Thank you for all your comments regards my proposed change here. The general consensus was that you liked it as it is! I think maybe i'll just do a few tweaks here and there. More than I normally do, but nothing really completely drastic!
I think about what draws me to others blogs. If there is too much going on on the blog page, I find it distracting and cannot concentrate on reading the actual post. I find if it's too plain, then the blogger tends to become quite impersonal, and I realise that I am less likely to leave a comment. Blogging is a funny thing isn't it?
I have always loved 'pastels' and feel they are very soothing colours. Soft and gentle......warm, kind and inviting. I guess it's what I wanted for my blog. I wanted a place that, if I came to spend any length of time here, I wanted to come away from it relaxed. As much as I LOVE bright colour, and REALLY need it in my life, it was always pastels that I came back to on this blog. They calm me, and I need that in my hectic little world. So, maybe i'll stick to pastels, and just have a little re-jig of bits here and there.
Never fear, the content will be the same. I'm not good with HUGE change.
I have been dipping my toes back in with knitting. It's been nice to do something a little different from my usual crochet project. This is something simple (errr yes, I can only do simple), my third knitting project (First two can be found here). But....OH MY WORD.....it is taking FOREVER. I think I must be the worlds slowest knitter. And.....if i'm honest.....i'm finding it a teeny bit boring. YIKES. It's just it's taking so long to grow. My boredom threshold, I have realised, is really rather low when it comes to knitting. Crochet seems to have a quicker satisfying fix. Maybe practice will make me a little quicker than the slowest snail ever. I am happy though that I have no holes, and I've managed to negotiate increases and decreases without too much bother....and i've only called my mum once for help when I didn't understand and instruction! Result!
My tension could be better, but I suppose it could be worse, so i'm okay with how it's looking. I love the moss stitch......no, no, no, I mean I SERIOUSLY love it It's my most favourite of all the stitches, and I was so glad to be able to do a bit on this project. Such a lovely texture and look. However, as a new knitter, it's a right old pain in the bum to do!
It's also looking worryingly small! I asked the Bears if they had any idea what I could be making, and Baby Bear replied 'A scarf for Rufus' (his small teddy dog). Hummmm, well, it's supposed to be a little bigger than a toy dog scarf. I'm hoping blocking it will help when it's done. I'm loving the yarn and colour......and.....if it does turn out okay, then I know it will be well used.
So, a little bit of knitting and a relax. I have a mammoth weekend planned, so i'm charging up my batteries in preparation for it. I went to donate blood yesterday but was told my Iron levels were too low to donate this time. Nothing major but it made me realise I need to spend a little bit more time taking care of myself. I'm trying to keep things 'Simple' but it's hard in a hectic world.