I am utterly and completely blown away by all of the supportive comments, virtual hugs and offers of support my desperate post last week brought out. It was a difficult and scary post to write, far outside of my comfort zone. I let it sit as a draft for several hours, nearly deleted it half a dozen times, and then finally published it.
And then there you all were, with great kindness and compassion, reminding me that I’m not alone, that I’m not the first person to ever feel this way. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
My retreat last weekend was simply wondrous. Three straight days without a headache. Hours upon hours of knitting, spinning, laughing, eating and drinking. I took a walk on Friday afternoon and saw a bobcat. It was exactly what I needed…
I even came home with a wonderful new relaxation device. My friend Janel decided that she’s got too many spinning wheels, and has graciously loaned me her Ashford Joy to learn on and possibly (probably) purchase. Pictures of that (and my first laughable spindle of disastrous singles) very soon.
Also coming soon, a sample project for a friend who dyes some rather-quite-lovely yarn, knit up in one of the most challenging and addictive sock patterns I’ve ever worked on.
In the meantime, I’m working hard at holding on to that calm center of myself I rediscovered at retreat. One thing at a time, right?