Hello World

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.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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10 Responses to Hello World

  1. Robin says:

    Your hopes are good hopes, Carol. I hope for all of that, too. I love the Ruana. 🙂

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  2. Kathy says:

    You are truly an artist! I am impressed by all your creative endeavors.

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  3. dawnkinster says:

    No matter what art you pick up you create beautiful things!
    I have to believe that when we come out of this (those that do) the world will HAVE to be a better place because there are all sorts of lessons being learned (I hope) here about what is important in life and what is not. Otherwise the whole thing is entirely a tragedy.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    The colors in the ruana are springy. The weather may not be doing its thing, but you are making up for it with those pretty stripes.

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  5. leendadll says:

    I spend my days thinking of things I want or even need, to do… but doing none of them.

    You’re weaving gets more and more impressive!! I think you’ve got an optional income generator on your hand!

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  6. I love your work – and your closing paragraph – it’s sort of like a prayer – something everyone could meditate on as they work on their looms or in their gardens. Be well Carol. And do stay in touch. I’m looking forward to the final reveal of the tunic!

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