So what happened to Socktober and Inktober, Roo?
Well there was definitely a burst of sock-knitting, with one finished pair and another three pairs begun. Two of those might be ready by Christmas, but there is no real rush.
My plan to draw something every day of "Inktober" fell by the wayside with the fading of daylight.
I really really do need to get my eyes tested.
For that reason, I don't see me starting my next cross stitch project anytime soon.
I made this Dark Crosses pattern for The Girl while the sun was here:
|Because Hallowe'en is every day...|
I am into Week Three of the Paper Love E-Course, by Rachel Hazell.
I first read about Rachel and her work in Flow magazine, and in a vulnerable moment I noticed a discount code for her e-course on their website.
You know, the Book I have inside me that I dare not talk about, let alone commit to paper?
Yeah, that one.
I am a bit scared but definitely fired up.
It's good for me.
Week Two of the course began by making a paper aeroplane.
Collage didn't quite happen because the day job consumed me for a week or so, but I think I am emerging from that particular tunnel now. I will come back to the projects I missed. It is an incredibly rich course - so much to delve into when I get the time.
In knitting news, I am test-knitting a secret something to a tight deadline, because I am crazy like that.
Does anyone spot a theme?
I am up for challenges. I am facing my fears, stepping up to the mark and taking it on the chin if necessary.
It is a kind of madness I suppose.
A rush of oxygen to the brain.
Kind of like falling in love.
And since I don't see that happening again in this lifetime, I might as well channel the energy.
"How are you doing today, Ruth?"
I am doing fine, thank you.
And that's all the affirmation I need.