Change is in the Air!

Change is in the Air!

“Everything flows, nothing stays still.”-Heraclitus

There is something so comforting about things staying the same. What is it? It makes us feel safe and warm and protected somehow. Like everything’s okay. But inevitably, things change and shift and flow. And in truth, that is the way it should be. We wouldn’t want to stop the ebb and flow of life; the endless springs and summers and falls and winters of life, both literally and figuratively.

And I’m learning to throw my hands in the air and embrace whatever may be coming, even though I may not know what that is.

So on the note of change, I’m currently redesigning this blog, my site, biz cards, tags/labels, etc. YAY!

Actually, my sister is. She is a brilliant designer, as you can tell from her sites: Party Ideas Galore, Decorating Ideas Galore, and Baby Shower Ideas Galore.

I’ve been wanting my look and feel for the blog and site to be very zen-like: Calming, pretty, clean, natural. So for a few days, everything will look a little wonky, but I’m working to get it all changed over as soon as I can! (I know, I’m supposed to be on vacation, but this is what I love to do and just can’t help myself).

First, though, I’m shipping about 10 or more huge tubs full of roving, fleece and yarn up to Alaska, for dyeing and listing in the shop. Hurray! I do believe there is nothing more enjoyable than digging through endless mounds of wool. Heaven!

So when I get back, I will begin dyeing up simply scads of gorgeous shades for you! And I will keep you posted about all the progress.

On the knitting note, I’ve begun a basic ribbed hat using some of my wool/alpaca hand spun I’ve been hanging onto for years, unsure what to use it for. I have several skeins of it, but I should be able to use one skein for this hat. I can post the pattern for anyone interested. I’m thoroughly enjoying the 100 degrees difference in temperature (it was 50 below zero in my home town in Alaska yesterday, and 50 above here in Arkansas). I sat outside in the sunshine, on the concrete porch and knitted away happily, sun on my face.

Back home, I go to work in the dark, have no windows to speak of and drive home in the dark. And the sun we do get only pokes up above the horizon. It never gets very high in the sky. So this is absolutely delicious to me.

Now I’m off to dig, dig, dig!

Peace and light!

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:30+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Knitting, Knitting Blog News, Yarn Shop News|4 Comments


  1. Steph January 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Please post any and all patterns for beginning knitters! Glad you’re getting some sun! XO

    • admin January 31, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

      Will do!!

  2. Virginia February 2, 2012 at 5:07 am - Reply

    I noticed you changed your web page and it looks beautiful. I love the orchid and bamboo. I am glad you are getting sunlight and warmth. I think I told you I have lived in AK but only from April to Sep. It is an amazing experience to have such extremes in temp and light duration. I loved fishing at 4:00am, still daylight and we often would only take naps, never a full nights sleep for days on end. So I know you must be loving daylight and some vit. D. Cheers and looking forward to seeing your new colors.

    • admin February 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Sure did! I love zen and bamboo and orchids and so wanted to get my blog and shop site all changed over to be truly what I adore. I’m glad you like it!

      Yes, the light and dark issues are quite extreme. At the worst, we had only about 4 hours of daylight, and it’s twilight/sunset-like. The sun never gets very high.

      And then in the summer of course, it’s 24-hour daylight, which is strange as well. Quite an experience and constant adventure for sure. 🙂

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