Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy

That's what I'm striving for right now...happy. Life's been crazy busy this year and it's mostly been good. But, after the passing of one of my uncles a couple weeks ago...which makes three uncles in one year...I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm generally an upbeat, happy person. But, I'm feeling a bit blue and trying hard to beat it. We have a couple of get-aways planned. I'm looking forward to that. I've also been working out and doing yoga at a gym we joined a few weeks ago. That's helpful. And, I'm playing with some bright, happy colors that I purchased a couple of weeks ago...


Just watching the gorgeous, rich colors pass through my fingers and past my eyes as I work on this project is therapy in itself.

I saw this Deborah Norville, "Serenity Garden" yarn about a year ago and instantly fell in love with it. The colors are gorgeous and it feels really nice. I kept putting off buying some because I was trying to work through my stash. I realized that might have been a mistake when I didn't see it in the stores anymore. Uh oh! Luckily, it came back...and it was on sale! Two skeins for only $5! It's synthetic but it's lovely, easy care, and there's 185 yards in a skein. I bought five skeins for this shawl project, a couple of skeins (all that was left) of a beautiful, variegated blue for weaving, and some other gorgeous yarns. I hit the yarn jackpot that day! It didn't help with de-stashing but the color, relaxation, and the finished projects might just help with the happy.

8 comments:

jomamma said...

Sorry for your loss, we've been hit with illness over and over too.

I'm going to have to go find that yarn, it's beautiful!!! I can't wait to see what you make of it.

evergreenknits said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncles. Thank goodness for the solace of fiber and bright colors.

Sandra said...

Happy is always better than destashing. I hope the yarn (and time) work for you - I know how tough it can be.

Sel and Poivre said...

You know I have found that "sad" comes and seems to stay just as long as it needs to. Then and only then it leaves. It won't be rushed. It can be eased though - as you've clearly found in this working this lovely, lovely piece! How smart of you to recognize just the kind of project to do the trick!

Dave Daniels said...

Wow, the colors and needlework is stunning!
My heart goes out to you for your losses. I was in that same situation a couple of years ago with the loss of three grandparents, my step-mom, and my most favorite aunt. It was a devastating year for me. I hope you're doing well.

Erin @Days to Remember said...

I'm sorry about your uncle, Cheryl. :( You are right about that yarn, though. Such pretty colors! Very cheery, indeed.

lifeinredshoes said...

Well hello, nice to meet you!
The qoutes on my blog are from pinterest, you must check it out. It's my happy place :)

vicki said...

Hi Cheryl -
Wow - that is a beautiful "Happy" colorful yarn. Your latest project is going to be gorgeous (as always!!)

I am sorry for your recent loss and for the sadness you have had this year - we are at that time in our lives aren't we - its very hard to lose family and friends.

I love your "can't beat me" attitude - I enjoy yoga also - it is a great pick me up. Take care of yourself~~ keep knitting!!

Vicki