Things have been in a bit of a lull, creativity wise, for the past year. Turns out trying to get a business up and running again while working a part time job on top of it all really just wore me out and it’s taken a couple of months to recover.
Knitting, as of late, has been relegated to the once a week at knit night but I think I’ve gotten my mojo back. Conveniently just in time for me to be cat-sitting for my sister – a woman who has trained her cat to view all yarn as a toy that must be mauled and chewed upon. Don’t get me wrong, Dolly Parton is a nice cat generally, she just has one glaringly massive bad habit.
Sewing is taking a time out while I get my body back into some sort of consistent shape. I mean literal shape, not level of fitness (I’m still relatively fit). Over the past two months I’ve been trying to get food intolerances and my eating habits under control and that’s resulted in a slow comedown from a very swift 20 lbs gain . . . somehow all in my lower body which has made fitting into dresses hilarious at best. There have only been two major casualties and those torn seams look totally mostly reparable.
I’m taking the little break as a a chance to really define what my clothing aims are and how to go about getting there in the most sustainable/ethical way possible, a real pickle sometimes. I have a sneaking suspicion I’m going to get really into Sprout Patterns when I do start back at it. I know I have a habit of making much more icing than cake so that’s something I’m working on. It’s just a matter of convincing myself that there is a good reason to make basic skirts and blouses.