Monday, June 27, 2016


What is Valhalla?  To a Viking warrior ... it is their version of heaven!  Today marks the beginning of the seventh week since my surgery ... it has been a long battle considering the months of severe pain and years of altered lifestyle!  My dillydally life is returning ... and this week I am in my very own version of Valhalla!
Our local yarn shop is sponsoring ten days of Knitting Valhalla!  The link can be found here.  Such a wonderful opportunity ... about 100 people are participating ... many from the Lower 48!
The fun began Friday with dinner and a special presentation discussing a Gansey historical project from Moray Firth, Scotland.  Many of the sweaters from their project are on public display in our local museum's gallery!  I will share photos later in a post dedicated specifically to that!
I spent Saturday and Sunday participating in a Faroe Islands Sweater Design class!  The class was taught by Mary Jane Mucklestone.  I have taken several classes from her in the past ... she is amazing!
We learned so much about the Faroe Islands and their knitting traditions.  We swatched, charted, worked out the math, and left with plans for a sweater!  Such fun and diversity amongst the group!
Here is Brother DillyDally, modeling his partially finished Viking Gansey with our local yarn shop owner, Dotty!  Fortunately I was not the only one who was unable to finish their sweater in time.  It is unusual for me not to meet deadlines ... but I finally reconciled that "life" (my knee) just got in the way.  Some things are just not within our control!
Today ... I'm teaching!  I will be teaching my Simply Steeks class!  Gosh ... it feels good!
All the activity this week confirms that I am getting my dillydally life back ... progress is being made!  Finally ... I feel like I am emerging from the tunnel of pain and disability!  It feels like heaven Valhalla!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Glad you are feeling good again!

  2. Love the knit projects, so pretty.
    That sounds like it's right up your alley!
    Glad you are recovering well.

  3. So glad to hear you're doing better. Recovery takes time. It makes you slow down and we're so used to going and doing that it can be frustrating.