It also provides some great opportunities to examine one's life, to sit quietly with the people you love and to commit time to those people/things that are important. For me, it has also provided a lot of sitting around time, whether at the doctor's office, the oncology floor (or recently ER). Usually I would knit during these intervals, but my knitting mojo and I are working through a very strained patch in our relationship (a bit of a seven-year itch).
I carry my Ishbel (ravelry link) shawl around with me and it is coming along nicely. I think I missed a yarn-over a few rows back and I'm trying to decide if I care. The vine pattern seems to be a bit forgiving and damnit, this is supposed to be fun. Getting it "right" sucks all of the fun out. Take a look-see, it's hard to tell anything and in order to spread it out I've gotta take 100+ stitches off the needles...that ain't happening...any thoughts?
Semi-solid dark sock weight yarn on size 6 needles...very hard to photograph.
Also, I have been plugging away on my hexies quilt. Through the flickr group I have already agreed to swap 2.5" squares with several quilters even one in the UK. I have purchased several bundles. I'm especially excited about this one.
Nevertheless, I have finished all of the squares in my possession. I'll take some time to cut up my stash and continue. It's my plan not to repeat any fabrics. I never thought that I would be into hand-piecing, but I love it. And all of the people who say that a hexie quilt is addictive, believe it. I plowed through these in no time flat.
Behold hexies in progress.
I'm looking forward to continuing on the crafty path. It's a welcome respite from my crazy work and personal lives.