Wednesday, February 01, 2012


One of the lovely views
The view from the shop
In recent years my cozy little cottage here on the mountain hasn't been quite as comfortable for me. I don't like to be negative, either here on the blog or out in life, so I don't talk much about the fact that my father moved in with me five years ago. It has caused some inconvenience, since the house is small and needs a lot of work, and the added expense of having my father there has kept me from doing a lot of the things I would like to the house. And since the house is small my share of the place is crammed up in one room, where I sleep most of the time and tried to work and have a life.

Working on the new yarn room
Yarn room at the shop
I'm blessed, of course, in still having both my parents and in relatively good heath, so this isn't really a complaint. But I'm doubly blessed, in that my uncle has allowed me to move my shop into the little house on Concord Road, which doesn't seem so little after so much time in so little space back at the house. For the past two months I've been happily working away at creating what I hope will be an inviting shop for book lovers and fiber fanatics with the help of friends and family. What I didn't realize until recently is that I've also been creating a retreat for myself where I can be surrounded by silence and the serenity I've often missed at home recently. I'm looking forward to meeting visitors at my little home away from home.

And I'm triply blessed in that my wonderful friend and fellow fiber maniac Chris of Woolybuns came for a visit this past week. It was wonderful to have a place for her to stay and for us to get together with local friends for a knitting fest. I don't know why I didn't manage to get any pictures but I'm sure she will be blogging about our adventures. We had a wonderful visit and I only wish the country was smaller so Connecticut was closer to Virginia!

What I'm spinning: Just finished plying "Bluegrass" hand dyed Romney singles
What I'm knitting: Charity scarf, Truly Tasha's Shawl and fingerless mitts
What I'm crocheting: Hibernating
What I'm reading: Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell, Dracula by Bram Stoker (Craft-Lit) and The Golden Ass by Apuleius (1001 Books)
Current sounds & sights for spinning along: The wind in the trees

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