done! gone? and again.

jetez un oeil sur le site ici things have really been hopping here.

cousins and holiday preparations and school projects for the kids.

oh, and the final edits of my collection with CEY.

those were done as of yesterday morning.

not quite sure yet what to do with

the free space in my head

from having that

on the way

to print.

but,

for the record, i did finish my lace weight hat in time for thanksgiving

and it wasIMG_7913crop

promptly absconded

by my 15 yr old.

hard to say ‘no’

when it looks

so great on her.

true to form,

i was only

partway through

knitting it up

when my head was

already planning minor design adjustments for the next time around…manos lace hat on sj collagenow, to find a lace weight that i

love as much as i do the manos lace

(or maybe just a different colorway of this same yarn).

then i’m going to start in on another ‘strange loop‘.

this second one will definitely be for me.

most definitely.

‘true’ taken from 16:11 of luke.

disclaimer: manos gave me this yarn to play with, but you know me.

i am way too stubborn to be influenced toward lies or embellishment by one free

skein of yarn.  therefore, the opinions expressed here are honest and truthfully mine.

aesop’s race

once upon a time

there was a knitter named talitha (bear with me here),

boasting how she could finish a certain lace weight project by thanksgiving.

then one day, reality roared back, “who do you think you are?

there’s no denying that you’re swift,

but even you can be beaten!”

talitha laughed in the face of reality (which is never a good idea)

and so the race began.

IMG_7662crop 3after two sick sons

and countless unexpectedly late nights

talitha yawned sleepily, as reality trudged steadily along.

she thought that after a very short little nap, or two,

she would knit quickly enough

to finish her manos lace hat and seam it and

block it before family arrived for the holiday feast.

talitha woke with a start from a fitful sleep and gaze round,

suddenly realizing that she had 4 knitting days left

and 4″ of lace weight knitting to go.

could she really knit as fast as she’d bragged?

will reality kick this knitter’s butt and beat her in the end?

we’ll know in 4, much too short, days…

‘certain’ taken from 28:11 in genesis.

story adapted from aesop’s ‘the tortoise and the hare’.

disclaimer: manos gave me this yarn to play with, but you know me.  i am way too stubborn to be influenced toward lies or embellishment by one free skein of yarn.  therefore, the opinions expressed here are honest and truthfully mine.