It’s Been a While

There was a friend’s wedding, and Christmas, and snow shoeing and hiking and a day trip to the coast.

I finished my graphic design class, and started one for screenprinting.

I disabled my Twitter account, and unsubscribed from most of the mailing lists I was on. So I could focus on other things. I managed to renew my Flickr account finally, but I’m still not sure if I trust Yahoo enough to use it much.

Our kitten Spock got sick (very sick) and had to be put to sleep.

I read about Antarctica, and vintage knitting, and polar exploration in general, and Mt. Everest, and watched documentaries about everything except the knitting. I tried to read about the history of outdoor clothing, and the gear used in exploration, but found many gaps in what’s in print and on the web. (If you have good references on say, the technical aspects of clothing history and other outdoor gear, leave a comment or email me, please.)

I knit a few things.

I did some Shiva Nata. And some other yoga.

I still have a big stack of books to read next.

I don’t think I’m really back in the land of “public web contributor” just yet. I may continue to be a hermit for a while. But I’m here. Quietly.

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One response to “It’s Been a While

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Spock. I hope you and Nerd and the other furry ones are keeping each other cozy. I wanted to pass along this source for information about knitting and bonelace making in early modern England. I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you are looking for, but there are some really interesting bits about how women knit and made lace in the 16th-18th centuries…like singing songs to help remember the pattern and keep their movements fluid/timely. Really interesting stuff :
    http://books.google.com/books?id=jmqsi_wRK34C&printsec=frontcover&dq=oral+traditions+in+early+modern+england&hl=en&ei=0PtHTYbFK8SChQeXquT4BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=oral%20traditions%20in%20early%20modern%20england&f=false