Monday, September 18, 2006

I'm back


Dragon sculpture by Don Pell

As Jackie so kindly reminded me the other day, vacation time is done and it’s high time some OddBall got back to work. She’s right. I’ve had a great summer off and in fact I think I’ll do it again next year.

What did I knit on my vacance? Not a bloody thing. Instead, the summer was spent with family and friends and mostly, for the OddBall, I spent some time healing up.

We did a short bike tour, details to be found at my CrazyGuyOnABike journal. I’ll not bore you all with the details here.

So, what’s the OddBall game plan? Well, this week, my friend, is all about cleaning up. The housekeeping standards in the OddBall crib have pretty much gone to rack and ruin. This is undoubtedly the result of when faced with going out for a couple of hours with Ditto on the bike or cleaning the oven, guess what won out? That’s right, the kid. Currently, I can’t actually find the studio for accumulated crap that’s been shoved in there. There’s a knitting machine under there somewhere.

The game plan then is to evict the spiders and get this place back under control. The chaos is too distracting to work in. -- yes, it actually is THAT bad. In the meanwhile, I’m mentally inventorying the ‘stash’. I went to a workshop in July (my rare break from the NO KNITTING) rule. I learned a really good technique for shawls, wraps etc and I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl.

My mind is starting to engage again. I feel enthusiastic about starting new projects where in June, the whole thing was just feeling like more tedium.

In any event, I’m back, for better or for worse. Talk at you’se all laters; thanks for reading.

11 Comments:

At 9:44 AM, September 18, 2006, Blogger Diana said...

Welcome back! I've missed you and your oddness!

 
At 11:19 AM, September 18, 2006, Blogger Severina said...

Hey, Kate's back!

Hard to believe, but sometimes we need to take a vacation from knitting too.

 
At 1:25 AM, September 19, 2006, Blogger dancingbarefoot said...

She's alive! :) Welcome back!

 
At 8:32 AM, September 19, 2006, Blogger jackie said...

Glad to have you back in all of your oddness! I guess that I took a break from a lot this summer too. Except for veggies lately. Tis the season.

 
At 11:41 AM, September 19, 2006, Blogger Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Kate,
you seem perfectly normal to me! Not odd at all. Welcome back. I have to take an enforced break from knitting etc. Shoulder stuff, the cortizone has kicked in and now I feel like I could tackle the world, dangerous I know. So I am just doing the phy therapy and trying to be good. I think cleaning up the studio would be a good start, not much repetitive motion there except setting things down and picking them up again saying to myself, where where where should this be stashed.
Deb

 
At 8:21 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Moyra said...

hi kate, I think we went to st thomas together, this is my blog address, http://rudysmom-moyra.blogspot.com

 
At 6:43 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Diana said...

Kate,

Blogland hasn't been the same without you. Come back, come back!!!!

 
At 2:22 AM, September 27, 2007, Blogger Radona said...

good to see you back, i missed you! i don't comment often, but i do read! hope your dm is getting under control and you are feeling better. have you talked to your doc about bietta? (wonder drug for dm)

 
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hey mom
I'm glade your back. Good luck!!!

 
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