Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lots of love

Thank you very much for the kind comments and emails welcoming me back to blogger land. I still can't believe how long I was gone!

Not only did I disappear from blogger land, I stopped going to my knitting group on Tuesdays, too. Which could also account for my lapse of sanity since I couldn't escape meet up with my friends every week. I finally kicked myself out of the house, with the help of the hubby, and met up with
Pam, Michelle, Nancy and Melanie. All of which I hadn't seen in FOREVER. It was so good to see them because I missed them all bunches.

And...I'm knitting again! For months I just didn't even WANT to knit. I know, for those of you who knit every single day, try not to faint. Nothing inspired me. I would take out my yarn and just But now more than ever I NEED to knit. I need that relaxation I get from knitting. From creating something beautiful when my life is a mess to that soothing clicking only my favorite pair of needles (given to be by dear friend Sarah gave me) makes.

I'm currently knitting another Feather and Fan baby blanket in Encore cream. Forgive the lack of pictures, I just didn't have time and I wanted to post. I'm also knitting another baby sweater. I loved this pattern so much the first time, I'm knitting it again. The yarn I'm using isn't as "shiny" as the other yarn. I'm also knitting a few other baby things. Why? Well, I'll be a grandmother in April. The Princess is having a little prince or princess of her own. Yes, I know. While not an ideal situation, we are choosing to be supportive and stand by her and love her as much as possible. The rest will sort itself out.

So, I knit. I knit for a little one that may be a surprise, but will still be loved as much as it's mommy is. Because even though it will be hard, with love you can get through it all.

Posted by Heather at 11:59 AM 2 comments

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tiptoeing in

So...the obvious question is, Where the hell has Heather been?

Good question, because I'm not sure I know. Life has been, well, hard. Really hard. I can't believe it has been 10 months since I posted. And then I think back over those 10 months and well...I know why.

Part of it? Burnout. From EVERYTHING. Work, kids, doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, working, more working, cats and yea...knitting. Part of it was working with the kids through the loss of their dad. The rest? Sorry, not a lot I really want to go into on a blog supposed to be about knitting. I hope you will understand. Those closest to me either know or will know very soon. But, life gets better and I've learned that you can make it through things you never thought would happen to you. And, when you feel like you are at the very last inch of that rope is when you know who your friends are, and when you realize your extended family was worse than you though.

But, in that 10 months I also had some really happy times. Alaska...the trip I have dreamed of for 20 years. It was everything I thought it would be. And twice as expensive!

And...after 10 months of my needles collecting dust, I'm knitting again. It's gotten me through stressful times before and it is again.

I'll be here...I'm too stubborn to quit.

Now, to catch up on a few thousand blogs I haven't read in months.

Posted by Heather at 10:36 PM 8 comments