No longer tied up in nots
Thursday March 04th 2010, 12:06 am
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Hey, KarenL, remember helping me tie this quilt in high school with the frame set up in your living room? Simon and Garfunkel playing in the background: Wednesday Morning 3 A.M., and I forget what the other album was.

Michelle’s comment about peacock tails got me reaching for peacock colors afterwards. I knew I was about to go off to Stitches, about to go buy gloriously gorgeous new yarns, but I just couldn’t have a day without a project!

Yeah, well.  I way overdid it with my hands on that chair Friday. (Thank you, Sam, so much for taking it over on Saturday!)  I simply had to wait, with all that lovely yarn staring at me, not that I wanted to confess that to the blog. Not Going To Happen Right Now. No Knitting Allowed. Heal.

Today was dark and stormy, the kind of day for curling up with a good yarn; I was doing better and gave it a go.

I’m actually glad now that I have something in my way that will take me a good dozen hours to finish up:  time to be creative in while keeping my mind open to what the first of the new wants to be when it grows up.  I knit so much and with so many yarns: they come, they go, it’s on to the next.  But, unlike some skeins, I don’t want to just play with these from Lisa, Dianne, and Melinda–I want them each to be in the perfect design from the get-go. They’re just too pretty not to be.

Knitting time. Thinking time. It’s all good.

(Oh, and yes, I found our certificate from when we tied the knot. Phew!)

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Not good to wear out the arms. And I interested to know where you found it. Reminded me that mine is ? After 52 years, you would think I would know.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.04.10 @ 1:12 am

Loads of white snow, but stormy here as well. I was happy to hear that you found that certificate…

Comment by Monica 03.04.10 @ 1:39 am

All about knots. Love that pretty yarn!

Comment by Channon 03.04.10 @ 7:40 am

Of course, telling DH about this absurd insurance company request — he said, BTW, do you know where ours is? I said yes, of course, and told him where. This morning I’ve gotten it out and left it on the bed for him to see. Oh, and I found one of my son’s personalized shirts from when he was an infant. Lovely find. Thanks, Alison.

Comment by sjanova 03.04.10 @ 8:11 am

Absolutely beautiful color!!!! I am, however, very partial to combinations of blues and greens!!! I can hardly wait to see a picture of the finished shawl, which I know will be a match in beauty to that awesome color. 🙂

Comment by LDSVenus 03.04.10 @ 9:03 am

You have such a pretty spot for thinking time.

Comment by LynnM 03.04.10 @ 9:14 am

Sam was a most attractive addition to your day on Saturday! A little “eye candy” never hurts. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 03.04.10 @ 11:25 am

You are a very witty woman – sorry for repeating myself, but you are. lol

Enjoy the discoveries! Hopefully, the path to perfection will be as interesting as you hope for it to be. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 03.04.10 @ 11:30 am

I loved making the quilts in High School! We had such fun. Nice to have enough room in the living room to set up for a whole quilt, stretched wide!

Comment by Karen L 03.04.10 @ 2:53 pm

I am relieved to know you are legally knotted up. 🙂

Comment by twinsetellen 03.04.10 @ 4:23 pm

I love the photo of your yard, all mysterious :-}
I went for about 3 days without knitting anything last month. I think it’s the longest I’ve gone without for 6 or 7 years!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.04.10 @ 8:53 pm

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