|A rare moment of daylight! Quick, Instagram it!|
I'm in that weird November no-man's-land of not knowing what to share online.
There are a few contributing factors:
1. I'm making Christmas things. I'm quite proud of what I've stitched so far, but don't want to spoil the surprises by heedlessly plastering FO pics on Facebook and the like, especially since discovering a few more family members than I thought are occasional Knit Happens readers (hello in-laws! *waves*).
2. It's dark all of the time! Well not literally all of the time, but it's dark when I leave for work and dark again when I get back. Urgh. These are not blogger-friendly conditions.
3. Is it good enough? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has that voice in the back of their head that witters utter nonsense, such as "You can't take good pictures," "What's the point? No-one reads this anyway," "You haven't finished anything," "That looks rubbish," "Don't waste time doing that, you need to be cleaning/cooking/working," "It will never be as good as that designer/blogger/writer,". Ah, classic gems. And while rationally I know they're not strictly true, sometimes the doubts are more difficult to ignore.
So while I've not been blogging a whole lot lately, I have been crafting. I spent the last weekend catching up with a dear friend; laughing lots, baking, vegging out and binge-watching Say Yes to the Dress (Randy's eyebrows are everything). While having friends who live far away is pretty sucky, the required long train journeys and companionable vegging out provide ample opportunity for stitching. Even if you do get so excited about catching up and making/finishing/giving things that you commit the ultimate blogging faux pas and forget to take pictures altogether.