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March 1, 2015 No Comments by Heidi
Pebble Vest Sarah & Duck Hat Imagiro

I’m still here; feeling a bit word rusty.

We’re coming out of another period of massive colds. The toddler had his first bout of tonsillitis and was truly woeful.  So I’ve quietly worked away at my goals for this quarter in stolen moments. All bar the sewing everything is accomplished. Kind of. I’ve written my pattern, made up a sample and test drove it on the cold and windy days of late. The verdict? I love it. It is totally what I wanted and a do hope others will like it too. I’m sending it off this week for someone else to look at before I send it on to p/HOP. Once it’s submitting/accepted I’ll post it here.

Yoga is on and off between bugs, injuries and weariness but totally not forgotten. It feels wonderful to go back and I also tried out pilates. Although, I wasn’t entirely convinced at first, pilates was great and I will try a few more proper classes.

Other than this I’m trying to be a bit mindful of myself. All the big changes and events are catching up with me so the anniversaries this year are affecting me much more than expected. I wish that my aunt could have shared in all the wonderful times we had last year. I know she’d have so much advice to offer on being new, cultivating new friendships and being without family nearby in the moments I feel a bit stuck.

Recently, one of my fibre friends shared an article on twitter that eloquently expressed these feelings. It’s moving and well worth the read.  Suppose I’ll leave it at that.

“When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.” Oliver Sacks via NY Times 

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll prepare my yarn wish list, pack up projects and clothes for my trip to Edinburgh Yarn Fest! A full weekend among friends I’ve missed dearly and fellow yarn admirers. Bliss.

I’ve put aside this cranberry & mustard yarn for the sock introduction class with Clare Devine and these 2 skeins of Dublin Dye in Charcoal and Irish Sea for a Study Shawl to start on the train journey up. Although, I do want to leave room in my bags for new treasures.

Sock class yarns Soon to be Study Shawl?

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