Daily Reflections From My Window

July 21, 2021 Wednesday (oops!) How Do I Choose? Felt or Yarn?


“Make a choice. Everyday prepare for your chance to find opportunity and never fear change.”

Debasish Mridha

* Edited because my friend and brain training (for real-it really does help!) hoop instructor caught that I put that it was Thursday at first. Who am I? What day is this? 🤷‍♀️😅

Before I start my blathering, I want to thank all of you who reached out to wish me a Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. It was so kind and it just reminds me again how blessed I am. Thank You All! Here’s my family celebrating. Thanks for the ice cream cake from the Silver Bell. I had 2 pieces! Yes, that’s my navy Sierra Tank Dress. Today I’m thinking about choices. I have a rare morning where I don’t have to be somewhere, no one is stopping by, and I can take the time to gather more fiber to be sent off into either sheets of felt, or skeins of yarn. Actually, I woke up to this message, from Diana Blair, who makes my felt and insoles. “I am starting on your insoles… What sizes so you need the most of…?”Already a decision and she does an amazing job. I want to choose the right size. Last time I had a variety and no matter what size I have, it may be right, it may be wrong. I just have to choose. I went with mediums for men and women. I still have a lot of larges left.

Next decision is to decide which fibers that I still have will be made into yarn and which fibers will become felt. Then to decide what kind of yarn? What weight? Dyed or natural? I am so lucky because I have so many resources and so many options. I made a decision to add merino to my sock yarn and after conferring with one of my sock knitters, Denise Williams, may change that up. She suggested cheviot instead for natural it’s natural super wash qualities and durability. I’ll be contacting my yarn spinner to see if that is possible. She has an amazing line of educational videos on Youtube Something Beautiful Handcrafts where she teaches everything about prepping fiber, to sewing, to repairing American Girl Dolls and their clothing. She’s quite a master crafter. Check her channel out.

Did anyone watch the space event yesterday? I did. It makes me so happy to see new innovations. I don’t know why, but it’s a symbol of hope. To me anyways. Yes, it was Bezos and his company, but we watched it on CNBC and it was so interesting to watch the green start to appear again at the bottom of the screen as they returned safely to Earth. The market was pretty happy yesterday, I think.

What did others think about it? Some thought it was no big deal while those like Jay and I sat transfixed. I love that he took his brother along and an 82 year old woman who wasn’t allowed to go to space though she was part of the Mercury space program so many years ago because of her gender. I think Bezos will be damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. I do like to shop local, but kudos to him for being able to do it successfully. That capsule is reusable too. 👍🏻 Good things will come from this.

We made our electrician watch with us. He cracks us up. Here he is once we let him get to work.

So, I better get on with my day. Lots to do!

I hope your day is filled with easy decisions and lots of light.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!