this shawl...
Queen Anne's Lace by MMario KKnits (Ravelry link) out of the yarn that I featured in this post. Obsessively knitting all 165 rows of the chart, each row different enough to drive a sane woman mad.
Or stuff like knitting this shawl...
Swallowtail by Evelyn Clark. Made with Kid Seta mohair/silk blend. For no apparent reason, except to answer a question for a friend.
Or stuff like spinning and plying 300 g of alpaca/silk/cashmere blend into 970 yards of sportweight yarn, with another 300 g to go. Or stuff like spinning three bobbins of singles in BFL/silk blend, worsted weight. Or stuff like knitting and frogging and knitting and frogging my apparently never-to-be-finished Penelope top.
Of course, I've been doing all of the usual stuff, too, like cooking, and laundry, and driving a teenager to and from work. And dealing with the
"I think Michelle sounds a little defensive, don't you?"
"Yep, I think she is listing all of these things she has done to hide something else..."
ALL RIGHT! I CONFESS!!
I have been doing all of this stuff, I really have. But the real reason I have not been blogging is, well, because I have a new love. Her name is Esmeralda, and I have been spending every spare moment with her...
It's true what they say about riding a bicycle by the way...it's as if I've never stopped, even though I haven't been on a bike for over 20 years. I had forgotten how free you feel, with the wind in your face and your feet pedalling like mad. I had forgotten how far you can go under your own steam, and how the world looks from the seat of a bicycle. I'm just a wee bit enamored of the whole thing right now.
So, I do apologise for not keeping you updated on all of my doings for the past month, but...