The last two weeks have been hectic to say in the
least. I had deadlines looming for my latest book,
and "gremlins" invaded my life. Every single thing
that could have gone wrong - DID!
Wednesday morning, I sent in the final
materials needed to complete the book, worked
with the tech editor for a bit, now all that needs
doing is going over the last 7 sets of instructions.
The photo shoot is next week. I am still not at
liberty to discuss the contents , but lets just
say its a departure for me. Definitely a little
out of my comfort zone, different than anything
that I have done so far.
When I sent in the last of the materials, I thought "I
cannot do this anymore, I'm done, I have nothing
more in me". I spent the next two days doing
nothing. I read a little, I Looked through the new
25th anniversary issue of Vogue Knitting. What a
fabulous issue it is too. I did some previously
neglected catching up with e-mails, errands, mundane
things, etc. Two whole days, no needles or hooks in
Last night, I decided to look through the stack of fashion
magazines that I have been collecting, next thing I knew
I was dragging out old knitting magazines from the 70's.
Very soon, without my even realizing it, a germ of an idea
started cooking in my brain. I started dragging out yarn
and needles and hooks, paper and pencil. Before long
I had a bunch of swatches and sketches and a new idea
for yet another book. This morning, Looking at the mess
that I had created last night, and the fun that I had doing it,
I realized that there is no way I can stop
doing what I do. I don't know if this new idea will lead
any where, but I do know that I will pursue it.
Sometimes all it takes is a day or two to recharge the
batteries, and I am off and running again.
Have a great weekend.