It wasn't all work over the weekend. I managed to string together quite a bit of time to myself. They were found moments. It is the same for so many of us. Everyone I speak to says that they are busier now than they used to be. I remember when I had time enough to make almost all my clothes, to read book after book, and do so many other things. As I read your blog posted resolutions, I see over and over the same wish, that we can separate ourselves out from the harried, hurried world that we function in and make time for things that we find important. Maybe it's a movement. Priorities first, not to bitch and whine, but to make the most of what we can and to find a way to do better. Pollyanna wasn't all that wrong, (nod and a hug to Norma..) it DOES feel better if you look on the bright side.
Saturday was the last Spin In of the year. I think that everyone that showed up was surprised at how many of us were there, at least double the normal number of spinners. I hadn't prepared anything ahead of time to take to spin, figuring that I'd continue with some merino / alpaca & silk that I'd carded up and have been spinning on the Schacht. When I pulled out the Joy to make sure I had a couple empty bobbins and through in my fiber, I found, behind the wheel, the last 2 oz. package of lovely cormo / angora that Anne had dyed for me last winter. I'd spun the other 4 oz. way back when, but this one package, I'd misplaced. With a little help form a friend, I split it down the middle, spun each half on separate bobbins, plied and skeined it. I'm thinking another hat, in the shape of Gretel, but different. It is very soft.
I plied up some spindle spun alpaca / silk..
and some of the merino / alpaca / silk
Then lit a fire, opened a bottle of wine, and sat down to enjoy and contemplate.
and my little old Bu.... well, she'd settle in for a nap if I'd stop flashing that light in her face.