in our ears,
we sallied forth
the remains of
an ice storm
the land without precipitation.
‘where did you put the snow, mama?’
that they think me capable
every last bit
of the winter whiteness
that we left
at home sweet home.
and let me just say
that we all felt
exactly like this
to be out of the van
hugging our cousins,
settling in for our visit
and peeling off layers for the warmth.
soundtrack of the day: bill harley’s ‘there’s a pea on my plate’:
there’s a pea on my plate that my mother put there
she knows i don’t like peas but she doesn’t care
she says come on try it now it’s not the worst
if you want some ice cream, you must eat that pea first
and i really did put the pea on my spoon
but i made a mistake and my mouth closed too soon
it slipped off the spoon and fell on to the floor
my mom said don’t worry, she’s got plenty more…
‘warmth’ taken from 19:6 in the psalms.
sts on the road: 3/4 sleeves of a cardi done & 2 skeins of noro kogarashi balled.
from a glorious and memorable 8 day road trip
stuffed ufo’s, and show & tell yarn
into my big green ‘life is good’ canvas sack
and hustled off to catch up with the girls at knitting.
had a blast (always do),
but upon lugging my stuff inside at the end of the night,
i was one amazing skein of jazzturtle handspun and a wip ‘aetelier’ cardi short.
searched the van, the driveway and my sack multiple times,
and surfed on over to ravelry hoping
for a smile to distract myself.
this is what was there:
mission successful. big cheshire cat smile, and the missing items, found. ahhh.
(due to laptop breakage the very first night of the trip,
i wasn’t able to blog along the days as i’d planned,
but tomorrow i’ll start catching up on that.)
‘impossible’ taken from 6:18 in hebrews.
congratulations to ‘amy v’. you’ve won!
(according to the random number generator)
you are the winner of a year’s subscription to knitcircus magazine.
and runner’s up ‘wordcobbler’ and ‘knittaroo’
will receive a copy of the winter issue
in their inboxes real soon.
thanks for playing!
now for the ‘i win’ part.
i recently got picked to test knit
heidi kirramier‘s latest sweater pattern.
i have oft admired the clean lines and funk of
her mostly stockinette sweaters.
being chosen is just the shove
i needed to actually knit one.
i’m using knit picks shine sport
in ‘lady slipper’ to knit it up in
and am spending tonight
working through her twist on an i-cord cast on.
i am having such fun!
‘lines’ taken from 17:23 in first samuel.