Traveling Shawl Update!!

And the big knitting news — A winner for The Traveling Shawl has been chosen!!!  Sherry of Northern Minnesota was chosen at random to receive the completed Traveling Shawl.   If you’re a new reader to this blog – The Traveling Shawl is a lace shawl project that has traveled across the US being worked…

4×4 Required

As forecasted the rain began yesterday. And continued. It may sound a bit strange (but if you know me you’re used to me being strange – yes?) but I absolutely love heavy rains.  Yes they make for a mess and can be dangerous.  I love the deafening sounds of heavy rain.  I love the roaring…

A mood fit for rain

An estimated seven inches of rain should fall here in the next two days. I’m looking forward to the isolation, the quiet, the comfort food.  Some knitting, some reading, a good fire in the wood stove.  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); Life is good.…

Open to suggestions….

The current reading material is a novel loaned to me by Christopher’s father Paul.  Vindication is a novelized telling of the great feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft‘s life.  Paul recently read this novel for his book group.  He has a very good sense of what I enjoy reading and asked if I’d like to borrow it…

Memphis bound

Clear Creek Lavender is once again headed south to Memphis and the Pink Palace Festival. Earlier this evening I reread a post written while we were in Memphis last year.  While I haven’t practiced or perfected my southern drawl in the past year I am delighted to be going back to Memphis where being polite is natural and…

Riddle me this….

Why is that I can finish enormous complicated lace projects but I can’t finish a dang thing with sleeves?  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); Second sock syndrome – not a problem.   Sleeves can stop a project dead in it’s tracks.…

A Hoopin' Good Evening!

Last night we took a few hours off from prepping for the next few lavender events and drove into Tulsa for dinner with my daughter Hillarey and her partner Lance.  Actually one of the bands Lance plays in was the evening’s feature entertainment at one of our favorite eateries, Elote in downtown Tulsa.  Lance is…