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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1H7nY2M7YCE/Udvv3Cr6HwI/AAAAAAAAF1A/8_y6X_6J3Bs/s1600/Undine+%2310.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1H7nY2M7YCE/Udvv3Cr6HwI/AAAAAAAAF1A/8_y6X_6J3Bs/s1600/Undine+%2310.jpg" /></a></center></br>I was going to write a post about lace knitting, but I got no further than prepping this photo, my heart just wasn't in it. I guess the shoulder problem I mentioned* is bugging me more than I'd care to admit. Truth is it's flared up before, and last time it took <i>forever</i> to heal. Maybe now is the time to finally learn to crochet?! </br></br>Question: should history repeat itself and knitting become a no-no for a while, what will happen to <b>knitsofacto</b>? I consulted the Oxford English Dictionary on the meanings of the word 'knit', attempting to reassure myself - she writes with tongue at least partially in cheek - that a name change was unlikely to prove necessary. </br></br>To knit has long meant to consolidate and to unite. Bees knit together when they swarm, just as bones do when they're broken. And then there's Housman's '<a target = "_blank" href="http://www3.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literature/alfrededwardhousman/poems/ashropshirelad/fromfarfromeveandmorning.html">the stuff of life to knit me</a>' ... so we are the whole, knitted from our parts, I like that, and it could as easily be applied to the blog, an alternative interpretation of the 'knit' bit, should it be needed. </br></br>When I can't knit I miss it ... knitting is the closest I get to meditating these days, <i>it</i> knits <i>me</i> together. Hence my previously noted readiness to frog, because the 'wrong' knitting isn't meditative at all. Of course rhythmic hand stitching can be meditative too, so perhaps I'll look to that to ground me, should I be forced to stop knitting for a while. </br></br>As regular readers will know we've had a tough year so far, but finding the right balance when it comes to blogging my reality is tough too, this post is a case in point. I want to warn those waiting for further knitting content that it may be some time coming**, and to underline that with knitting or without it <b>knitsofacto</b> goes on, but I fear I sound as if I'm down and truly I'm not, though it may not be perfect <i>life is good</i>. </br></br> <center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>It was pointed out to me in an email recently that I'm something of a mystery woman because I don't share many pictures of my day-to-day. There are a number of reasons why I don't but among them is the realisation that to pause to photograph a moment is to cease to be present in it. I know that this is quite opposite to the 'pics or it didn't happen' Zeitgeist of the Instagram age, but holding on to experience for its own sake rather than pursuing it in order to blog about it is important to me. It occurred to me though that there is considerable insight to be gained from the soundtrack of a person's life. Today ... birdsong at dawn, starlings shattering the quiet of a lazy country afternoon, the laughter of gathered friends, and this song, over and over, I just can't stop listening to it! </br></br>I wonder, would you share with me what you've heard and are listening to lately? And your thoughts on Instagram would be welcome too! </br></br><center><iframe width="600" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MnkM_ebv9BI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> </br></br> <center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>* For those who missed my last post, I've aggravated an old injury, the legacy of a long ago riding accident, in part by knitting too much. And to those who didn't miss it, thank you muchly m'dears for all the sympathy, it was very much appreciated. And Jim Whippet, who is all better now, says the same. </br></br>** With the exception of an interview with the lovely Victoria Magnus of Eden Cottage Yarns that's already in the pipeline, and a long overdue update to the Big List of Yarn Shops that's pending. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1H7nY2M7YCE/Udvv3Cr6HwI/AAAAAAAAF1A/8_y6X_6J3Bs/s1600/Undine+%2310.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1H7nY2M7YCE/Udvv3Cr6HwI/AAAAAAAAF1A/8_y6X_6J3Bs/s1600/Undine+%2310.jpg" /></a></center></br>I was going to write a post about lace knitting, but I got no further than prepping this photo, my heart just wasn't in it. I guess the shoulder problem I mentioned* is bugging me more than I'd care to admit. Truth is it's flared up before, and last time it took <i>forever</i> to heal. Maybe now is the time to finally learn to crochet?! </br></br>Question: should history repeat itself and knitting become a no-no for a while, what will happen to <b>knitsofacto</b>? I consulted the Oxford English Dictionary on the meanings of the word 'knit', attempting to reassure myself - she writes with tongue at least partially in cheek - that a name change was unlikely to prove necessary. </br></br>To knit has long meant to consolidate and to unite. Bees knit together when they swarm, just as bones do when they're broken. And then there's Housman's '<a target = "_blank" href="http://www3.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literature/alfrededwardhousman/poems/ashropshirelad/fromfarfromeveandmorning.html">the stuff of life to knit me</a>' ... so we are the whole, knitted from our parts, I like that, and it could as easily be applied to the blog, an alternative interpretation of the 'knit' bit, should it be needed. </br></br>When I can't knit I miss it ... knitting is the closest I get to meditating these days, <i>it</i> knits <i>me</i> together. Hence my previously noted readiness to frog, because the 'wrong' knitting isn't meditative at all. Of course rhythmic hand stitching can be meditative too, so perhaps I'll look to that to ground me, should I be forced to stop knitting for a while. </br></br>As regular readers will know we've had a tough year so far, but finding the right balance when it comes to blogging my reality is tough too, this post is a case in point. I want to warn those waiting for further knitting content that it may be some time coming**, and to underline that with knitting or without it <b>knitsofacto</b> goes on, but I fear I sound as if I'm down and truly I'm not, though it may not be perfect <i>life is good</i>. </br></br> <center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>It was pointed out to me in an email recently that I'm something of a mystery woman because I don't share many pictures of my day-to-day. There are a number of reasons why I don't but among them is the realisation that to pause to photograph a moment is to cease to be present in it. I know that this is quite opposite to the 'pics or it didn't happen' Zeitgeist of the Instagram age, but holding on to experience for its own sake rather than pursuing it in order to blog about it is important to me. It occurred to me though that there is considerable insight to be gained from the soundtrack of a person's life. Today ... birdsong at dawn, starlings shattering the quiet of a lazy country afternoon, the laughter of gathered friends, and this song, over and over, I just can't stop listening to it! </br></br>I wonder, would you share with me what you've heard and are listening to lately? And your thoughts on Instagram would be welcome too! </br></br><center><iframe width="600" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MnkM_ebv9BI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> </br></br> <center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>* For those who missed my last post, I've aggravated an old injury, the legacy of a long ago riding accident, in part by knitting too much. And to those who didn't miss it, thank you muchly m'dears for all the sympathy, it was very much appreciated. And Jim Whippet, who is all better now, says the same. </br></br>** With the exception of an interview with the lovely Victoria Magnus of Eden Cottage Yarns that's already in the pipeline, and a long overdue update to the Big List of Yarn Shops that's pending. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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