January 11, 2012

Barely Yarning Along

Okay, confession time--and that's an ironic choice of words on my part, as you'll discover momentarily.  Last week's boldly stated plans for yarning greatness certainly did not materialize.  There has been great upheaval in my family's life recently, all of which came to a head in the past week, and crocheting and knitting were among the first casualties of my distracted state of mind.  That's unusual, really, because normally, when something major is going on, I'd expect to want to crochet or knit MORE, to soothe my mental agitation, but this week, I was too busy reading.  The tale unfolds thusly.

Or actually, this is the very short version of the tale, because I wish to avoid all muckraking.  So, in a nutshell, this week saw the culmination of a long process for the Good Man Michael and I of deciding that we could no longer in good conscience be members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and of our departure to the Episcopal Church.  My week was spent reading, researching and preparing to commune for the first time at my new church, our local installment of which is St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

In short, knitting was not part of my existence this week, and my only crochet accomplishment can be seen in the photo on the right: yes, I added about 2/3 of a row of ruffle trim.  Granted, this is the FINAL row, so if I ever manage to finish it (and to weave in the ends mentioned last week which at the moment are still blissfully free to flap about), the Christmas blanket that will never end may, finally, end after all.  We'll see.  As for what I've been reading this week, the enormous stack of books BEHIND the one row of trim should tell the story more than sufficiently, don't you think?  Hope your week was more productive, and a little less momentous.  Once in a while, momentous is necessary, even a good thing, but I think I've had enough revolution to last me a while, thanks.


  1. Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz. I love the colors of your blanket. As for my ambitious knitting basket...I've nothing momentous happening and a lot of sitting to grow this baby.

  2. Love the colors of the blanket! Sounds like to you had quite the week - hope that things are starting to feel more settled. Hoping you have a lovely and peaceful week :)

  3. Sounds like a bit of an epic week! Hope the next is calmer and provides much more in the way of crafting time ;)

  4. Oh man, I have a sad, sick fondness for crochet blankets that never end. :D And it's funny, because a couple of years ago my husband and I had to leave the Episcopal church for conscience reasons. So even though I ran from the place you're running to, you have my sincerest sympathies for the sadness I'm sure you're feeling. Leaving a church just isn't easy, especially when you're leaving behind people you love. I hope you find yourselves in a good place.

    1. I know, it makes me part of a very weird fringe of society to be running TOWARD the Episcopal Church for reasons of conscience right now. :) Still, there it is. It's because I've currently reached a place where I require exactly two things of a church: an admission that it's screwed up like everything else in this world, and a realization that they don't have all the answers. Which, I think, makes the Episcopalians PERFECT for us right now. :D


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