It has been a very long time since I posted on here. Missed it actually. Thought of it often. Anyhoo, since the last post so much has happened in my personal life. Far too much tragedy. Had to see a therapist and a few weeks ago, after months of strugglng, she pointed out that great strides have been made and asked that one question that I never seem to be able to answer. How do you manage to get through all the stress? I just sat there dumbfounded and after a couple of minutes of running the question through my brain I guess I got the words all confused and in a totally different order because the question no longer made sense and I had to ask her to repeat the question because I did not understand the context. Silly woman I thought, how could I not understand this? Even after repeating it though, I still didn't have an answer. I thought, I just do. Weeks later and after much contemplation I think I get it. I think I have an answer. I spin therefore I knit. When knitting you don't think of anything else except counting.
I am grateful for spinning because I have an unlimited supply of yarn and knitting helped me keep my sanity locked away instead of losing it. I learned to breathe and to count to 10. Actually I now count as knit 1 purl2 knit1 purl 2 or any combination of that. The highest I got to was while making a basket weave scarf so that was knit 5 purl 5 and then vice verse. The point is knitting and spinning really helped me and I'm sure that it helps so many others as well. I've dubbed the basket weave scarf as the Waiting Room scarf bacause that is where I needed to knit the most. The last thing a parent wants to be thinking of while their child is in jeopardy is what is happening on the other side of that door. So I knit. I knit alot. I knit lace. I knit plain. I knit aran and I now knit fair isle.
Since September 2011 I got my knit on. Bring on 2012 because I got a set of Knit Pick Harmony Options for Christmas and I can manage.