Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed 'ivy'
Needles: US#1 dpn's
Productivity prevailed this weekend. I finished these lovely socks and am well into the waist shaping of the owl sweater. Both are wonderfully written patterns that have guaranteed smooth knitting.
I'm going to watch the Inaugural events today. I find this historic day a bit like looking under the covers and watching crackling blue static electricity racing up my legs; simultaneously exciting and a bit frightening. I am sending positive vibes to the new President who faces a difficult job burdened by the weight of incredibly high expectations. I'm also thinking of the millions braving the freezing weather in D.C. to witness this transition. Peace to them all.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
With this concept in mind, I poured myself and strong cup of tea and painstakingly unraveled a very tangled skein. The process was long, challenging, and absolutely worth the effort. But, I knew it would be. I enjoyed the work because I knew there was a reward at the end. Yesterday when I realized my floor needed hands and knees mopping since I had neglected it for so long, I was not so spiritually present in the face of the task. I was trying to think of an excuse to call in sick. Generally you can't call in sick to your own house, so I sucked it up and got to work. The next thing I knew, I was on a roll, cleaning everything I tend to ignore, and by the end of a couple of hours, I felt good. I had accomplished something I didn't want to do at all. When I was fully present, aware of each action, taking the time to pay attention to details, I can't say I enjoyed myself, but I felt better for focusing rather than dispersing my energies. Chop wood, carry water, life happens.
The Lady Knits sent me this tangled skein of Pigeonroof Studios yarn to sort out and love. She is spreading more fiber love on her podcast, Stitches in Time with a give-away. Carry your bucket of water over to her site and enter to win.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Transience is defined as the state or quality of passing with time or being ephemeral or fleeting. On one of my autumn rambles, I picked up an acorn and stuck it in my pocket. When I got home I planted the little nut in one of my succulent pots. I completely forgot about it until I saw this poking out of the soil. The first tiny leaf of what will be a tremendous oak. The fuzzy texture and blush of color have gone now, they only lasted a few days. The seedling is larger with bright green curvy leaves. I am so blessed to have caught this fleeting moment of beauty. I think I'll pass my time today counting all of my blessings. I'd wager they are a great many. How has life blessed you?