Long time no see. You’re still here? Amazing!
I’m still here too. Mostly.
Let’s see if I can recap the last several months.
Bassoon camp? Awesome as always! Can’t wait until next year. Hopefully that will be possible. We’ll see.
SOS? Wonderful! Fairly quiet and I didn’t get a single sock done. LOL. That’s how it goes sometimes.
Where have I been? Well… when we got back from bassoon camp this crazy thing happened.
I ended up buying the yoga studio I was working at because the previous owner decided to move away and close. I had two weeks notice. You can imagine the scrambling. It all worked out though and things have been good. It’s funny, every time I tried to say no to this something happened to make it easier and I could nearly feel the hand of god on my back pushing me forward. It’s been a wild ride for sure. A lot of things happened all at once and it was so overwhelming at times I really didn’t know if I was still going to be breathing on the other side. July 1st Forever Yoga was officially born.
June 30th we brought this home:
I still can’t believe it sometimes. It’s a 2012 Subaru Imprezza Sport with the winter package (read: my butt is gonna be toasty this winter!). You wouldn’t believe what it was like to try to find the options we wanted and the color we wanted. The negotiations were crazy but somehow it all fell together and with some very generous help from both sets of parents I have a safe ride for my nearly 50 mile almost daily commute. Her name is Kitt since I kinda freaked out when she started talking to me the first time I started setting up the bluetooth features. And believe it or not in just under 4 months she’s nearly got 10,000 miles on her. Thank bob she’s a Subaru. I see many good years in our future.
June 29th I walked into the animal shelter for my volunteer shift and to make a long story short – we ended up with a new family member:
Her name is Purl. We think. We’re still working on figuring out her name after all these months if you can believe it. I brought her home to foster because I thought she was a baby angora and the shelter was really not well equipped to deal with that kind of exotic animal. Yeah, foster. So much for that! We adopted her on Aug. 10th. She is TINY compared to Stitches. She weighed 1.5 lbs. at last weigh in, compared to Stitches 12 lbs. at her best. Purl is tiny and feisty and has quite an attitude some days. We’re still trying to figure each other out.
No idea if she’s really angora or not. We’ve been calling her Fauxgora for awhile now but she sure is fluffy and shedding lately. We’ll never know I guess. She’s definitely cute but those blue eyes have an evil streak in them some days…
Yeah, so that was just one weekend. You can understand now why I haven’t been blogging much, yes? I’ve barely knit since the studio happened. I nearly didn’t go to Rhinebeck at all this year but managed to stop by for part of the day on Saturday because I was in the area anyway to see the Dalai Lama. Like I said, wild ride.
I’ve not done much dyeing lately either. The show at Squam was wonderful and then the stuff hit the fan with the studio so there’s been very little time or energy. I’m hoping to find my way back to it on some level soon. I’m teaching 16+ hours per week right now plus being webmaster, accountant, custodian, promotions agent and well… you get the idea.
What happens to this blog going forward? I’m not sure. It will still be here for awhile. Turning it into something else seems impossible given the title. I think that’s a decision for another day right now.
In the meantime, thank you for reading. This blog has allowed me the pleasure of meeting and interacting with some wonderful people over the years and I really value everything it has made possible in my life. You can still find me on Ravelry and twitter as social media seems to be the easiest way to communicate these days. I’m sure I’ll probably pop in here from time to time with some knitting or spinning. My house is still too full of fiber not to.