its been a big week. the guild display was all set up in time with everything just right.
i went up and ‘personned’ the stall on opening day and since then i’ve left it to others to have a turn. im happy with how it turned out, would have done a few things differently, and wont be volunteering for anything like it again for a while! i think sometimes the quickest way to kill your love of your hobby is to get involved with the ‘back end’ or organising of it. i wouldnt want that to happen to my love of knitting!
on good friday i got in the car with my dog and drove a long way north. i stayed in a cute caravan park that had chickens
and a shady spot for knitting
and then i spent the rest of the easter weekend under this shed
herding sheep with my dog
and knitting some more
possum and i had a great time. we improved a lot over the weekend. i’m working up to trialling again in september, although just thinking about it makes me nervous. there will be more trips away between now and then to get it right.
while i was there i thought a lot about how peaceful it was surrounded by the big open spaces with the autumn trees
the cool crisp sunrise
and the spectacular sunset.
i thought about how this showground was entirely different to the one i’d just left behind
and how i really really didnt want to come back to the city. an old phd mate who is working now at the uni near where we were came to say hi. i spent a while talking to him and his lovely wife about city vs country, academia vs life, stress vs contentment. we talked about some possible job openings in the next year or so. things are changing where i work now. i dont know how they will play out for me, i dont know whether i want to be a part of it. and i really dont want to live here anymore. being in wollongong, working where i am, it was a mixture of chance and forced circumstance. i dont feel like i had a lot of choice. but now i realise i can choose any path i want, its up to me.
people probably think im crazy but i spent my last 5 years of high school living up north. i miss it, even if its a long way from anywhere
i miss the wide open space and the really cold winters
i mostly just miss the peace and quiet. so im seriously thinking about frogging my life, as rosered put it.
not right now though. right now i just need to go and knit for a while!