Thursday, July 23, 2009


Much of the time, life seems to be what happens between work days, or at least work hours. Today after work, I had myself a nice peacely knit and am happy to report that I am firmly in the home stretch on not one, but two projects. I am sure that you can imagine how nice it was to sit on my bed in my room, which is not only incredibly comfortable, but has the prettiest light coming in through the windows.

I pulled out both of my scarves, and my only regret is that I could not work on both at once. The purple Australian merino is a dream to work with. No matter how many times it is frogged and tinked, it stays beautifully smooth and perfect. This is an incredibly desirable quality as anyone who has ended up with frayed and separated yarn can tell you, and I have had ample chance to test it. I have discovered (drum roll please) that I am NOT talented enough to knit anything more that a Garter Stitch while doing anything else at all. No watching movies or drinking margaritas. I have decided that this is why the Garter Stitch was invented.

My beautiful bamboo scarf made of Aunt Lydia's bamboo crochet thread, is stitched entirely in the Garter and drapes and hangs in utter drapey gorgeousness. At least I think so.

So mostly, blogworthy life is what happens between-working-hours. Today however, was an exception. For months now, I have been working on a collection of designs for the Oregon Jamboree, and today two of them went to press with beautiful results.
I cannot tell you how I enjoyed not only the simple pleasure that comes with completing a task, but also, the successful collaborative effort. Today, life was definitely about what was happening during working hours.


Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

You could make lace curtains!!!

Lynda said...

Utterly divine. The bamboo wrap looks so feminine and romantic, I love it. I love your purple one too - lovely pattern.
You must feel as though you have accomplished so much with your work project coming together.
Give yourself a pat on the back.