Did you miss me?! I missed you. All of you. A lot.
So I went to Italy for a week and it was totally crazy. We were so busy all the time, seeing things and doing things and eating things and photographing things… Then yesterday morning we arrived on our international bus at 4:30 am and the trams hadn’t started yet because it was a Sunday and it was kind of awful. Plus, from all that close proximity with other people, I have developed a nasty cold. It really is very unfortunate.
BUT! Glad tidings, my friends! I am proud (and relieved) to announce that today I completed the most appropriate project possible for this sad news I just recounted to you. It’s the first Monday of the month again, which means #PinAddicts is go! So I made a big push to finish this Grecian Rib scarf I’ve been working on forever. I will now be warm and toasty even in this cold, miserable Strasbourg weather. :) (It’s actually a fair bit warmer than it was before I left, but Italy was scorching so I’ve been spoiled).
Unfortunately my own picture of the scarf is far less than adequate, as I finished it after nightfall and it’ll be artificial lighting all the way. Plus I’m a horrific model because I’m all bunged up with the cold. But now that I have my scarf, that cold had better watch its back! I’m so glad to be finished with this project as it proves that a lot of patience and diligence can really pay off: and both of those traits are works in progress as far as I’m concerned. This pattern was also the perfect level of difficulty for me, as I’ve never ventured beyond scarves in my knitting endeavors before but the Grecian Rib stitch was new to me, so it was still a challenge. Plus, I’ve never finished a scarf before because I’ve never found a pattern that’s managed to keep me motivated, but this one was so simply elegant that I was determined to finish it up before winter was over. And sadly, it seems that in Strasbourg winter is not yet over.
So that’s this month’s pin crossed off the list. Of course, I’ve pinned several other projects in the meantime, so my ‘to do’ list of projects is still accumulating, but I love how this monthly challenge redefines how I think about the projects I pin in the first place. Plus, it feels good just to know that you really are making the things you’ve admitted to yourself that you want to make, instead of just wistfully pinning away with no real hope of ever achieving any of it.
This month’s #PinAddicts linkup is over on Melksham Mum‘s blog – time to head over there and check out what everyone else is making! Then back to class tomorrow… eugh. I hope I can shake the worst of this cold overnight. Another cup of tea and then bed is my prescription for myself.
All the best to all the best! (Because you guys are all the best, you see).
Nighty night and please wish me healing thoughts,