Sunday, February 26, 2023

The fine edgings of Joy...

....what is there about tragedy, misery and general dismay that makes us start to "sort things out?" I know everyone has their preferred method of dealing with s**t. Please fill me in. I need more "ammo" for the arsenal of handling a**holes. 

Generally, I cope with the nastiness life throws at me, by burying myself in projects. Right now, I have this overwhelming urge to finish up the unfinished, clear out the cobwebs and "put my life in order." It's been a bad week. My previous post outlines the slings and arrows fortune has decided to throw at me. Soooo....

Yesterday, I finally completed a crocheted afghan I have been working on for the last 5 years. All through the week I had the Joy of adding a delicate lace edging to set off the rows of granny squares, I had worked on every February in Spain. I'll pin it out once the the mats are free. Right now they are blocking a sweater I started in March 2020. I had to re-knit a problem sleeve on the garment before I could finish the I-cord trim. But I did push through with the changes and now it's blocking. I do enjoy knitting on I-cord trim.

Lastly, I dug out a cotton vest I started 7 years ago. I have two crocheted medallions left to do, before I can finish the garment with rounds of multi-coloured edging. There is a lot of Joy in the final flourishes.

I've said this before, "Needlework always brings me Joy." Once the older projects are completed, I will get back to finishing my daughter's quilt...and...and...I have new ideas for the book that's been on the back burner for a while.

Maybe it's the lengthening of the days...or the snow that has kept me from walking....or a myriad of "other things" that has brought on this spurt of energy. 

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, drives also the needle and the spirit to produce a finished product!!

Pictures to come.

Have a productive day!!

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