Or some such non-sense. The premise here is to not have attachments to things or people. If they are meant to be in your life, the cosmos will see that they are.
I am prepared to share a story. It’s a funny story. I can say that now; at the time it elicited a different response. Fellow creator and blogger Tierney recently share a quilting mishap brought on by her partner, John. I am sharing this story for Tierney because, well…misery loves company.
I knit myself a Felix pullover. I wrote about it here. It was lovely. It fit to a ‘T’. I could not wait for the cool weather to wear it. Would I wear it to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival? Why not? It was prance-worthy. If it were a cardigan, I might have just busted a few buttons off. OK, that is a slight exaggeration. Regardless, I was super happy with the sweater.
It was a Sunday afternoon. My sweater had been blocking on the dining room table. It was also mom’s 94th birthday and she was over for dinner. As I cleared the sweater from the table, mom commented on how lovely the sweater was.
“Is is for me?” she asked. Of course it wasn’t. But that didn’t stop my husband from stating:
“YES! Yes it is!”.
::the camera pans to our heroine who is now in the kitchen sucking down red wine::
“Gimme a minute”, I tell him as he struggles to find a way to take back his comment. “What can I do?” he asks?
“I don’t know what I was thinking!” he stated.
“Gimme a minute.” I reply.
::our heroine consumes more wine::
She replies: “It’s ok, sweetie. If she wants the sweater, she can have the sweater.”
::our heroine consumes more wine…::
Upon walking her home that evening, she ducked into the bedroom to try on the sweater. It fit her beautifully. I am 5’6″ and she is 5′. How this sweater fit both of us so well is a mystery, but it did. She was beaming. The sweater was meant for her after all.
Hello, webs? Send more yarn, STAT! This shade is deeper in real life. It will be perfect for the next version of the Felix Pullover.
More googly-eyed tomfoolery abounds. My boss received some peppers from a colleague’s garden. It appears I cannot be left alone for a minute.
In knitting knews, I am doing something a bit out of my comfort zone. My friend Katherine asked me to join the Stephen West MKAL. I’m not a huge fan of Stephen West’s designs, but I have been told they are a fun blend of knitting and engineering madness. The only requirement for me was that the 5 skeins would have to come from stash. I chose the following:
These yarns have been residing in my stash for a while. Miss Babs was purchased at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Suburban Stitcher from https://suburbanstitcher.com/, Emma’s and Shirsty Cat were acquisitions from the Long Island Yarn Crawl. The mystery skein of JDMS was kindly gifted by my bff Jennifer and selected by her son, the ever-yarn savy Enzo. The vibrant blue adds the recommended “pop”. Thanks kiddo! The result is dynamic and I am truly enjoying the experience! Working on a project that uses 5 different skeins of yarn is something akin to herding cats. Here is how I am handling the rodeo:
Ziploc bags keep the yarn manageable and the ball bands are marked with the color sequence. Don’t knock it til you try it. If only I could tame all my loose ends with ziploc ::sigh:: Isn’t the shawl fun though? The key for me was choosing yarns I love in mellow colors (Enzo’s ‘pop’ excluded!)
Another project on the needles is a sweater for my son, Alexander. This is going to be a cozy hug of a knit when it’s done. The pattern is Of the Sea Pullover by DROPS Design. The pattern was published in 2007 and consists of a basic 6×6 rib, raglan sleeves and a mock turtleneck (which I may or may not keep). The yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Deep Charcoal.
I have more to share, but it will have to wait for another day. Consider yourselves fairly warned.
As we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday here in America, I have so much to be thankful for. I count you all amongst my blessings.
In my cup: Harney and Sons Tea, Paris blend. Follow on Instagram @harneyteas
In my earballs: A Charlie Brown Christmas
St. of the Day: St. Andrew Dũng-Lạc and companions.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
PS. Please say a prayer for Razz; he is having surgery next week.