The sun is shining. My cyber friends have talked me down from the ledge. I thank you so very much. I'm reassured that I don't have to apologize for expressing such raw feelings last post. Thank you for that, too. I have placed myself in the arms of the only people who 'get it' - my women friends. You provide a soft cushion and the fall was not damaging because of your care and concern. I am learning the things that I needed to know, again!
I have some closure to post! Hilflowers is finished, finally. Not blocked, but all ends tucked in. I like to block outdoors, under the apple trees. Currently, there is a 2 -3 foot wall of snow between the trees and the back door, so this piece may have to wait for blocking.
It's so pretty - Anne Hanson is a brilliant designer.
This shawl took an awfully long time to complete, but it was a pleasure in every sense.
I came across my old Rowen DK and Kidsilk cardigan and thought that they might like to meet -
After all, they'll both become part of my archival fiber trunk - pieces that have long outlived their usefulness, but are too special to be relegated to felted pot holders or draft keepers! I can envision myself as an old crone, wobbling about in my gardens wearing this piece - frayed elbows, moth holes ...
I wonder if it will still fit me when I am stooped over with an old lady hump! This sweater was a labor of love, inarguably my favorite and most expensive to knit - I think that it was a Kaffe Fassett design - Wanda, does that design look familiar to you? His quilt and knit designs are so interchangeable and timeless. A back shot, just because...
My friends have suggested that I take it easy today and care for myself - to relax. So I looked up the definition of the word relax and stumbled across THIS, which I think is quite interesting. 'RELAXIN' (ri-lak-sen) A female hormone secreted by the corpus luteum that helps soften the cervix and relax the pelvic ligaments in childbirth. Women have always known - in fact, by nature we are in synch with what matters. We are complete - we are ALL, contain ALL, that we need. Now I can move toward forgiveness.