I've been wanting to write a blog post for a while now, but every time I sit down I can't think of what I want to say. There's a lot going on in my life right now, a lot of changes taking place, a lot of upheaval. My life hasn't been turned upside down, so much as it feels like I'm in a snow globe that some particularly excited and hyperactive child has gotten hold of and is shaking with particular vigor. My health has not fared well through this tumult. I spent about a month with some awful virus that made me want to crawl under my bed and give up trying, and the irritated nerve in my shoulder that has suffered greatly in the past wanted to show me that all previous episodes were mere tickles compared to what it could feel like when the nerve was royally pissed off. I'm not sure if the cats were reacting to the general stress in the house, but the one kitty who tends toward the high strung end of the spectrum decided that it would be a great idea to all but torture the sweet one who just really wants to be left alone. This situation ended with one cat being put on anti-anxiety meds and the other kitty being isolated to recover from a procedure to remove an abscess that was a result of an infected bite on her hip. I'm realizing that maybe it wasn't so much that I couldn't think of anything to write so much as I when I did get to sit down I didn't want to think.
And the worst part? Because of the irritated nerve in my shoulder making it impossible for me to even hold knitting needles for more than a couple of minutes, forget about actually knitting, I have not been able to work on anything! But I have been thinking about knitting, and thinking about it a lot. I had so much fun designing the Buttons Anywhere Cowl, and a couple of other projects that are still in the works, that I am really excited to create some more projects and maybe even figure out how to turn them into PDF's and put them up on Ravelry. Now that my shoulder is on the mend, and I'm knitting for longer without much pain, I am determined to get back to trying out some design ideas. Things may be bumpy for a while, but now that I can get back to knitting I know that it will make things seem a little better.