Little Dee
Thursday October 18th 2007, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Life

If you don’t already read Little Dee at, you’ve got to go read this week’s comics strips there. You have to love a vulture that rides a sheep, sings shanties and knits.

My friend Laura Nielsen came by today, showing me the plates for her children’s book that’s coming out next spring. Laura, give a shout out in the comments, my mind’s blanking on the title, but it was absolutely delightful and that is the first book I’m going to set aside for my future grandchildren. (Okay, it’s really for me.) Every day’s a day to celebrate, was the theme of it, and then the children celebrated the neighbor who’d been celebrating with them.

And while Laura was here, she being a sometimes knitter, I…fessed up and showed her just how much yarn I’d bought the past weekend at Stitches. I think of my stash as my yarn library. I like being able to have the spirit move me, go through it, and find I have just the right thing at just the right time. It’s happened over and over and over in my life. It’s just, I don’t usually…well… How many dinners do you eat in your life? You just don’t usually see a month’s worth of dinners set at the table in front of you all at once, and it’s a little overwhelming. But there’s a lot there to sustain my creativity for some time to come.

Last night I finished the project I’ve been working on. Surf the wild swells of superwash! Cowabunga!

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The book sounds great! I will wait for more information and get it for our household. I like the term “yarn library”. Don’t feel overwhelmed, all of that yarn wanted to live at your house, if it didn’t it wouldn’t have gone home with you.

Comment by vicki 10.18.07 @ 2:25 pm

I love your thought about seeing all your dinners at the table at once. You’re right!

Comment by Amanda 10.18.07 @ 4:23 pm

Love the yarn library idea!

Comment by Michelle 10.20.07 @ 7:23 pm

Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays–due out in Spring of 2008, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Comment by Laura 10.22.07 @ 5:43 pm

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