Facing the long process of recovering a life even remotely similar to what was ‘before the fire’ could easily drive one to depression in merely a thought, a blink of an eye. I have discovered that I am very much a person influenced by Things. Sentimental things are good, craved, needed, and unsentimental things (as furnished rentals) could very much send me over the edge. Jeff and I are apparently for various reasons not able to just go up and live on our fire-ravaged land in a trailer any time soon, as was the thought I held on to through the first week of being displaced. We will have no choice but to weather over this storm, a storm of drastic life-upheaval, in a rented place, and I am going to focus a few months to recover only the very basics of what I had and used every day.
I really very much appreciate the resonating requests from all of you, in the comments over the last two posts Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and Ten acres and a trailer, that you might send things to help me recover my things. I have thought and thought about how to go about asking for it, but the truth is, I can’t bring myself to ask for other people’s things to send, etc, so I have a favor to ask of anybody who would like to help me recover the basics for my knitting, spinning, sewing studio which I took so much pleasure in posting about on Yarnings over the years. Something like this is easy, digital, no postage necessary, because right now I don’t have an address– and I would get your support.
If you would like to help, please buy a pattern, or two, or more, from my pattern page on Ravelry.
Be sure to scroll down and see them all, they range from $3.40 – $6, and I am sure you could find something that you would enjoy knitting, even to learn on, or to have a knitter make for you, for many of my patterns are beginner friendly, or if you have no desire for having it knitted, just enjoy having the patterns as a token of your support. The money from this burst of sales could allow me to get specifically what I need , and can form personal sentimental attachment to, which is ever so important. And soon I will get my most recent pattern up and running, and soon I will be in a temporary space, but with my own tools of the trade, and while we rebuild the hermitage on the mountain, at least I could keep working.
I never would ordinarily ask for this pattern-selling promotion, but it is the best way I think, a way that is mutually benefiting. So please buy my patterns, I’d be so grateful, and please spread the word to every knitter you know. I will be coming up with the latest one probably some time mid or late Autumn.
Thank you everybody, for being such an important pillar for me during this time, xxJen