such a long and very unintentional absence from this space. it's just that it's been cold. and wet. and i know, i know our winters are rather bearable compared to those in North America but still, it takes us a while to get used to the idea of wrapping a scarf around our neck and wearing a cardi. I dressed a little warmer and invested in an electric blanket and new heater. so toasty warm we are. and the yarn, it has arrived. I've been talking about knitting ché one of purl bee's baby blankets for oh so long now. and he's two in a few months which means the baby becomes a toddler. and so i went about finding some absolutely perfect australian organic super-soft merino wool, created by a lovely little family in northern nsw. i fell in love with the names of the colours - sangha, leura, raindrops, gaia, grapefruit moon. and then i ordered 7 skeins and cast on. yes I use my words as a creative outlet but it's nice to use my hands to create. refreshing and oh so comforting. clickety-clack, clickety-clack.
thanks for all the lovely comments re. my energy levels. there's a sign on my fridge that says: "take your iron and olive leaf, jodi" and since writing that and listening to my own orders I've been feeling so much better. which really emphasises how important it is to listen to my body and give it what it needs.
right now my hands are creeping away from this keyboard and drawing me towards the needles. and so i'd better go. i'll be back much sooner. promise