Sunday, 24 October 2010

Is it Springtime yet?

Why do we turn into hermits when it's cold? I feel a bit like I am emerging after a winter, cocooned indoors. The seasons in this part of the world are a little skewed yet, but I look forward to more time outdoors, time being more creative and time enjoying the company of friends.

And, I'm off to a good start.

Last weekend I enjoyed dinner with a friend and a performance of Twelfth Night . I have been going to Bell Shakespeare when they come to town for years and years and years now. Yes, I've missed a few, but I try not to. Love it. And I'm already looking forward to next year's season.

During the week I spent an evening (along with 450 others) with my long-time favourite social commentator Hugh Mackay, who talked to us about what makes us tick. Interestingly, he ranks our desire to be taken seriously as the highest of our social desires.

On a knitty note and in keeping with the theme of this blog, I can report that I have been making fair use of indoor time in winter.

Spinning:
Knitting:
Even a little crochet:
And today I spent a fun afternoon with a bunch of very crafty gals and produced my own gocco-printed golden dragonflies.
I feel almost artistic!

4 comments:

fractalchic said...

Yay! VERY happy to have been the recipient of some of your winter. indoor craftiness! :)

P.S. the dragonflies look wonderful!

Hashi said...

Very cool, sister! Glad you're emerging from your cocoon :-)

Michelle said...

You have been busy in your cocoon! And I loved the goccoed cards - so glad you had a nice time!

Kuka said...

your prints look so lovely!! hope we will see you again this month!
I love Bell Shakespeare too - I'm really looking forward to Much Ado next year! Twelfth night was fun! =)