However, nothing stays the same. Life in upstate New York was getting tedious and winters were getting brutal and, apparently, my husband thought it was time for a change. Especially, since opportunity was knocking with a new job in Florida. After some serious consideration, Ron accepted the job and moved to Florida. What did I do? I stayed in NY to help my middle son finish up in Cub Scouts so that he could cross over into Boy Scouts as he only had just a few months left in his Webelos program. I, also, had a house to pack up and get ready to put on the market. A big job, it took me most of the year to decide what we could do without and what was worth hauling to Florida.
Of course, the yarn was going to Florida! There was no way I was leaving it behind. I had projects visualized in most of those skeins. There was a future sweater in that nice soft merino in the lovely shade of pink, a hat in the gold superwash yarn, a nice scarf in... well, you get the picture. Of course, living in upstate NY, most of my stash consisted of heavy yarns that are perfect for upstate winter garments. Did I mention I moved to Florida? I can't even imagine wearing a heavy sweater right now, let alone knitting one. So, most of my stash is still in boxes waiting to become something. That yarn may just have a long wait. For now, I'm concentrating on small projects. I can still knit these socks that on my to-do list. Shawls are okay, too. I still want to make this purse. Then, of course, there are Sam the Ram and Sue the Ewe. I found the patterns for both of these while I was packing up the house. When I find them again while unpacking, they are getting put right on the needles.
I'm also spinning more. I've added a few new spindles to my growing collection. More on those in a future post. I also just bought some new roving because one can never have too much if you spin. Etsy can certainly be dangerous to my credit card.
So, while it has been a little while since I've posted, I'm still here. I'm getting back on Ravelry and hope to be more active in my groups again. No matter how much life changes, little things stay the same and can keep you grounded. Without my little crafts, I would be raving lunatic and driving all my guys even crazier than I normally do.
My oldest son, he's now 14, looked at my bed tonight with the pile of colorful fluff and said "You bought more yarn?" while shaking his head.
Well, no, it was roving. But then, my wonderful husband tells him, "Yes, because, apparently, you can never have too much."
Yeah, I love him. He understands me so well.
I can't guarantee that I will be a more productive blogger. I haven't done a great job so far. But, I'm into new beginnings and, right now, I'm beginning yet again.