mánudagur, maí 05, 2008

They say it's summer here now

triple tulips
At least it really does feel as if the dementors finally stopped breeding around here. I am taking deep breaths of fresh, mild air and can smell flowers and green grass. What a change - winter really got me badly this time. Feels good to be back!

Even though, I have done lots of knitting during all this time of absence, I didn't feel like talking about it. Moreover, I also didn't feel like reading about other people's work. Bloglines is probably up in the five-digit numbers for me - I didn't dare to look. In fact, I didn't feel like doing a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g.
But now, maybe because of alles neu macht der Mai, as a badly rhyming German proverb goes, I am going to start over again..

Maybe, because after months and months without even one single sock on the needles I finally started one again?
Noro sockyarn
Yes, the famous Noro Kureyon sock yarn,
which I amgoing to "review" at another time.

Or, because my anonymous handcrafting struggles have come to an end and my virtual endeavours met real life?
In a secretive manner, I signed up for a spinning class, or more accurately a "from sheep to yarn" adventure course. There, I met fellow knitblogger Sigga (who diligently has done her homework already. Go and look.). Of course, this had to happen one day, it was just a matter of time in this very small world here. But it still feels weird. In a good way, though.
We are going to learn about preparing the sheep's fleece into something that will eventually result in beautiful yarn. For now, with just tiny batts of tog and þel I am not very confident on this matter. We'll see..

Left, the raw material in two natural colours,
on the right, a small portion of tog.

And now, I am looking forward to reading all of your blogs again. I could try to further explain my absence or ponder about the vicious circle of what was first, egg or hen, I mean "not-blogging" or the devastating reclusive state I tend to fall in those gloomy winter months. But I could also just skip this and do nicer things.
See you!

15 ummæli:

WandaWoman sagði...

I, for one, am glad that you are feeling better. Do the winter blahs bring you down? I hope to hear more from you. Keep up the blogging when you can!! Many hugs.

Ashley sagði...

Carola! It's so nice to see you again. Thank goodness for spring, eh?

Pirkko sagði...

Greetings from another gloomy winter land, Finland! I know what you mean by winter depression. The spring has come here, as well. I'm so glad you're back. Especially now that you've taken up spinning :) The wool of the Icelandic sheep looks wonderful but its preparation seems to need more work than the wool I'm used to.

I have a fibre swap going on - do you think you could send me some? I could send you some Finnwool in return. It would be nice to see the reaction of our two Icelandic sheepdogs towards Icelandic wool - is it in their genes or not? :D

Lolly sagði...

It is a real pleasure to see you again, Carola! I do hope you are well! Lovely sock you have started there :)

Cynthia sagði...

I love your sock Carola! Good luck with the spinning. As a slacker blogger, blogger reader, etc. I completely empathize....as long as you are well that is all that is important!

sprite sagði...

Glad to have you back in the blogging world!

And I look forward to hearing your review of the Noro sock yarn. It feels unbearably scratchy in the skein and I just can't quite bring myself to believe that it's going to soften up enough for me to want to wear it!

dorothee sagði...

It's good to have you back!!!

Sigga Sif sagði...

Yay! You're back.

I also thought it was funny (and strange in a good way) to meet you :-). Small world.

Judging from your comment about me having done all my homework, I now see that blogs (mine) totally lie ;-). As you might have figured out already, I am a complete slacker. I haven't done anything for the class on tuesday. See you then!

Heather sagði...

We miss you!


RW sagði...

greetings to you from Canada- I am going to attempt your fingerless gloves Kolenya pattern. I will let you know how it goes.

crazy financial news coming out of your country ... what is your take on things?

Karen sagði...

Hi, Thank you for your comment on my blog and the condolences for my uncle.

Unfortunately, I'm not the Karen that send you the e-mail about Kolenya. :( If fact, I didn't even have your e-mail address so I could reply - hopefully you'll get this comment though. Good luck in finding the correct Karen.

Harpa J sagði...

Welcome back!
Spinning is SO cool! I'm going to try that - someday...

Jenn sagði...

We miss you!

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