It's been a long slog over the past several years, and this blog has remained sadly dormant during the abovementioned slogging.
My amazing husband passed away after a devastating illness which began about the time of my last post and which ended in February of 2014. In the aftermath, I had monumental obstacles to wrangle -- not the least of which was selling our business. Then my Mom passed on in 2016, and tackling her affairs was no small task.
Once the dust settled from all that, I packed my bags (and my cats) and moved cross country to beautiful Portland, Oregon, home of charming 1900s homes...municipal rose gardens... bagpiping, flame-throwing unicyclists... the largest privately owned bookstore in America... an impressive selection of coffeehouses and brewpubs... paddleboarding witches at Halloween... beautiful and beloved 1920s theaters... marionberry ice cream... nudist bicycling... hiking trails... acres of tie-dyed haircuts... Christmas ships... extremly impressive trees... a delightful thing called "terrain" ... and, for the moment, a bit of social unrest.
And just like that, seven years roared by.
I've made the decision to resurrect this old blog, to dust it off and see if it still works, but with some changes. Chief among these will be a new name, to reflect my relocation from Louisiana to the West Coast.
In the meantime, y'all please be aware that I am having a major destash.
Look for "knittingasylum" under "sellers" on Ebay. Just click on "advanced" next to the search bar, then scroll down to "sellers," and click "only show items from seller," which is followed by a field into which you type "knittingasylum," all run together as one word.
I wll be posting only a few things at a time. I don't have time to enter everything at once, nor do I have the time to manage multiple auctions. I'm starting with "enough for a project" lots and working my way down to single skeins.
I hope you will keep an eye on my auctions, and maybe find something you like at an agreeable price.