End of a decade

It is hard for me to believe that it is nearly 2020 when I think it was just 2000…

When I look back on the teens, I think my theme was stability. Not very exciting, I know, but ever so gratifying! We have settled into our home and ourselves, we were able to legally marry and end all sorts of uncertainty. I settled into a role at work that, while not perfect, is pretty stable. A. figured out a way to be steadily, gainfully employed while totally controlling what she does, where, when, and for whom she does it. Our lives are pretty good right now.

Crafting-wise it has been a decade of growth for me. I have really dug into my knitting and feel confident that I can do anything with two sticks and yarn. There are things I choose not to do yet (brioche!) but I know I could if I wanted to. I have learned to spin! Oh, I love being able to make my own yarn! And I am learning to weave, which is something I never dreamt I would be able to do. I give thanks every day for youtube and Ravelry!

Speaking of Ravelry, that has become a big part of my life, online friends have become friends in real life. Though we seldom see each other, we are truly connected through the fibers of our craft. (Pun intended).

And I feel the same way about my friends here on WordPress. While some may not understand it, you are my friends, my cheering squad, my peeps! I feel so lucky to have found you all.

It’s been a good decade!

11 thoughts on “End of a decade”

  1. It sounds like you’ve had a decade to remember:)
    I consider you a friend and a crafting wiz:) I love seeing what you’re making and hearing about your life. Happy New Year to you and A!

  2. It’s good to be able to look back and see how far we’ve come, and stability is not overrated! I’m hoping to finally learn to weave this year, and I think I may revive my blog! Glad the web connected us. Happy New Year!

  3. these last 10 years went by in a flash, didn’t they!
    many thanks for the xmas card, which arrived today ^^
    And a very happy new year to both you and A.

  4. Hooray to you and A.! I’m glad that you are happy with the past year(s) – I wish you health and happiness for the new year and the Twenties!! Have fun!

  5. Happy New Year to you and A. I certainly enjoy getting to “know” you here and follow along on your journey. Keep writing in 2020, in between the spinning and projects.

  6. It has, indeed, been a great decade for crafting. I’m so grateful for your friendship and have truly improved my knitting via our Ravelry groups, thanks to great crafters like you. Here’s to more meetups in 2020!

  7. Happy New Year! I am wishing you all the best in 2020. A lot can happen in a decade and I am glad to hear that yours was a good one. Mine was pretty good, too. I definitely consider you my friend. Blogging friends are really great friends, I get it 😉

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