This picture? This picture summarises a lot for me right now. After months of prep, the weeks building up to Unwind became a blur of inbox needs, texts, phone calls, and an awful lot of 'I'll deal with that when I get back'. I returned to PILES of piles, no clean clothes for a single family member and not so much as a tin of tomatoes in the cupboards. Things have been a little weird to say the least.
I've let emails go unanswered as I tried to rectify the crookedness of my home, I've slept rather than knit and I've enjoyed being back to just the Tot and I, doing what we do best- pottering.
I had set off for Unwind with grand plans of a photo journey that I could slowly release alongside a double whammy podcast with interviews of the many (oh so many) wonderful people I chatted to at Unwind. Would you like to see how far I got?
That's the Tot getting settled in our flat on the Wednesday before it all started.
That's where I parked my knitting, in a beautifully situated spot with the best view ever of the pier. I'd hoped to spend at least 2 nights peacefully winding down and preparing for the full weekend onslaught of awesome and hectic.
That's it. No pictures. No sound. Nothing.
So this is the sound of silence and it's ok because what happened this weekend was that one woman had a vision and 4 rallied to help and what followed was a long and overwhelming list of some of the best people in the business turning up and being a part of Unwind. I saw Joji Locatelli handing out tickets, Ysolda bonding over packed lunches with the pom pom girls and so many people just thrilled to be part of this specal happening. Everyone was excited. Everyone gave their all.
We don't know if it will come together again and I know that even if it does, it won't be the same but my goodness, the girl did good when she dreamed up Unwind. She did real good.
We even made the national press!
There will be a podcast but it might also be a little crookedy. Let's just get together and knit, yes?