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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tFUnB_3CbsQ/UcSW4HTEEDI/AAAAAAAAFq0/dLe1inwq-Dg/s1600/BeFunky_Old+Woollen+Mill+%231.jpg.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tFUnB_3CbsQ/UcSW4HTEEDI/AAAAAAAAFq0/dLe1inwq-Dg/s1600/BeFunky_Old+Woollen+Mill+%231.jpg.jpg" /></a></center></br>I'm restless and I don't quite know why. Impatient with my knitting. Casting about for fresh challenges. Feeling as if I'm on the cusp of something but with no idea what. I remember this peculiar kind of uncertainty from my arty days, when I learnt the importance of allowing myself to play. Something seemingly self-indulgent yet so necessary to my peace of mind and my ability to create. </br></br>You'll find me guest posting over at <a target = "_blank" href="http://whipup.net/2013/06/21/make-it-local-the-old-woollen-mill/">whipup.net</a> today - do please pop across and read my contribution to June's theme, 'Make it local', edited by the lovely Alex of <a target = "_blank" href="http://lolanovablog.blogspot.co.uk/">Lola Nova</a> - and the image you see here, of discarded shuttles abandoned on an old loom, is a digitally altered version of one I've used there. Messing about with photographs, and writing seem to be the things I'm most inclined to do just now, not making stuff at all. </br></br>And I got to thinking that maybe that's because I need a holiday. Not of the 'pack your bags and head for the sun' variety but of the kind I enjoyed as a kid when school closed for the summer. A change of focus and of pace. Eight hot, dusty weeks when the only thing expected of me was that I avoided injury if playing out and didn't make <i>too</i> much mess if playing in*. I have blog posts in the pipeline about lace knitting and about Japanese pattern symbols, but they can wait. And I have a wedding shawl commission which can't, but that will be quite enough knitting to keep my needles warm. So, here at <b>knitsofacto</b>, school's out! </br></br>I'll still be blogging, never fear, and I'm sure there'll be stitchy stuff of some kind happening**, but most of my summer is now waiting to be filled with I know not what and I can't tell you how liberating that feels. How about you, do you have your free time between now and September all mapped out, or is the freestyle approach more your thing too? And please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers childhood summers as always sunny? </br></br>* There were no kids' clubs or summer camps in rural England in the 70s, we made our own fun. </br></br>** In fact I know there will ... my essential annual visit to <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.woolfest.co.uk/">Woolfest</a> is just a week away, and I've already booked a place on an <a target = "_blank" href="http://clarabellacraft.blogspot.co.uk/p/natural-threads-saturday-4th-may-10.html">indigo dyeing workshop</a> in July (I think there's still room for a few more if you're interested). </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I'll be regularly reminding you to find an alternative to Google Reader, if you use it, before it's retired at the end of this month. But meanwhile Sandra has a very detailed and easy to understand low down on what's happening <a href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/time-to-jump-ship.html">here</a> and <a href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/subscribing-is-easy.html">here</a>. Almost everything she says about keeping up with her blog, Cherry Heart, also applies to <b>knitsofacto</b> and you'll find <i>my</i> Feedly, Bloglovin and email subscription links just below. </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>Never miss a post again.</br><span style="font-size:84%;">Google Reader users, don't forget to transfer your subscription before July 1st.</span></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/-tFUnB_3CbsQ/UcSW4HTEEDI/AAAAAAAAFq0/dLe1inwq-Dg/s1600/BeFunky_Old+Woollen+Mill+%231.jpg.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tFUnB_3CbsQ/UcSW4HTEEDI/AAAAAAAAFq0/dLe1inwq-Dg/s1600/BeFunky_Old+Woollen+Mill+%231.jpg.jpg" /></a></center></br>I'm restless and I don't quite know why. Impatient with my knitting. Casting about for fresh challenges. Feeling as if I'm on the cusp of something but with no idea what. I remember this peculiar kind of uncertainty from my arty days, when I learnt the importance of allowing myself to play. Something seemingly self-indulgent yet so necessary to my peace of mind and my ability to create. </br></br>You'll find me guest posting over at <a target = "_blank" href="http://whipup.net/2013/06/21/make-it-local-the-old-woollen-mill/">whipup.net</a> today - do please pop across and read my contribution to June's theme, 'Make it local', edited by the lovely Alex of <a target = "_blank" href="http://lolanovablog.blogspot.co.uk/">Lola Nova</a> - and the image you see here, of discarded shuttles abandoned on an old loom, is a digitally altered version of one I've used there. Messing about with photographs, and writing seem to be the things I'm most inclined to do just now, not making stuff at all. </br></br>And I got to thinking that maybe that's because I need a holiday. Not of the 'pack your bags and head for the sun' variety but of the kind I enjoyed as a kid when school closed for the summer. A change of focus and of pace. Eight hot, dusty weeks when the only thing expected of me was that I avoided injury if playing out and didn't make <i>too</i> much mess if playing in*. I have blog posts in the pipeline about lace knitting and about Japanese pattern symbols, but they can wait. And I have a wedding shawl commission which can't, but that will be quite enough knitting to keep my needles warm. So, here at <b>knitsofacto</b>, school's out! </br></br>I'll still be blogging, never fear, and I'm sure there'll be stitchy stuff of some kind happening**, but most of my summer is now waiting to be filled with I know not what and I can't tell you how liberating that feels. How about you, do you have your free time between now and September all mapped out, or is the freestyle approach more your thing too? And please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers childhood summers as always sunny? </br></br>* There were no kids' clubs or summer camps in rural England in the 70s, we made our own fun. </br></br>** In fact I know there will ... my essential annual visit to <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.woolfest.co.uk/">Woolfest</a> is just a week away, and I've already booked a place on an <a target = "_blank" href="http://clarabellacraft.blogspot.co.uk/p/natural-threads-saturday-4th-may-10.html">indigo dyeing workshop</a> in July (I think there's still room for a few more if you're interested). </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I'll be regularly reminding you to find an alternative to Google Reader, if you use it, before it's retired at the end of this month. But meanwhile Sandra has a very detailed and easy to understand low down on what's happening <a href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/time-to-jump-ship.html">here</a> and <a href="http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/subscribing-is-easy.html">here</a>. Almost everything she says about keeping up with her blog, Cherry Heart, also applies to <b>knitsofacto</b> and you'll find <i>my</i> Feedly, Bloglovin and email subscription links just below. </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>Never miss a post again.</br><span style="font-size:84%;">Google Reader users, don't forget to transfer your subscription before July 1st.</span></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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