Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hello, hello, hello....Is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me....

Well hello. I know it's been a long long time but let me first start off this blog by saying that depression is a debilitating, painful, soul-sucking, energy-sapping condition (disease?) And I thank modern science and the big old nasty pharmaceutical companies that make billions from it. I don't mention this because I want to discuss this in here because that's not what this blog is for. I only mention it to explain my lengthy absence. I am feeling MUCH better and I can function now and my goal is to get to a place where I can toss the little helpers that work oh so well.

Okay, that aside, now I can tell you the things I've been up to. I've been knitting a lot of different things. When my "crash" occurred, I was just making that yellow scarf with the beads. I really enjoyed that and I plan to make more of that pattern. I will make changes and create my own pattern for the next one.

I learned Entrelac! Where have you been all my life Entrelac?? Wow, it's a lot of fun and looks amazing with self-stripping yarn like Noro. I look forward to blogging about that!

I'm working on a pair of socks for a friend using Berroco Sox Metallic. I selected the Fox Faces Socks pattern by Nancy Bush that I found for free in Ravelry.

The other really exciting thing is that I am going to Wellington Fibres Mill in Elora, Ontario this week to look at....are you ready??...a SPINNING WHEEL! I'm so freakin' excited it's not even funny!! I feel like a kid at Christmas. That will be fun blogging about my adventures to the mill.

I made a several Candle Light Cowls a few weeks ago. They were a lot of fun and really fast to work up on a 16" circular needle. I'll blog about those later too.

Well, the weather here is really crappy lately. It's been a very cold spring and lately it hasn't stopped raining or at least overcast. Today there's a low hung cloud right above us and it's around 99% humidity. When the wind blows the tree, water sprinkles down on me here on the deck even though it's not raining out. My hair is starting to look like an afro...hehe.

I've got a heavy sweater on out here on the deck getting a little more done on the Fox Sox trying to keep out of the cool breeze. It really looks like the sun is trying to push its way through the thick grey mass above us. The Bob-O-Links are going bananas all around me and I keep hearing a hawk out near the bush lot. There's a
Grackle that nested in the hole in our maple tree right in front of the deck. It's being all noisy because I'm sitting here but it just better get used to me. I'm certainly not a threat. As I've been typing this blog, a hummingbird came by and hovered right beside me, not 2 feet away. I guess it saw the vibrant blue yarn on the table beside me.

Directly behind where I'm sitting right now is a 100 acre parcel of pine trees and then beyond that, a sheep farm. A few minutes ago the donkeys that protect the sheep let out some VERY loud brays. I guess something bitey was nearing the sheep. We have lots of wild dogs and coyotes around here. We've even seen a few wolves and occasionally the odd cougar might happen by.

Well, I just wanted you guys to know where I've been and hopefully I'm back. I can't make promises but I'll do my best.

For those of you that private messaged me from twitter, sorry I didn't respond. I just didn't have the energy...NO insult intended. I truly appreciate your concern.

Later Fibre Peeps

BevKnits with your Daily Dose of Fibre

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