As I wander through my RSS feed, I note widespread absence. It appears August has deluded even the most committed. SCAPEGOAT. Surely, my delinquencies over the course of the past month have nothing to do with my faltering level of concentration, inability to find rhythm in the routine of my daily life, or my own desire and dedication.... Because, if I'm not, in fact, seduced by the serenading siren song of summer, it probably means the increasingly abundant stresses of my 9-5 have achieved domination over me. And, friends, that's an admission I'm not willing to concede.
Let's get things up to speed, shall we? My July Knitting remains, mostly, as it was in July. This is not to say, however, that I haven't been knitting. Contrarily, I've got 7 or 8 projects in various stages of completion floating about the house. Likewise, I have two sewing projects well in the works. Which means, I should have plenty to share this month, so long as I can reign the crazy and finish a few of them.
In fiber related news, Mike and I made a trip to Stitches Midwest. It was Mike's first, and likely last, time. He was a good sport. I indulged. He carried my bags. And, he nonchalantly made it out of the WEBs booth with three sweaters worth of yarn reserved toward personal interests (Gotta LOVE those "by the bag" discounts). He knows my weaknesses and took full advantage of the opportunity. He's good like that. Win/Win situation. Right? The second splurge I made was at the Signature Needle Arts booth. They bait you with the opportunity to "try on" all the variations of needles they offer. Very sneaky. I already knew that I prefer circulars above all, but it turns out, I also prefer "4 tips with stiletto point over the alternatives. Interesting, huh? They're a bit champagne, so I set my sights on sweater season with my selection. The rest will have to wait.
In other fun-and-exciting news, Mike and I attended a photo-workshop (Hooray, Groupon). We haven't made a lot of time to practice our new skill set, but that's likely also the fault of August, generally.
Additionally, our month was full of fun visits with friends and family, surely, the main reason I have yet to completely lose my mind. No cure for crazy can compare with the clinically proven results of boat rides, barbecues, or cocktail catch-up sessions.
And, I think about covers it...I don't know about you, but I'm ready to leave summer in the shade. Bring on the cider, sweaters and Sundays full of football.