Me Time

Taking time for introspection is important to me. Staying fresh and ready to take on each day, is much easier if I have quiet time to recharge. The last couple weeks we’ve really dialed in on a couple goals within our homeschool, so when I haven’t been “on” for school, I’ve needed a little more “me time” than usual. This time takes many forms. Often it means a hike out on the trail…

img_5939Eyes and ears wide and mind open to the world around me.

I’m always refreshed by the wonder and beauty in nature.

img_5940And I delight in the fact that I always see something…

img_5938Unique and telling about the place where I am and what’s surrounding me. The trail is truly a breath of fresh air.

And, as always, there’s knitting and spinning

img_5943Stray stitches in between assignments that offer a few moments of meditation.

img_5923Sunny colors to brighten the day.

This week I even knitted up a quick gift for my mother-in-law…

henries-hat2This hat is so pretty, don’t you think? Just a quick Simple Beret in my own Three Waters Farm handspun.

henries-hatI’ll be popping it in the mail soon. This colorway, Painter’s Backdrop, is a personal favorite.

And along with finishing two skeins of handspun (more to come soon on those), I also started in on some new singles. From Bumblebee Acres Farm I kind of flew through the rolags named “Ancient Oak”…

img_5944 and I’m getting tantalizingly close to finishing this batt, named “Tumbleweeds and Tornadoes.”

img_5948My thought has always been to ply them together. I feel a little uneasy about it, but I think it’ll be very good.

Did I mention here on the blog, that I also “found my fade” this week? I’ve been staring at a shelf of yarn in my living room literally since December of last year when the Find Your Fade shawl was published, waiting for the right combination of all handspun yarn to present itself. I was hellbent on creating a fully handspun version and equally convinced that I’d eventually just see it there on the shelf.

find-your-fadeI finally did and I’m all swoony for it. I can’t wait to start, but first…

legacy-woundI’ve got a couple quick hats to whip up with my Legacy Yarn Club yarns. Aren’t they just lovely?! As a side note, check out the difference in these skeins — the one on the left I wound with my ball winder straight from the skein. The second I rewound once because I didn’t like how the yarn was pulling. Rewinding does make a difference!

Clearly I’ve got my weekend crafting all set, definitely a little wonderful, refreshing me time to recharge the ‘ol batteries. How about you?!