27 July 2008
24 July 2008
"...heal the pain so that you no longer have to numb it. The astrological omens say that if you establish that as your intention, you will attract into your life the helpers and inspiration you need to make it happen. More than that: You'll be likely to generate the kind of good fortune that will render at least some of the pain obsolete."
Things that I have learned: If you ask for help, people will help you! This has been a huge one for me. I've been a control freak for so long. I've had to learn to let that go and accept help. My heart has been filled to overflowing lately with the generosity and just plain niceness of some folks.
If you put out good energy and believe in the bounty of the universe, good things can come back to you. My miracle apartment for example. My current temp position that came to me through someone else's thoughtfulness, and that may lead to something more permanent. The internet friends I've made through Secret Pal and blogging.
What brought all this rambling on? Chairs. One week to my move date and I was slightly stressed over lack of chairs.. I have a beautiful old kitchen table that was my Grandma's. The matching chairs disintegrated long ago and I was concerned about having no place to place my bottom. Then, yesterday, arriving home from work, what do I see? The man across the street has placed out, as garbage, four perfectly decent kitchen chairs. The seat cushions just need re-covering. Otherwise, they're perfect for the new place.
See? Good fortune. Weird.
20 July 2008
I know this is a couple of years old but I am somewhat obsessed with the awesomeness of this song. It is on pretty much constant repeat on my mp3 player.
12 July 2008
Pattern: Modified from a vintage knitting book. My first short row heel is pictured above. The book called it the "auto heel", an interesting name. I like the way it feels on the foot. I also appreciate the significantly smaller number of picked-up stitches in this method.
Yarn: Elann.com Esprit - Cotton with a touch of elastic (basically a Cascade Fixation knock-off). I wanted to try knitting a longer sock that would stay up so this seemed like a good use for some of the discontinued colours clearance yarn I bought a while back.
Needles: Kinki Amibari bamboo circulars, 2.25mm. LOVE these. I'm not usually passionate about needles but these, I LOVE! They're extremely strong, yet elegant and smooth. They have a swivel join which makes magic looping trouble free. I bought them from a vendor at The Frolic and am now wishing I bought several more sizes.
10 July 2008
Clever Pal! She obviously likes organizing by theme which appeals greatly to my brain. It's an entirely fair trade gift! Chocolate and coffee and then coffee beans covered in chocolate. I've tried one of these already and they are delicious. I love the tiny clay pot. It shall be used for hiding a tiny, magic object of some sort.
And the yarn!! Of course there is yarn! It's my new pet! Lush and soft alpaca, slightly more pink than the photo shows. Don't you just love the label graphic? It makes me so glad that I keep a yarn label book.
This reminds me that I've always meant to blog that book. My lovely scrapbook contains a label from every yarn I've used with a sample snip of the yarn itself taped beside. Thus I know the details and care instructions of every project. I take a knitting stroll down memory lane each time I open the pages.
Now, about those Secret Pal 12 weekly questions. I feel somewhat like a rebellious child in not answering them promptly. Ack! Pressure! Forgive me if I don't get to them all but I never did my homework in school either. So, where would I like to go on vacation? I don't know about my "dream" trip, but I do hope to get away with The Daughter for a few days in August. We're considering Stratford for a play or two. Yes, I have a kid who actually likes Shakespeare. Yay! Me too!