Returning to this blog, the rhythmic routine of my life, will be a process. I've got a lot to share and haven't decided whether to manage that in one blog entry or spread it across several. I highly recommend a planned break from blogging. I'm renewed and refreshed. Thank you, readers, for hanging in there until I return.
Have you ever tried to chip away at something to uncover the REAL things? For me, it's been a process of doing this on my own behalf. I expose myself to so many visual treats and ideas that I have to force myself to stop and filter them for my own benefit. I reminded myself that I'm fortunate enough right now to be able to knit what I love with the yarns and materials that I enjoy. I don't have the luxury of large blocks of time (do any of us?) but I am blessed to be able to knit for pure enjoyment. So my returning focus is that I will be keeping that in mind (with a healthy dose of self-discipline) while I decide what to tackle next (whether knitting or otherwise) -- and doing so not out of guilt or shame regarding discarded ideas, but by aggressively pursuing what I love. With focus.
(I'm not officially back yet . . . but soon. I will be replying to older emails and comments in about a week)