Sunday, February 27, 2011

hello, blog.

You are still here.  I am so impressed, considering how long  I've been AWOL.

The last several months have just been packed.  Every waking minute has been overwhelming, it seems.  Fibre projects, emotional craziness, new additions to both Sam and Ben's schedules/activities.  The list goes on.

We are not doing hockey this year.  If we were, I think I would have probably combusted.

However!  It has been an enlightening time on many levels.

In December, we published the second issue of Ennea Collective:



The Sea.  And last week, our 3rd issue, Winter Delights went up.



Both are filled with fun knitting patterns, spinning projects and other articles which are sure to be interesting to those of you who love fibre.

And, to keep things interesting, I have knitting deadlines coming out of my ears (I'm still working on projects for our last few issues of Ennea as well as another project).  I've also taken it upon myself to do some weaving on the loom with handspun.

I will be able to post photos of those once they are complete.  At this point?  Still working on them.  It has been challenging lately deciding what to pursue as a priority.  One of these days, I will get that part sorted around.

And, I've had new goodies available in the Oceanwind Knits shop:







It is nice, however overwhelming it is some days, to be busy.  I've started working with an OT who is making some very good suggestions in terms of keeping pain levels down and also suggestions for reasonable fitness activities.  This past week I was able to get out with the dog for a walk for the first time in over a year!  This is very exciting for me.  A year ago, I wasn't sure if it would ever be an option.

So.  Many good things underway (we're working on our next issue of Ennea, due out in April and I've got more newbies headed for the Oceanwind Knits shop as well as some new pattern releases coming up).

And spring will be here, soon.  I can feel it in my bones.