Thanks so much to all of you who made the trek out to see us on Saturday. It was so great to put faces to some of the names I've seen commenting on this blog and to even meet a few neighbors that I didn't know. I really do appreciate all of you and the kindness you've shown. For those of you who have asked, I'm starting to work on photographing some of the 2012 Sheep Dreams yarn and hope to have it in my Etsy shop soon. Thanks to my dysfunctional Windstream internet service*, it may require a marathon visit to my Kroger's Starbucks, but I'll get it done! (*Witness the picture below - I've tried about 20 times to upload it and this was the best I could do.)
This has been a week of introspection for me. My last remaining uncle died on Monday. He lived and full and happy life and would have been 92 in just a few weeks. He was the last of my father's four brothers and one sister and, ironically, the oldest of them. My father died at 54 from lung cancer, so he has been gone a long, long time. Thinking about all this has made me realize that it is really the end of an era for my family. In the last couple of years, I've seen cousins that I'd lost touch with on several occasions .... all funerals. As children, we spent a lot of time together and it's sad to think about how busy we get and how we let those connections slip away.
We're having a dark, rainy and cold day here in central Kentucky and that suits me just fine. I've built the first fire of the season in my little Vermont Castings woodstove and have settled into the studio for a little bit of knitting therapy.