On July 17th last year I went a bit daisy crazy. It was such a glorious day, bright sun and a soft breeze. A proper summer's day. An unforgettable day. And one more easily relived because it's recorded here. One of the daisy images I posted back then now serves as my avatar and another made it into the photo mosaics I posted to mark the end of 2011. That's one of the things I most enjoy about blogging, the ease with which you can revisit what has come before.
A quick hop through knitsofacto's last six months netted enough pics for a couple of mid year mosaics. And looked at like this the first half of 2012 really hasn't been so bad. Most importantly, and contrary to expectation, Mr K. still has a job, although many of his colleagues were less fortunate and so those still in post are left struggling with twice the work. In consequence, as some of you will remember, we were forced to abandon our long awaited allotment, almost before we'd begun. And we're also unlikely to get a holiday before 2013. But I'm not complaining, not at all. Well only about the weather, but that's allowed!
Looking back at old posts can also spark ideas for new ones, the embarrassing bit is discovering just how many of the projects I've previously trumpeted, here or on Ravelry, are still very much works in progress. But I suppose that's kinda' the point, to weigh what I've actually achieved against what I'd hoped to. Not enough knitting! Oops!! But I'm having great fun with the 2013 Sketchbook Project - more on that another day - and the plan to have some postcards printed with my images, in the hope that a few of you might like to buy them, is steaming ahead. They're coming soon, so watch this space!
So my year to date looks okay, and it sounds okay but, do you know, it doesn't quite feel okay. There's too much 'needs must' in our lives, too much 'making do'. And the closing line of W.H. Davies poem, Leisure, keeps playing in my head ... A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? Suddenly, out of nowhere, I have wild plans. Really wild, highly improbable plans, involving houseboats and small holdings and far away places. Mr K. thinks I'm day dreaming. We'll see! How about you? Is 2012 proving to be better or worse than you'd hoped? Did you have a grand design for the year? Or even a 'sort of' one? And if you did, how's it going? Or are you daydreaming about doing something unexpected? Do tell !
A big WELCOME shout out to The Foggy Knitter at Notes from the Slow Lane