I’ve been avoiding posting, because, well, you know – politics and the raising of my ire and my inability to keep from spewing those words of ire all over the place, and nobody needs that right now – except, maybe, a plea for people to check the real facts instead of blindly accepting the alternate facts. Please?
In the meantime, I’m doing my bit for the economy – sitting in one of my comfy chairs (I have a couple of those), shopping online. When I can’t find grocery items I could use for a reasonable price – because greed seems to be showing from some online retailers – I shop for yarn. To use on my loom. Trying to convince myself that it’ll be okay to spend that money for items that might well end up being donated. Because – limited budget. But hey, you only live once, right? And yarn – well, it has a special attraction. And if I post something I’ve created that you’d like to have – well, just message me and we’ll talk.
I’m having urges to get outside and do some yard cleanup. Nothing major, you understand, just clear some of the debris out of some of the flower beds. I fully realize that a little of that and that urge will go away because that’s how it’s gotten to be in these older years, but sunshine on my back would be so nice. Except – I also require some warmth, and 35 to 40 degree days just don’t cut it for outside work. It’s April – it’s supposed to be warmer! I say that every year, but Mother Nature just ignores me.
I recently finished my second Ruana – the garments Peruvian shepherds wore for warmth as they tended their herds. Those original Ruanas were a heavier wool garment, meant only for warmth, not for beauty. I’m trying to produce some that offer protection for cool breezes and also maybe a little beauty. I just finished this one yesterday.
I think this will be perfect when there are cool breezes on warm spring and summer days. The yarn used is all cotton and tercel, which produce a soft weave that drapes nicely.
And now I have what I hope will grow up to be a tunic (shirt) on my loom. These dismal, virus-infected days required bright colors, to my way of thinking.
I am hoping in these times that you have enough in your lives. I am hoping these times will pass sooner rather than later, and perhaps we will all have learned something from it. If not, it seems to me too many people are suffering to have gained nothing.