I guess I do not need to remind you that it is only nine more days to the celebration. And in less than that the light starts to come back gradually.
Another year is coming to an end. I am looking back at the year and the various things that I made during it. I have been looking even further back at my work from the past years and wondering what is it that I’d like to do next year…
I quilted a lot few years ago. I have done some embroidery, always been interested in felting and done some. Spinning wheel has been sleeping for months without one single turn of the wheel. I have a little bead stash. Sewing cloths for the kids and myself was at the top of my list for a long time. There are toys, sewn and felted, dolls, cloth and porcelain, along the path. All the pictures from the girls early years are waiting to be organized and put into the albums and as long as I can remember some bits of those years I would need to write them down, I have diaries to help me with the parts that have escaped my memory. I keep looking at my loom longingly. Piles of paper and boxes of drawing pens are calling me. I have a pillow for bobbin lace, but have never done any. I have been collecting books to be read. I haven't touched the piano for ages. Maybe there is something totally new for me to discover yet. And only this one life for all of this - luckily in a few weeks there starts another new year!
I started knitblogging in 2005 and limited myself into knitting. I was a lot on the go so knitting was a perfect way to pass time while waiting and I’m quite happy for the things I accomplished and I did learn a lot. At the moment I don’t need to drive and wait. I would like to broaden my horizons and give myself an opportunity to do other crafty things as well. This realization is causing me a slight problem. My blog is a knitting blog and if I won’t knit that much now, there will be nothing to blog about. But even so, I want to be free from the limitations that no-one but me set to myself. For a while I thought that I would start year 2008 blogless because I must confess, I have been little tired of blogging for the most of the year and have tried to find the joy I had in the beginning, but so far have not managed and this I think must be due to the fact that knitting is not the only craft I want to spend my days with.
No, no, I am not saying that I will stop knitting completely and I suspect I will find the joy of it again when I set my spirit free but if I don’t feel the desire to knit, then I will do something else. And the knitting basket could end up collecting dust for months…What I am really trying to say here is that this blog is not a knitting blog any more. I will not put any label on it, I will do whatever I want to and next year I will write about something maybe once a week, or at least I try it for a while.
I know many of you come for the knitting and maybe now feel that there is not anything to see anymore. I thank you for coming here until today but totally understand if you leave now. I might feel that way myself too, because if you love something very dearly, you want to nurture the love and other things just might not touch your soul and since time is limited one can only spend that much time looking at the screen. And for those of you who want to come by and see what I’m up to, you are very welcome.
There is time for everything and once in a while life changes. This is nothing big, but I wanted to make this clear to you – and clear to me. This has been on my mind for a long time; I feel relieved and am very happy that I finally wrote this out.