Yesterday one of my Facebook friends asked, “What question are you living in today?” My answer was, “Is the change in my brain/mind where I am less organized and linear but more creative permanent and OK or temporary and something I want to figure out how to fix?”
I see myself in this book. I was trying to take a picture of the cover without a glare, when I realized that it’s totally appropriate to have a reflection of myself in the cover because as I read the first two pages, I saw nothing but myself in the words.
I haven’t been blogging much this year. Last year I did my regular Resistance Updates and a series of guest posts called Diversity in Knitting (or something like that, I don’t even have the energy to look it up precisely). This year I wanted to blog weekly about my personal knitting as I try to finish up a big pile of old WIPs. And I wanted to write about my parents moving in with us and how that is impacting my design and knitting work. And something else I can’t remember right now. But here I am, as March is ending, and I don’t think I’ve put up more than a few posts this year.
I don’t have the words to explain this, so I’ll let you read it in the words of Janet Catherine Berlo, in Quilting Lessons, one of my favorite books that I’ve ever read. Click the images to zoom in and read.
My color immersion is with painting and dyeing, not quilting, and my husband works at home. But all of the other details are so close to describing my life right now that it’s a bit scary.
Now I’m thinking to keep in touch with you all, I will post one or more of my sketches each week with a short note about the images and what I was feeling during the week. It’s not knitting and it’s not resistance updates, but it’s where I am right now.