[I] spend most of my time [on the blog] trying to distract readers from the fact that I make very little, which, given it's supposed to be about learning to make things is a bit of an issue.Sure sounds familiar to me! I just don't have the time for knitting that I did and I'm struggling with that. Although I did fritter away an hour or two today deciding on a pattern for a winter wrap and choosing the yarn from my stash. I've settled on Ashby from Brooklyn Tweed and some Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool that's the colour of glacier ice. It's the perfect winter colour, the palest of aquamarines ... I'll show you soon, I promise. (See, I'm distracting you from the fact that there's not a stitch on the needles yet!) Please tell me Claire and I are not alone in this. We can't be the only two for whom time pressures come between us and our chosen crafty occupation and, in turn, our blogs. And is it just me who struggles to post if I don't have a picture of what I'm posting about to share? Which trait, I might add, hasn't been helped by the washout summer of 2012 ... all those damp, gloomy days made daylight photography an impossibility for much of the season, and I do loath using flash. I fear I've been over reliant on alternative picture sources of late, but sometimes they're a source of wonders that are impossible to resist.