road trip: day seven

we spent a good

part of today

driving alongside

the blue ridge mountains

‘why are they blue?

trees on mountains aren’t blue.’

this was backseat commentary

from my 5 yr old boy.

who after a little quiet

continued on with,

‘i feel so small when we are

driving beside them.”

and today

i relate as i

am feeling so very

unworthy of having been given

the gift, for that is what it is,

of being allowed to raise another

woman’s infant son.

“oh Lord

am i good enough?

when this world


as hard

as it does

and we both know

how it shakes some people up.

so how did You decide to give me so much love?”

‘raise’ taken from 8:1 in proverbs.

soundtrack of the day: ‘lorraine’ by lori mckenna.

sts on the road: coriandi and some hush, hush project knitting.

road trip: day one

we were

planning to leave

wednesday morning,

but decide

to head out early


to outrun yet another

incoming snow.

with a fresh 3 inches

on the ground

we face ‘helga’ due south

and hit the gas.


the following ‘soundtrack of the day’ brought to you by lucy, and good ol’ charlie brown:

and way up there the little stars and planets
make the rain that falls in showers
and when it’s cold and winter is upon us
the snow comes up! just like the flowers!

now lucy, i know that’s wrong.
snow does not come up, it comes down.

after it comes up the wind blows it around so
it looks like it’s coming down but actually
it comes up out of the ground like grass!
it comes up charlie brown!
snow comes up!

oh good grief!

‘ground’ taken from 3:19 in genesis.

‘little known facts’ from the musical ‘you’re a good man, charlie brown’.

sts on the road: buy cheap clomid online uk final rnds of the new ‘tamarisk’ in the photo. in test knitting now.


(quirkily: def: done in a quirky way, odd, unusual)

i like my neck to be warm.

if not, i’m cold

all over.


so i designed this vest

with a front piece that wraps

around to snuggle the bare skin

between the tips of my hair and the top of my t-shirt.

it’s not meant to close in the front,

think of it like a scarf

with a racerback

rather than a cardi

without any

sleeves to speak of.

i think

it’s the striping

that really kicks

it into overdrive.


or noro,

any bulky,



with variegations

will knit up just fine.

so pick your palette

based on your mood,

or your skin tone

or your favorite jeans

and have at it.

it’s quick

and fun,

so i’m sure

you’ll be glad you did.

‘quick’ taken from 15:22 in luke.

lilac folders

as of today,

the newest issue of knitscene magazine

(aka: winter/spring 2011) should be findable;

by which i mean out on the shelves of your favorite lys, bookshop, etc.

my earliest sneak peak of it was in a knitscene blog post just over a month ago.

the first time

i saw this photo

in the post,

it looked

oddly familiar

but i just


put my finger on

why or how

that could be.

then it registered that the colors of the yarn in the photo on top of the stack of papers

was the very yarn i had knit the ‘eternalism vest’ for this issue up in.

next it sunk in that, although it was upside down and a bit cock-eyed

this was part of the final pattern for that very same vest.

and now, with the issue out and available,

i can finally tell you that it is just that.

more photos of at least two versions of the actual vest soon.  i promise.

‘familiar’ taken from 139:3 of psalms.