A trio of random ramblings….

Notes from my journal. 11 June 2008 – farmTonight I sat on the porch in a rocker as dry and gray as our barn. The caning was brittle and tattered, but it had a smooth rocking motion that would quiet a fussing baby or an anxious spirit. I was neither, just a woman satisfied with…

Mad for Silk!

I’ve knit a repeat or two now on the llama lace stole, Encaje de la LLama, and love the cinnamon color. The champagne silk I bought from Amy of Madelinetosh is in queue as well. I’ve decided on the Gossamer Star Scarf from the Summer 08 Interweave Knits for this luscious yarn. Fingering through my…

Relief

I’m creating relief for myself. I’ve placed overwhelming tasks on my schedule that simply are not compatible with the season – the season of my life – the farming season. It’s spring, almost summer, and I’m trying to read a 600-page history book. While John Adams is very interesting – I would probably be happier…

SWAK Knit out!!!!

I’ve signed up for the SWAK Knit Out Weekend! Saturday and Sunday will be spent learning at the feet of the master of free form knitting Valentina Devine. My friend Cathy and I are riding and rooming together. As she said – it’s a Knittingpalooza!! Spread across my bed ready for packing on Friday when…

Did you know?

That you can get a daily dose of Samuel Pepys? Pepys journaled the details, sometimes intimately, of his life in London from 1660-1669. During this time span many significant events occurred including the great plague of London and the Reformation of England. From time to time I’ve picked up Pepys’s diary and it rides a…