Monday, April 04, 2011

Hi Blog!

Poor neglected blog. I’ve tried several times to write an interesting and entertaining blog post in the past 5 months, but nothing has been forthcoming. Even the annual end-of-year wrap-up and review post for 2010 was missed (Actually I started it and it’s still sitting cold and lonely in my list of drafts).

What I can tell you about 2010 was that it was a Big Year. I turned 40, my youngest started school and my oldest finished primary school. I started back work after 6 years and had surgery in the latter part of the year which made me feel older than my years. I lost 10kg and found 5 again, did a few months with a vegan diet which was wonderful, and now I wonder why I stopped.

From a crafting perspective I learned to weave, which I really enjoyed, and true to form I have short and passionate trysts with every couple of months. I also achieved all of my goals I set myself in my 2009 retrospective!

So far this year, socks are my current fixation. Just as well because my hand-made sock stash is starting to show signs of natural attrition and requires replenishment. So here is what I’ve been doing with myself for the past few months:







Of course there have been other things being made, but today it’s all about the socks.

11 comments:

Kris said...

Welcome back Sam, well done on the weight loss. I used to be a vegan too and also wonder why I'm still not but it just seems so much harder with children.

Love the socks, especially the gold pair and the chocolate/strawberry ones

Alrischa said...

Those mockcrocs look like barbed wire mesh in that pic... comfy ;)

I love the Wallflowers the best, I think. You certainly whipped them up quickly!

Peta said...

They are all gorgeous! The Wallflowers are my favourite too. Those digitessa's look like a lot of hard work!

Lou's Mum said...

they're all beautiful socks Sam. I've been obsessed with socks lately too.

tikki said...

Welcome back Sam!!!
I hear you on the vegan front, ex-vegan here too. I agree with Kris, it's so much more difficult with kids!!

Your socks all look so gorgeous, I am inspired!

Fi said...

I've been vegan a few times too. If I liked soy a little more it would be ever so much easier to stick to!

Welcome back, and the socks are all lovely. Guess that WM addiction is well and truly cemented now?

Lucky-1 said...

Love all those socks Sam. I must make some new ones for myself.

Mary said...

Hi Sam. Good to see you back. Gorgeous Socks too.

Faeryfay said...

WOW! I love the socks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)

Bec said...

Hi stranger!! Beautiful socks :) Another ex vegan who wonders why she stopped. Looking foward to reading your blog updates.

Joan said...

You are a wonderful knitter.