Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Having cleared my calendar for the week because of a Jury Duty Summons, and not as yet had my number called to report, I have been spending these cold, cold days city side with a few favorite endeavors.
The start of a new knitting project,

the finishing of at least one of the WIPs,
Crazy Zauberball
a pot of tea and my favorite mug,
and a new read (thanks Sara for the suggestion!) that has me dreaming, wanting, planning and plotting to get a few fiber animals.
I have the land, the barns, the blog mentors, bits and pieces of stored knowledge from reading and workshops and sheep farm visits,
 the desire....
It's just the work days in the city thing getting in the way.
Drats.
 Double Drats.
I will figure it out.
I must.
A favorite line from Barbara Parry's Adventures in Yarn Farming- Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm:
At heart I have a passion for taking an awfully long and complicated way around most things, drawn by the curiosity of blind journeys, the intensity of challenge, and a desire to see things come full circle.
That would be me.

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Happily sharing with Ginny's Yarn Along

11 comments:

Sue Speechley said...

Lets hope your # doesn't come up so you get to spend the week knitting. That yarn is scrummy,as is the pattern and you know you have a yarn farmer lurking in there somewhere, go for it!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Do it! Do it! Do It! (and then you can tell me how easy/difficult it is because I want to raise some too).

Lynne said...

Now that sounds like a challenging, interesting, rewarding YARN project. I can't wait to hear and learn more.
More fun to dream than the jury thing, I am sure!

TexWisGirl said...

yarn farming. i can see it! (for you) :)

Nellie said...

If one waits for the "perfect time," it will never come! Take a "leap of faith!" Hope you are staying safe and warm!

Cathy H. said...

Love the color of you new yarn...it's my absolute favorite shade!

Debbie said...

ohhhhh girl, you've got it all figured out!!

i hope your number never comes up, wouldn't that be great ;)

Leslie said...

Added that book to my list. Knitting is such a good habit.

Rose said...

I hope you do eventually get to farm your own yarn! I have never been around sheep, so really have no clue of what all is involved.

Karin-Ida said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!
It is so fun to find new blogs of people living so far away but still having so much in common. I just turned 50 and two of my children are now out of the house, one to go but I am starting to realize life will take a turn and will be very different in a couple of years when he is gone as well! I haven´t been a full time mother, all the time, but the years I was I enjoyed it so much, and I have never worked full time after I had my first child in 1992! I am so happy to "meet" people with the same views! In Europe they are very rare!!
ps love the color if your yarn!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Excellent!!! :-D