those in glass houses

the urge is to tell my sweet man,

that he owns too many shovels.  i mean,

really, how many shovels does it take to move snow?

but when asked, he can explain the how and the why of each one.

‘different kinds of snow, require different kinds of shovels’, he’ll tell you if you ask.IMG_8976crop

only a portion of his ‘collection’ sits in front of the garage door.

he can launch into counterbalance

and grip,

explain the uses of metal vs plastic edges,

and expound on handle length as applied to leverage

in the wink of an eye…

now, part of me wants to snicker a little.

that he is so scientific about shovels

strikes me as funny.

then again,

who am i to talk?

i choose bamboo vs metal knitting needles

based on the yarns i’m going to use,

buy the same needles with different tip lengths

for different projects,

and certainly i could go on and on about

round vs square vs hexagonal needles and what they all do best.

truth is, he’s been doing the work of shoveling longer than i’ve been knitting,

so i should be happy he knows the tools so well.

that’s what i want him to feel about

my knitting needles and me,


‘work’ taken from 15:7 of second corinthians.


one of the great things

about the nine year old boys i know,

is that if you shovel only one path from the back porch to the bus stopIMG_8958upand it’s a zig-zag,

then you tell them that they have to stay on the path

(even though the snow is only 2″ deep),

they will roll their eyes

at you,

and say ‘no way’.

then they will go ahead and do it, and

by the time they are halfway to the door,

they will be laughing from the bottom of their hearts

with unadulterated joy.

‘heart’ taken from 17:22 of proverbs.

in the meantime

this was yesterday morning waiting for the school bus.IMG_7509cropthis was today’s wait.IMG_7517cropthings change so quickly.

it’s already hard to remember how warm it was last week

and whether or not winter usually starts this early

or if we just want it to wait,

so it feels too early year after year after year.

on a warmer note,'Lind' by Talitha Kuomi

this free pattern

was released today

both on

the knitter’s pride blog

and in german on knit pro.

tomorrow isn’t supposed

to get above 40 degrees all day.

i intend to put my lind on and wear it, pulled down low,

all day as i adjust to the chill,

or longer (until i dig out

my other hats).

‘yesterday’ taken from 8:8-9 of job.