I’ve thought about coming back to the blog off and on for some time now but I just couldn’t seem to find it in me to put something above my last post. I guess I just needed time.
Life marches on of course and I’ve been doing my best to march along with it. I’ve been teaching yoga and doing a little bit of dyeing (mostly for the fiber club) and quite a bit of crocheting. Yes I said crocheting! If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time you might remember that I used to do quite a bit of it back in the day. I’ve gotten away from it for quite some time but I’ve been inspired to get back to it by the thoughtful people at Heartmade Blessings.
I was a member of the group back in my early days of grad school and the early days of this blog but knitting became more interesting and natural fibers called my name and I got away from it. Before I did my Mom joined and she’s been a regular member ever since. When my grandfather became ill she requested a ‘ghan for him. Unfortunately he didn’t live long enough to see it and the group instead gave it to my aunt and made 2 more ghans, one for my Dad and one for his other sister. I made a square for each of them but that just didn’t seem to be enough so I made a goal of making enough squares to “make up” for each of the afghans given to my family and one more since I ended up requesting one for a friend’s son (you know who you are).
So I’ve been making granny squares like a possessed person and thanks to the help of some friends on Plurk I have more than reached my goal of 48 squares. And I intend to keep going. Making these squares has been soothing to me in a way that stockinette knitting usually is for me. And the idea that they may bring comfort to someone else, even if the yarn I have to use is not my favorite, is something I feel is very much worth my time and energy at the moment.
If you have some Red Heart type acrylic yarn in your stash that you don’t want any more, let me know. I can put it to good use.
And so I’m moving forward. One step at a time, one day at a time. So is Stitches. So is her tumor. I fear we may not have much longer with her but we made sure to celebrate her birthday with a big cake on the 7th. If 8+ min. of bunny munching good time sounds like fun to you, you can watch the video here.
Maybe next time I’ll show you all the things I made for Christmas gifts.