“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Or so the song goes. I’ve always thought so. As we head into the traditional holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah followed by the New Year, I’ve always loved to take stock and be re-energized.
I just re-read all my old blog posts, just because I was looking for an opportunity to see what I’ve written about and make sure I wasn’t repeating myself too much. What an interesting journey I’ve been on for the last few years! Surprisingly, there have been few “repeats”. Taken as a whole, I can see that I’ve learned a lot about fiber,
spinning and weaving, and there is a natural progression in my skills and challenges.
I also see that there are lots of other things I’ve been thinking about, like how to express myself and the different ways I’ve learned to make peace with the many and varied interests that I have.
Many people send out holiday cards with long letters describing what has transpired over the last 12 months. Sometimes it feels like these letters are more for the person who writes them, than for the people who read them, but I think they serve whatever need we have for expressing ourselves and connecting with those we care about.
To that end, a little summary: I’ve spun a lot of fiber,
using many different tools.
I’ve done a little knitting, but found that weaving is what I really enjoy.
I’ve thought about family traditions, and have rekindled my family’s tradition of rug braiding.
I’ve thought a lot about how I spend my time, and how I record it as well as how I record the work that I’ve done.
I’ve been inspired by many people and tried to understand why I create. I’ve even opened a new business,
and hope that my drive to make things will inspire others. I can’t wait to share more of my adventures in “Spinning Yarns (Figuratively and Literally).”