Still, a lot to process -- not least, the brainwork required to assess negative space, to approximate angles and set out rough geometric areas/shapes on a page, to play with contours, and to attempt continuous line drawing. And remember which pencils work best on which papers. It's play, yes, and it's also the best kind of work, but it is at least as exhausting as it is exhilarating.
And I'm still away from home, in a hotel last night, meeting a friend for breakfast before a road trip over a mountain pass to visit my son. A mountain pass which has been dusted with snow flurries overnight, although I expect by the time I reach it those flurries will have given way to showers. (Sounds much more dramatic than it is, honestly, but, you know, a blog needs a bit of drama occasionally, and sometimes I have to throw in a "mountain pass," without necessarily mentioning that I used to drive this twice a week, and many people include it in their daily commute ;-).)
Meanwhile, though, until I'm home and rested up, I do have the What I Wore photos I promised to illustrate the way that I'm trying to bring some colour to my February wardrobe. The temperature dropped again this week (see above, re snow flurries!), but overall it's been warming a bit (and raining, and raining). Not needing as warm an outer layer meant I could wear this trenchcoast -- still neutral, yes, but at least not so dark. . .
this post -- scroll down a bit -- or this one, or this one).
pattern page on Ravelry, if you'd like a better idea of the size and design).
And where you are? Is the weather beginning to shift as we move toward the equinox? Is your wardrobe shifting slightly with it? Or perhaps the weather's not shifting at all, so you're making some wardrobe adjustments to try shifting your mood instead? Or, like Sue, you've wearied so much of winter that you've packed a bag or two to suit the season you're flying to. As always, we could chat about any of this if you care to leave a comment below. I'll be busy over the next day or so, but you know I'll see your comments as they come in, and they're always so welcome.
Now, off you go and Happy Weekend to you!