best laid plans

I really would like to be posting more often, but this time of year is just so crazy that a whole week has passed since my last post and it feels like it was only yesterday. Both kids have birthdays, as does my mum and in between parties, presents and lots of cake – this is also the busiest time of my teaching season. Kiwanis festival, a studio recital and RCM exam preparation have kept us hopping. I can’t complain – I am lucky to have the students I do, and my family are happy and healthy. I may however, be eyeing the calendar and looking forward with anticipation to the end of June when I will return to my off the grid home for a summer rest.

Keeping my hands busy with knitting or stitching helps greatly to allow me to reset each day – a few minutes all to myself.┬áIt has become a “must have” for this introvert so that I don’t melt into a weeping puddle on the floor.

I’ve cast on the Colour Affection shawl, but there’s not really enough progress to show – I had some difficulty with the cast on and subsequent massive amount of increases that made it buckle and not look neat and tidy. I’ll talk more about my fixes when I have a picture to share, but I will say – it took 4 times to get something that to me, still isn’t perfect but will have to do.

Here’s my Less is More shawl – since this photo I’ve added another few inches – a great, mindless project.


Here’s to another yarn along with Ginny! I’m sure I’ll blink and it’ll be next Wednesday again.


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2 Responses to best laid plans

  1. Anissa says:

    Beautiful yarn! What kind is it?
    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. fawn says:

    Yay! An update!
    I know what you mean about the busy-ness of this time of year. So nice to have Summer to look forward to just off in the horizon!

    Love the colors in your shawl.

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