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The Adventures of two Fibre Artists.

 

 

Contributing Artists
Melangell
EM

Monday, August 20, 2007

Catching Up

It has been sometime since I have contributed to this blog, not for lack of want, unfortunately not only is life not always about fibre, but there are even times when we find it difficult to enjoy more than a few minutes of the day with it. Oh well let's not dwell on the unpleasantness of that possibility and move on...

Though life has kept me very busy these past few months I had devoted whatever free time afforded me, when I was not too exhausted from other activities, for fibre.

Since my last post here was about DH socks, let me start where I left off. When May approached I had made some real progress but since it was evident that the weather would not be conducive for sock wearing anytime soon I put them down to work on other projects.

Now, as we prepare to say goodbye to August and even though the temperatures have been consistently in the triple digits, we won't even discuss the heat index, I need to get finished with these socks. It is my hope to have them finished by our 29th wedding anniversary but that only leaves me a couple of weeks. Who knows...miracles do happen.

I am getting ready to start decreasing for the toe. Our new fibre sister Nancy has been so helpful, especially when I faced the dreaded "turning of the heel", EM was right, she told me it would not be as hard as most people fear, but without Nancy's guidance it would have been that much more difficult mainly due to the anxiety of anticipating what lie ahead from listening to others talking about how the heel was the most difficult part. But once shown the proper way, along with the invaluable tips she passed on to me, learned through experience, it all seemed to make sense. I have said it before, one of the greatest gifts anyone can offer is knowledge taken from their experiences.




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