When Easing Back In Doesn’t Work …

Two and a half months passed since my last blog post … I tried to ease back in but that didn’t work.  In the time I was gone, my aunt died a few months after a melanoma diagnosis.  Shocked us all because the prognosis for full recovery was great.  Then my uncle had colon cancer surgery, I had my own health scares and my current job is like walking on hot coals — daily.  Then there is U.S. and world news … no words.    Sufficed to say, things got a little crazy.  During that time, I didn’t have the energy to craft although my mind told me I should.  However, my coworker (who never had a history of seizures)  collapsing and having a seizure at work was a stark reminder that life is not promised and that we should enjoy all that sustains us as much as we can.

The update on the last list of projects I planned here is that: I still have to finish the socks, the Fade shawl got delayed because of a yarn barf situation.  A friend has graciously offered to untangle the barf but at this point, I think I might just dye a replacement.  I didn’t meet all the Tour De Fleece commitments but I did get a lot done including learning all the techniques I’d planned to tackle and entering every single rouge fiber in my Ravelry database.

I’m off until next Thursday so I’m making sure I get at least one full crafty party day built in.  I’ve gone through all my W.I.P.s (Works in Progress) and since I can’t commit to monogamy right now, I’m working on these:


  • My Baikal hat (that’s part of my Colourwheel Hats and Techniques project).  Using the turquoise and lime green yarn for that project.  The notes from the crafters who’ve made this warns that the F.O. comes out really large and the colorwork chart has an error.  But since I’m crashing back into crafting, I’m not going to let those things stop me.  Their notes just encouraged me to make my own notes on Ravelry so I can possibly help another crafter the way these note takers have helped me.
  • Finish my worsted weight socks
  • Make an ironing board cover with my Ikea fabric
  • Work on this ripple blanket for my co-worker’s baby (yarn not shown)

That’s it for now.  Hope you all are well and taking care of yourself and those you ❤

10 thoughts on “When Easing Back In Doesn’t Work …

  1. Preeti October 15, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Oh Nicky, hugs, hugs, hugs! I hope that your colorful pile of WIPs brought you a sense of calm and joy ❤

  2. Alina August 24, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I am awfully sorry to read you’ve been through so much during this summer… I really hope you’ll find the strength and joy in your craft again.

    • Nicky September 23, 2017 / 7:15 pm

      I have been friend … especially in the projects I’m making for others. ❤

  3. Knit Potion August 17, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I’m so sorry for all of the sadness and stress you’ve had to deal with. I love the connections blogging allows us to make, but at times like this I wish there were a way to manage a good old fashioned, in-person hug. Please know that I am sending lots of good energy and wishes for peace and healing your way. XOO

    • Nicky August 18, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Thank you so much friend, I really appreciate you. I’ll take this connection in lieu of a hug for now but if we ever meet … hugging is on!!! ❤

      • Knit Potion August 18, 2017 / 1:37 pm

        Haha! Deal!!!

  4. savethestationery August 17, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Seems like you are having a really tough season in your life right now. Each of these alone would be enough to bring a person low, that you are dealing with everything at once means you do need to be gracious with yourself and give yourself time to heal. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to watching you craft and joining along in the process. (hugs)

    • Nicky August 18, 2017 / 11:56 am

      You already know how much I appreciate our friendship and our sisterhood in Christ. ❤ Thank you for your prayers and looking forward to seeing your beautiful crafting. I miss it.

  5. IamDWJ August 17, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Make sure that no matter what goes on you’re taking care of yourself. Use crafting as your self care and hopefully it will soothe you. Sorry about your loss as well.

    • Nicky August 17, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you Dana. ❤ Sometimes life can be exhausting but it’s worth it to keep swimming. I leave self care to the side a lot of time, but I’m trying to do better now.

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