I feel like I have been in a black hole for the past month or two. It has been a combination of depression, stress at work, stress at home, stress with health, so many things that it is a wonder that I have been able to function. Some days I know that I was not functioning...
The past week, I feel like I am finally pulling myself out of it. It helps to get a few days of sunshine that I can enjoy. It is amazing to me how much it helps to get out in the sunshine for a few minutes each day.
Although I have not been working on my shaft looms, I have been playing with the little hand held looms that I have collected in the past few years.
The first one I started is using all sizes of the looms and I want to put together the pieces to make a jacket. I am using a couple of yarns that I picked up on sale at my LYS. I may need to add another yarn to get enough pieces to get a full jacket but I am enjoying making lots of little pieces.
I also started another project from left over yarns. I am putting pieces together to make a shawl. It is mostly black (because that is the yarn color that I had the most of), and has pieces of four other colors. I am trying to construct the pieces into 8" x 8" squares and putting those together for the shawl. I think I will also have to put a border around it using the black yarn.
I have also been working on a "mystery shawl" with about 1000 knitters around the world. I am about one clue behind, but it is looking good.
The best part is that I am seeing a happier month now and the black hole is behind me. I hope to keep it that way and not let the stress of life overwhelm me again. I have lots a great help from my friends and family, I just need to rely on them when I need it.