road trip: day two


day one‘s


still ringing

in our ears,

we sallied forth


the remains of

an ice storm

into rain


ending in

the land without precipitation.

‘where did you put the snow, mama?’

i love

that they think me capable

of erasing

every last bit

of the winter whiteness


that we left

this wonderland

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.


returned home

from a glorious and memorable 8 day road trip

just yesterday.

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,

sighed deeply,

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.

you win (& i win, too!)

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.