Monday, May 21, 2007

Old Friends

Lately, I've been in touch with some friends I haven't seen or heard from in years. One of my good friends from junior high is about to have her first baby. I haven't seen her in over five years, but I've talked to her a few times. She's due sometime next month. Another good friend of mine is also due this month with baby #3. Her husband is serving in Iraq and she's currently living in Japan with her two sons.

Today, I received a call (which I almost didn't answer, not recognizing the phone number). It was my best friend whom I had lost touch with over the last four years. Our lives went in separate directions and I really wish I had not ended our friendship. There were reasons for it ending, but I realize now that no matter what someone else decides to do with their life, I could at least be there for them, in case they ever needed a friend. I hope she feels comfortable enough to stay in contact with me. I love her dearly and miss her. I think about her so often but have always been so reluctant to call her, for no good reason. Maybe I was scared that she'd reject me, not wanting to ever confide in me again, or be close to me. Whether we are close or not in the future, I want to be part of her life, at least stay in contact. She had always been a huge part of my life and no matter what has happened in the last four years, I want her to continue to be in my life. So, Samantha, if you are reading this, I am here for you and always will be. I love you and you are a dear, dear friend, I've missed you so much! Thank you so much for calling when you were in town and sticking around to meet up with me, for that alone I look up to you. You have been through so much in the last ten years and you are a strong person because of those things. You can do anything you set your mind to, just like I did. I will always be here for you.

On to the fibery content!

I have been reading a lot about this Larger Than Life bag everyone is crocheting and I've decided I must participate. I do not have the magazine, or the pattern, so like always I just made my own version of it.

I started out crocheting and moved on to knitting and spinning, so for me, this is going back to my roots. Enough of my blabbering, here is a picture.I don't normally gravitate towards blues, but I really liked the look of these three colors. It's going pretty quick, this square was really easy to memorize.

That's all I got today, I have been doing plenty of spinning, but I don't want to show that yet. I will tell you that I am spinning some lovely handpainted kid mohair that I got at the latest fiber fest, and I am loving it! I think I may actually do Navajo plying to keep the colors intact.


Maia said...

That is a lovely tribute to old friends. I hope you stay in touch with them all.

Amanda said...

The crochet sqares are lovely! Darn you! I don't need a crochet project. For that matter, I don't *want* a crochet project. Yet, here I am contemplating that bag....I dread the thought of sewing the lining though...maybe I could get my mom to do that....

BTW, what yarn are you using?