I seem to be going through one of those times in life where I suddenly feel disoriented, like the rug has been pulled out from beneath me. Over the last year, I’ve had alot of changes, my plate is a little more empty than it was for a long time, and I have been faced with the truth of who my true friends are (and are not). This is not all related, in fact, most of it’s separate, aside from the fact it is all just part of my life.
I spent a long time having way too much going on and waking up every day (or often in the middle of the night) wondering about where to start and how to manage it all. So even though I now feel a void, I am being very careful and thoughtful about where to go from here. It is not a bad thing to have a little extra time to cook healthy meals instead of constantly ordering takeout, and it’s good to have the opportunity to reboot once in awhile, preferably if you can fill your life with better things than before.
I have been wanting to arrange myself a more organized studio of sorts for a long time. I had been winding my yarn at the shop when I went in, which of course, is no longer an option. But thanks to my favorite little happy place, I do know where to buy good quality stuff. I ended up going with a cheaper ballwinder, but for fun, if you want to look at some top-quality swifts, ballwinders and other such investments, have fun browsing through here. The shop ballwinder came from this site, and it was a dream to use.
Since I’ve been feeling a bit off my game, I am looking forward to Yarnosphere this weekend. If you’re in the LA, San Diego or Long Beach areas, check it out! I always find the energy at these shows reinvigorating, and aside from trying to not spend too much money on yarn I don’t need, there’s no way to go wrong spending the day with a friend at a show like this.
All you faithful readers of this blog know there’s nothing I love more than challenging myself with a project. A good friend of mine and I are seriously considering working through the master knitter programs. We haven’t started just yet because both of us felt we needed a little more time to get our heads in a more positive place first, but even if we wait until the new year to start, it will be good to work through it together. I went to art school, so I’ve been through all the presentations and critiques of my work plenty of times, but even so, this program does intimidate me. However, if we can tough it out and make it through, I am anticipating that the sense of accomplishment and bragging rights will be a satisfying reward. 🙂
And yes, there is also a master crocheter program, which is also on the list of accomplishments I’d like to add to my life. I don’t have any friends signing up for that, so if anyone wants to work through that with me, leave a comment! I’m always open to making new friends!