You know how a tortoise slowly swings a forelimb forward, plants its claws into the ground to propel itself forward before swinging its other leg forward? That’s the way I’m moving to get this blog up and going. I’m like a tortoise walking around 0.17 miles per hour, carrying that weighty carapace around, in my case, my real life responsibilities.
By tonight of this post, I will have pretty much finished the last of my PTA President duties to the school. Since March, I’ve put walk-a-thon donations first. For May, a good friend and one of the chairs of Field Day told me, “You gotta let it go and focus on your family and the house.” Green light? I’m no dummy; I’m gone!
Another close friend of mine commented how it’s bittersweet when I announced the retirement date of Knitspiring Odyssey back in February. I asked her why. She wrote, “I say bittersweet, as one door closes (your old blog) another opens (new blog). Sad to say good bye to Knitspiring, but happy to see birth of Cakes and Spoons. :-)” It’s true with my little, online corner of the world-wide web and it’s soon to be mirrored by the end of May.
When I first started Knitspiring Odyssey, I was trying to be knitty (witty). It was after Vogue Knitting Live, L.A. in 2011 where I remember Susan B. Anderson telling me about how they had the designers say on camera a word that either embodied the conference or how they felt about being there. I was a young mum learning how to be a parent and getting more knitting skills under my belt. I was green to the school community all the while knitting up gifts and dabbling in crochet here and there.
Now my oldest is a tween. I’ve achieved a decade of parenting, I’ve reached the intermediate level of knitting, I know the basics of crochet, and I can also add new skills of public speaking, leadership, Excel, and Mail Merge on my resume. Let’s throw in first time homeowner too shall we?
With this last new development, I felt a shift within. I’m not afraid of beginning anew in the blog world. I feel like a snake that’s outgrown its skin and is moving on or a caterpillar that’s undergone metamorphosis. Because my daughters are older, the things that center and challenge me will be more in the forefront. And that my readers is how Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons was born.
So for today, I leave you with a glimpse of what wooly cakes have been made into and what wooden spoons have stirred and served:
“Diamonds”, using 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar
May 16th, Diamonds stitch pattern
Berroco Comfort Solids in Crypto Crystalline
A chemo beanie for a ray of sunshine mum who I fortunate to meet at the school.
“Rawr! Bring it On!”
KItKat Hat by Andre Sue
Berroco Comfort Solids in Candy Pink and Pumpkin
A second beanie for that mum.
This evening’s snack for the keiki to tide them over before tonight’s Spring General Meeting and its late potluck.