Friday, May 03, 2013
Queen Anne's Lace pi shawl in the electric tree undyed fingering yarn. It is a joy and the Hiya Hiya sharps circular needles are the perfect match. On chart 2, row 83, the rows are getting longer. But each has a pattern of about 10 stitches, so it's easy to pick up.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today he's on the Island helping Scott put his stuff in storage until he has a job or a plan. There are no parenting magazines for this stage.
But we are proud of them and the work they put into their schooling.
We need Emily to be home to look after the house and the dog.
Twilight, by Lisa Lloyd. I will knit it again, maybe as a shawl. I hope it has the balance of fine but not fancy for my dear neighbour, the painter of my children, who lost her husband last week. The boys played with my kids and were in and out of each others' houses for many years. There is a wake today and I stayed up late last night to finish and block it.
There is another Antler cardigan on my needles for another baby in our vet clinic.
I spent two evenings this weekend partying with lady friends. Such joys, and laughter and naughty tricks. I haven't had a shooter since I was 21!! But apple pie?!! Had to try it.
I am also signed up on the Stash and Burn Podcast Cold Sheep page. Yes. I have enough yarn. For now. My goal is to finish 5 projects before I buy more. They're latest show is wonderful!
As I look closer, and step back, I am finding a balance that works for me right now.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Then, while D was canvasing for the Canadian Cancer Society, he found out our neighbour, whose kids went to school with ours, and whose wife was a good friend when we were thrown together in various activities, was really sick this time. He has survived a roller coaster of treatments and set backs. We made a plan to visit them the following Wednesday. But when the cookies were baked and we called, he had already passed away.
I hope that making a non-fancy, but fine shawl will give her as much comfort as making it is giving me.
Monday, April 08, 2013
In the blink of an eye I went from no knitting to plenty to fill my time.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I come home to my open, sunny home and look at what I take for granted. We are so blessed and we are asked to share our time, talent and resources. Thanks to Project Help Mexico, it is an experience worth repeating.