Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Afternoon

March 12th, 2017

The Road that Beckons....

As the Cheshire cat is purported to have said to Alice,          
"if you don't know where you're going, any road will do"

I have been travelling along this dusty trail for the last few years..
the one that admonishes me to use up all my yarns,  - cottons, wools, silks, - and all those silk blouses that I saved to cut into wonderful  rainbow strips.  It has been a heavy load.....and I have stuck to it with Puritan diligence.

I have fashioned scarves and tea towels and mats, all the while contriving to use leftover bits and pieces from projects in my heyday of weaving.  At first it was a challenge, but now the range of yarns is not so inviting and the cotton warp is almost gone....

When yesterday, (as I was scrolling on the internet and as I came across the opportunity to buy the most inviting weaving kits) I had a strange reaction.  A little bit of rebellion mixed with a great longing to scrap all the leftovers and make something brand new and beautiful, - gorgeous tea towels, - lovely silken scarves, - some bamboo yarn and other exotic bits of weaving material.



If, as some of my children attest, there is a possibility (not probability) that I might live to be a hundred, then am I going to follow along the same old trail, using up the leavings of the past?   I was going to say 'dregs' but the past was really quite wonderful and what is left of it cannot be referred to in that manner.

Or am I going to make a right turn at the next leafy tree and follow the path lined with all these exciting new yarns and projects that have caught my eye(s), opened them wide, so that they see clearly a few years of perfectly harmonious activity in the Loom Room and lots of Christmas and Birthday gifts.

Well, what would you do??

Exactly, and that's just what I am going to do too!!!!

Someone at the Bargain Centre is going to love all the yarns I am going to pack in a wicker basket, maybe with some knitting needles and magazines!!!

And I am going to skip down the smiley path!!



6 comments:

Chip Butter said...

Glad we agree on this one! Now skip right along down that "smiley path." :~)

Penny said...

Good on you, keep skipping!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The trick of happy travelling seems to be to take whatever turnings catch your fancy. Have fun!

Anne at Shintangle Studio said...

Good for you, Hildred! I think you've paid your dues, doing right by the planet and your own conscience by using up your stashed yarns, and now it's time to welcome new ones to play with. I have to ask, though, where is the Bargain Centre, just in case I might want to drop in?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good for you -- I'm happy for you. Your 'leftovers' will be somebody else's new challenge and onward you will go with shiny new projects. What a happy hopeful wonderful post. (Though I'm not crafty, the moral of the story resonates.)

Barb said...

Yay! A new path is always fun. I think of you often, Hildred. Glad you're well.