I haven't had time to sew anything for myself.
I've have a few ecclesiastical sewing projects to complete in the last couple months & I have done a bit of knitting here and there. I was trying to finish the Marion sweater, though the knit-along deadline passed, I think... haven't been reading up on anyone's blogs... but I was just to the hem of the bottom edge when I realized I'd botched one twist of the cable pattern, holding back to front instead of front to back...
This was in part due to the fact that it was a travel project made in airports, cars, and here and there in bits on a lunch break or a meeting. It's not a hard pattern at all - not a mistake I should have made... but I made it.
And so I frogged the entire sweater. I would hate it forever with it's wrong way round cable, and I didn't love it enough to redo a good 10 inches of knitting. I'd rather start a fresh pattern.
I've learned some things about myself in this time away from being able to be really creative and productive with sewing and knitting. The first thing is that I really just love to make the same sort of dress over and over and I am okay with that. I don't have time to make everything in my wardrobe right now - so there's no point getting stressed about not making my own tees or unders or yoga clothes.
And another thing - knitting has become a retreat, a way to destress - I just want to watch something mindless and knit stockinette stitch for vast expanses at a time to unwind & then spend a bit of time finishing it off on a weekend or a quiet night - and for this reason... top-down raglan cardigans are my very favorite for this purpose, but I felt guilty about wanting to always make something easy, but I see no reason not to just embrace that and make a whole passel of them now.
So maybe blogging my army of raglan cardis and fit/flare dresses could be a bit dull, but I have nothing to prove - I just want to have fun making some thing that I will enjoy wearing.