Hello, again dear Lovelies!
It's been a few weeks ( cough, cough a month, cough ) and you'd think in Lockdown, time would slooooow riiiight doooown, but no. The days have been whizzing by in a flurry of mundane household chores, making three meals a day ( ugh, I hates cooking! ), mastering online grocery shopping, finding creative ways to walk Roxy ( and myself ), laundry...seriously, why SO MUCH LAUNDRY!? I haven't done any of the things I thought I might do in a Lockdown. For example: learn a new language, tidy THAT dark, dank hidey-hole of a cupboard under the kitchen sink, experiment with fabulous dessert recipes, alphabetise the bookshelves ( yet ). I did finally complete the Green Tea Throw and now, when I look at the Block it does sort of resemble the actual coronavirus with its spikey circular crown! I'll forever associate this particular Throw with these surreal times.
I'm sure you have all been on a rollercoaster ride of emotions? I know I have. When the world wobbles beneath our feet it's interesting what we reach out for to grab ahold of to steady ourselves, right? In this respect, these strange times have forced me once again to reevaluate my life's path. The father of my sons died suddenly in his sleep during this time. Although we'd been divorced for 20-years we always remained good friends and had spoken just a few days before. More than anything, coping with this unexpected blow which inserted itself into the incredibly complex tangle of Lockdown rules and regulations, and the fear of the virus itself, has forced me to once again find my True North.
After making the Green Tea Throw, I received quite a few messages with "suggestions" of what to make next. That's a very odd thing to deal with. I had a good think about it and what came out of " the good think " was that there are two different camps of designers. Camp 1: commercial designers. That is those who create for yarn houses or their own yarn businesses, and who will make varied items, continually staying on-trend and learning new techniques in the process. Camp 2: the designers who's hooks will not listen to reason. I follow my hooks desire and, for now, I go where my hooks heart goes. This is my True North.
So, without further yada yada! Tadaaaaa!
Wishing you all a very lovely, relaxing and fun weekend!