Today I pulled back the blinds that darkened my room, expecting to see the essence of spring hovering precariously, and somewhat dangerously, in the rumored snow-clad world of December. Instead, I was greeted by a wall of icy translucent white, a wall I had to huff warm air on to see through. And as that fuzzy edged melting circle grew bigger, the size of my eyes widened with it. Through the binocular-lens sized peephole in my window, I saw not only no green, but a different color all together. My world was now white.
It's ironic how something can change so rapidly in the span of a day, such as the appearance of the fairytale snow in my springtime December of 2009. But what I'm really trying to get at is not the change of the weather. Instead, it is my blogging patterns.
I had been on a role with my blogging, always having something new to post and something different to comment on. There were not enough days to encompass all I had to say, and it was liberating. Suddenly, there was one night when the snow came. The writer's block had arrived, and there was nothing more to say. The days were passing, the comments were thinning, and my life was getting busier. I knew I had to do something, but life was dragging me on a ride that didn't include my blog. Something had to change.
This morning, I decided to clear a couple hours of my time to get back to what I loved most in the world: writing. I researched all morning, trying to find something both interesting and unprecedented. Finally, I found something relevent, and I'm happy to announce that I'm back to my normal, ever-thinking self. The writer's block is gone, and I am back.
It started with one picture. The sweater I discovered was absolutely gorgeous, and breathtakingly unique. Clicking on it, I found the world of Babini Kuki, a sub-line of Aristo Fashion. Each item is hand-knitted and packed in a gorgeous gift box complete with a personal message from the designer who knitted the item. The knitting is done exclusively by hand, with the help of only knitting needles or a crochet hook. There are no handknitted machines or any kind of machines used in assistance. Babini Kuki knits not to make a profit, but to share their passion for knitting. In my opinion, these items showcase and embrace this message like no other. See for yourself.
Please visit the Babini Kuki website here. I promise you that you'll find something you love, and it's really a pleasure to look at all of the different pieces. Oh, and one more promise: I promise that I will never leave you post-less for this long again. I'm glad to be home.