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FiftyHalf-a-Century25×210×5You get it. Tomorrow is the day. Yesterday I had the blues for a bit. I wrote this in my journal:7April09One would think there is some sort of hoopla or epiphany that occurs at the half-century mark. It doesn’t. Honestly if it hadn’t occurred before why in the world do I expect it now? Maybe…

Welcome to the Rabbit Hole

AKA my office/study/hideyhole 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();

Extreme Sheepherding!

By all things woolly they better not have harmed the fleeces! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqANtViviME&hl=en&fs=1] 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();

It was a dark and stormy night…

So many horrendous pieces of fiction have begun that way some brilliant folks began a contest. But the truth is that Martha the Farm Dog did arrive at our farm on a dark and stormy night in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The quick back-story is that a pack of dogs arrived to menace our dogs and…

A Visit from The Traveling Shawl

As arrival of the shawl neared I began focusing on the women who have been touched by breast cancer, those I know and those I don’t. It is both heartbreaking and heartening. Once the shawl arrived and I knit my rows and began talking about the shawl I experienced another connection. A reporter from the…

The Traveling Shawl at Six Months

Six months ago I was having a trying day but received a message from an Internet friend, Kay Meadors, which altered my day, and my goals as a knitter. Kay wrote:“I just had the most wonderful idea! We need to start a shawl and try to get knitters from all 50 states to knit a…

Knitting the Threads of Time – a review

Knitting the Threads of Time by Nora Murphy$14 US, p183New World Library, 2009 For many modern knitters the process of knitting is either creative or process driven. For Nora Murphy, the author of Knitting the Threads of Time, it’s also about connections – historical, emotional and spiritual. During the long dark months of a recent…

Estonia

For knitters who are enjoying or interested in Nancy Bush’s new book Knitted Lace of Enstonia by Interweave Press – I was listening to the weekly Rick Steves Travel Podcast and the newest show was on Estonia. It was quite informative regarding the history of the area and the current travel situation. Sadly no one…

The Saga Continues

The Mailbox Miscreants were back this weekend. Two new mailboxes for the farm are needed. Did you know there’s a device that you can attach to your mailbox that releases skunk oil when it’s bashed? 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();

Nap dream

Mid- afternoon I crawled on the bed for a nap. I didn’t really think I’d sleep but the idea felt good to me. I did sleep, and dream. The only dream I recall was being in an elevator. It was made of light cream colored marble. To change floors you had to slide a rectangle…