To put it mildly, I’ve been stressed. Bruce lost his job. It is really scary right now. My business has been pretty good, and we have money to float us for a while. But it is still scary.

I have this fear of having to go back to graphic design. Don’t get me wrong, I love designing, but the business is brutal. Twenty years of therapy and antidepressants, I really do not care to go back.

Between the shop and the yarn, I really have not had any time off in weeks. I found myself with an afternoon free when my after school knitting class was canceled because of the snow. What to do? Knitting in front of the TV, a movie? Navel gazing?

My shipment of new base yarn arrived at noon. Oh. My. God. I could not relax until I had 3 pots of new yarn simmering. To tell you the truth this is exactly how I want to spend my free afternoon. Dyeing fiber. I love what I do that much.

So pots simmering, knitting in hand, settling down with some DVR and some me time. New yarn to hit the shop soon, if I don’t squirrel the test stuff away for myself.