Saturday, January 19, 2013

Life Goes On

I haven't blogged since September.  I just want to get that out in the open so that I can't fool myself into thinking it hasn't really been that long.  It's been FOREVER!  I know.  I think about blogging a lot.  But, it just never seems to happen that I just sit down and type out the posts I plan in my head over and over.  So, somehow, half a year later, one day I decide to sit down and actually type.  It took me a while to get here though.  I've been sitting at the computer for over half an hour, just killing time.  Watching a couple of movie trailers, catching up on the latest randomness on Facebook, trying not to think about work.

I'm feeling a little melancholy today.  This is the first time I've been home alone in what feels like forever.  And there's just something about it.  For a while, you love it, and then without you really noticing the loneliness creeps into you.  And it's been oh so long since I've been lonely.  It's really quite hard to deal with when you've forgotten how wonderful it can be.  So, here I am, lonely and melancholy, and the rain is kind of spitting down outside.  But at least it's over 70 degrees here in Florida; I'm pretty sure I'd be in even more of a rut if I was somewhere colder.

The fall is a very busy time for me.  I teach high school, and in addition to that, in the fall, I am the assistant marching band director and color guard coach.  So, between mid-July and the beginning of December, work took up a major amount of time in my life.  And then the holidays, etc.  So, since September I have made (wait for it) TWO scarves.  I know, it's a pity.  I didn't even weave at all during my three week Christmas break.  In my defense, however, we were out of town for more than half of it.  But still.  I miss my loom, and I would really like to start a project any day now. 

But first, I need you to mourn with me.  I found out a few weeks ago that my favorite yarn company is closing their business at the end of this month.  Since I started weaving, my absolute favorite yarns have come from Conjoined Creations.  They make absolutely stunning hand-dyed yarns that are a dream to work with.  Though I understand completely that life takes different turns and things often change, I am very sad that they are closing.  If you are reading this and you do some type of fiber arts craft, I would encourage you to check out the final sales they have going on.  So, since they are closing, I have had to take a deep breath and make the last order I will ever make from them.  Here's what I've got.
 Above is the yarn I got for Christmas (before I heard the devastating news).
 This was my last order from them.  I am grateful that their final sale started before I made my last order because that allowed me to purchase much more than I can usually afford.  Also, thank you to everyone who gave me money for Christmas... this is where a lot of it went.
And so, this is my entire stash of Conjoined Creations.  I had just a few half-skeins left from previous projects.  Thankfully, this stash will last me quite a while, but when I run out, oh sad day, I will probably cry.

Well, though I still need to update you with some pictures of the whole 2 scarves I've made, I'm going to enjoy my loneliness and try not to bake something else in the meantime.  (I've been doing a lot of baking.  And by "a lot" I mean "AAAAA LLLOOOOOOTTTTTTT!"

Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. You know, sometimes it is really great to stay at home alone. It does not mean that you are lonely. It means that you have time to think.