Big, rather new, life-pattern observed (two years strong now): Whenever a new school year starts (a la teacher-mode), I sort of lose part of myself to teaching. I pretty much stop doing any thing crafty (no knitting, no sewing, no weird bursts of creativity), and I disengage from the internet (reading, commenting, communicating). Finally, when things slow down and settle in at school, I burst from my cocoon like a metaphorical moth starving for connection and creativity. And now, I sew (ha-ha!) want to make this and this! Mellow yellow, sugar! I am more likely to make the quilt as I am in a nesting mood as of late.
I am actually knitting the Felicity Hat right this moment in Cash Vero (Charcoal grey color 29, Lot 3887). OK, so I am not exactly knitting right this moment, but in little spurts between typing and drooling over the pretty things I see on the internet.
Thinking ahead, I see myself knitting up at least one little cap for the Save the Children's "Knit One, Save One" campaign (postmark due date December 31, 2008). Two years ago, I managed to crank out 7, but at that time I was commuting on the BART a lot. I have decided to let go and to be content with just one.