Monday, 24 January 2011

Such Knotty Knotwork!

Oh my... what have I gotten myself into! A year long knit-along is now on my plate... a hooded cape filled with cables and knotwork and such. While it will be a most beautiful keepsake... I'm a wee bit scared! Not just for the project itself but I volunteered to help herd a group of some very delightful 'sheeple' while we wonder through this project together... ooo, I just got scared again.

So...the time has come to be brave... I may need liquid fortification! Yarn has arrived and the knotty knitting has begun. While I do this I think about a lot of things in our world that requires bravery... not because our world is a place to be afraid of... but because individually we all have things to be brave about... new skills, new challenges, life altering changes...

There are a lot of things in our world that require bravery... but brave we must be for what ever life throws our way. We are all linked together in one form or another, so brave we must be for ourselves and for each other.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Knit while Lit...

Nothing relaxes me more than curling up on couch with a pot of tea quietly knitting away while watching old classic movies. It's especially decadent on a weekday afternoon! But knitting with dear Trish, curled up on her couch with a bottle of wine... now that is a truly decadent afternoon.

2011 will bring many work challenges so a few extra days off was necessary to get the mind rested and ready for the frenzy! Now that Christmas gift knitting is done... knitting just for me was in order. Galway Toque and Scarf, a project sitting in the queue for quite some time, was completed during the Christmas break. But it was the last day off and a celebration was truly in order. So, on went the Lululemon's and with projects and a bottle of wine in hand... off through the snow I trudged to Trish's house.

We caught up on the latest news, did some preliminary planning for our Jane Austen weekend, ate delightful goodies and, oh yes... sipped a bottle of wine throughout the afternoon. Good thing simple projects were being worked on... celtic knotwork would not have faired as well!

Knit while lit? A perfect way to end some much deserved time off both of us. Note to self... wobbly knitting makes for interesting stitch counts!!!!