Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
An historic day for the people of the United States. President Barak Obama delivered his inaugurational address, and it was uplifting. He has a heavy load and I hope he will carry it and execute it well.
I can relate knitting a garment to the duties of his office:
Choose a pattern carefully to make sure it will fit well; choose the best tools you will need to make it fit properly; check your pattern constantly to make sure you catch mistakes before you get too far along and correct them even when it means going back and it's painful ; when all the pieces are finished put it together with care in the best way possible, making sure it will withstand the wear and tear of using it; when it is complete wear it with pride; take good care of the garment as you put so much of yourself into it as it is a reflection of you and your values.
I want to live my life this way and even though I sometimes let myself down, I believe I do try to do that to make up for the occasional failures.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Yeah! That's the thing to do on a day like this! Sit by the fire and knit. It is SNOWING!!!! I wanted to go to Uxbridge today, but the snow is too deep and driving is the pits of Hell! So I stayed inside and watched TV, checked out the Ravelry site, and knitted! Oh, and drank coffee, ate homemade (by me) bread and spaghetti sauce. for lunch and dinner....it was that good! I'm trying out a pattern from Ashford's magazine...Wheel... called Diagonal Jacket. It starts out with 3 stitches, all knit rows, and increases at the beginning of each row. The back is made in 2 peices as is the front. Sometime soon I'll upload pics of all my finished pieces and I hope this one will be there.