Saturday, August 6

Rainbow goodness

This being single again thing seems to be decreasing my productivity. I guess I didn't realise how much I was hiding behind my fiber. I do that when I'm unhappy - just immerse myself in the knitting and spinning, to pretty much the exclusion of all else. It's not really a bad thing - it gives me something to concentrate my energy on, and is much better than just letting myself get all depressed, and totally negative. It's something to focus my positive/creative energies on - and is quite necessary. I guess I didn't really realise how negative things had gotten there for so long. That sort of thing is just insidious. I feel like I let it all just creep in quietly - maybe if I ignore it, it really isn't there - then all of a sudden one realises that something has to give. I waited for months for that give - and didn't see any movement. I'm just glad that I cut it off and have stood my ground. I feel sooo much lighter - like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders. Don't get me wrong, I do feel awful for the guy - but at the end of the day - I just couldn't continue to take on all the negativity.

So, though it hasn't been all spinning/all knitting here at abiabode I do have some progress to show y'all.

I started off with this Corriedale Cross that I picked up on e-bay, and then EE dyed with my sister. I've spun up a bobbinfull that I'm planning on plying with the merino that I dyed at the same time. Here's a pic of the full bobbin: I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens when I ply with the merino. I'm hoping to get a little barber poleing .I've also done a bit of work on my KnitPicks socks. They're just plain vanilla socks in the Winery colourway. I'll post pics of those when I'm done.

My son is doing fantastically well, I'm just amazed at how lucky we all are! He's going to be just fine, and I know that this is quite the goofy look on his face, but you can see how much the bruising has gone down. I am just so thankful for so many things. This guy is so special to so many people - we luv ya Boo!


Rissa said...

First, I am glad your son is healing! Now for the fibery stuff...that Corriedale looks great! Did you get it from Windwood Farms by chance? :-)

Good for you finding a way to channel things. I have been there. It's hard. Of course many years later, looking was a blessing in disguise.

Abigale said...

I'm not sure where I got the Corrie from... I know it was off e-bay - it was a corrie cross - but the seller didn't know what the x was... All I really remember was that it was a fantastic deal.