Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ravelympics comes to an end

I finished my Muir shawl today while knitting at Knitch. This was my project for the Ravelympics this year. It still needs to be blocked and I'll probably do that next weekend.

I enjoyed knitting this shawl. The pattern isn't too difficult and easy to follow. I can't wait to see what blocking will do for it. It is so soft and light as a feather. I think my sister will be very pleased with the results. :)

I got my scarf from the Men Who Knit scarf exchange a week or so ago. It's beautiful and knit with my favorite yarn! Noro of course! My mystery knitter (Gary aka GaryHRX) also sent me a great handmade wooden tic tac toe game, some fun and quirky cookbooks and also some knitting patterns including Lopi patterns. Thank you so much Gary. You did a great job on the scarf and also for the great extras too!!

Michael is headed to Mobile tomorrow to visit with his son Nick who is moving to New York next Thursday. Nick is an amazing and incredibly articulate young man. He has been a very outspoken advocate for the rights of the disabled in this country and Alabama. I know Michael is terribly worried about the move and excited for him at the same time. Nick has been seeking a place to strike out on his own and find some independence of his own for quite a while. If you have time and are interested in his story, just click on his name above.
Michael will stay in Mobile to care for his younger son Jamie (who is also ventilator dependent with MS) while mom travels with Nick to New York to get him situated. Please send Michael, Nick and the rest of the family your good thoughts while in this major transition and the changes they will endure over the next few weeks. I expect Michael will most likely return home emotionally and physically exhausted.

Yesterday I was talking with friends about our 17 year old Lhasa Apso Emily and they had never seen a picture. Here she is modeling a sweater I made for her a few years ago.

I'm off to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics now.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stitches South!

It was announced last night at the Atlanta Knitting Guild meeting that Stitches South will be held in Atlanta, April 23-26, 2009. This is so exciting as I can now attend the convention with only a 20 minute drive!
This will also be a great boost for the local yarn shops. They will probably be overrun with all the people in town checking out the local shops.
I can't wait to see the roster of classes that will be offered too.
Can you tell I'm excited?!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's been two years today

Missing you.


Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

Robert Frost

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's already been a year!

Today is the 1 year mark for my blog. It doesn't seem like it has been that long.
October is looking like it's going to be a month for travel for me. Not only the trip to SAFF but also a trip to Texas for a couple of weeks to visit family and attend my sister's wedding. Michael and I have been back for Christmas and also in the spring, so this will be Michael's first time to visit in the fall. It can still be very warm in October, the tempuratures during the day at least. It starts to cool off in the evenings a little more starting in October... usually. Who knows with the way the weather is these days.

Not much else to blog about today, just wanted to acknowledge the passing of my blog's first birthday!