I have been rendered silent while witnessing current events here in the States over the last few weeks. As many of you know, I work in the financial services industry, investment banking to be specific, and because of this my job has become pretty insane. Oh, this isn't to say that my firm or my position are in any kind of jeopardy (at least not in the near future). No, in fact we are one of the few healthy institutions out there. Debt free! However, we are not worry free. Anyone who lives and breathes in this country will eventually feel the effects of the events we've seen in the last few weeks whether you're sailing around in your yacht or clippin' coupons for your next grocery store run. Everyone at the cube farm understands this.
Needless to say, despite my relative job security, I've still been a bit depressed. My husband has been out of work since February (for the third time in three years) so our country's economic woes hit home a while ago. I am still in court with my ex-husband regarding his visitation and support for our daughter (will this ever end?). Oh, and in addition to working full-time at the cube farm, I teach knitting and crochet on the weekends and I do design work for publications in the evenings. I don't get much time for relaxation and worry is the weight that I carry about my shoulders each and every day. I wager that if I didn't have yarn to lift my spirits at the end of each day, I'd need a straight jacket and a dribble cup.
Speaking of which, while I've been watching our economy go down the tubes, I've been doing a bit of spinning. Like that segue, eh?
I am beginning to thread ply some of my wool singles...
"Seeing Red", approximately 400 yards, light worsted.
"Pretty in Pink", approximately 500 yards, light worsted.
I've also been trying my hand at spinning cotton. This is not the easiest fiber on the planet to spin, let me tell you! Nonetheless, I am getting better...
Spinning definitely soothes my overworked soul.
In addition to my nightly trysts with yarn, I have something else to look forward to...Halloween!! Definitely my favorite season.
I have lots of tricks and treats in store for you all, so stay tuned!
Ahhh, definitely feeling better after blogging a bit. Got to remember that you guys also have the ability to lift my spirits as well!