Monday, June 30, 2008

For Denise

Denise has been having a problem lately. She has been unable to see my very un-mitteny project, primarily because she is not in Minnesota and I am. In the interests of averting death-from-pining, here are two unblocked, in-progress photos. The color is pretty good, especially in the second one.
It's the Double Bordered Scarf from Victorian Lace Today, worked on size 8 needles from my grandmother's stash, using yarn spun up by ME! My second scarf from handspun, and I like it much better than the first.It's a good thing Denise said she'd tagged me, because I hadn't noticed. I am so unaware of Internet protocols. Here goes ....

What was I doing 10 years ago?
That would be 1998. I had an almost 3 year old and a 21 month old. We were going to doctor's appointments, certainly, and making rhubarb jam, and lots of reading books aloud. It was 9 years ago, I think, that I read the entire The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in one sitting. Maybe 1998 was the year I read straight through the Child's Bible.

What are the five things on my list to do today?
They're done! But the list said:
  • Piano
  • Bible Study
  • Chreia proofing
  • Knitting submission
  • Send knitting submission
  • Call Sue S.
  • Call Pfizer
  • KC CW
  • Glycerin order
  • Find Bible Study money
  • Kill cucumber beetles
Notice, if you will, that the list says nothing about ME knitting. And I haven't. Yet. Give me a few minutes and that will change.

Snacks I enjoy:
  • Rolos
  • Malted Milk Balls
  • Anything with milk chocolate and caramel
Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
  • Not tell my husband
  • Put aside enough to pay taxes
  • Give a large chunk to a church or two near and dear to me
  • Find a village to sponsor through Compassion
  • Build an accessible home, perhaps closer in to town, or at least seriously think about it
  • Head to a yarn store with a good shopping list and not look at prices
What one thing would I like to learn this summer? That's a hard one. I make a habit of learning what interests me quickly, without putting it off, since I never know what I may want to do the rest of my life. That's what saw me knitting, spinning, weaving, tatting, bobbin lacing, quilting, cross-stitching, needlepointing, hardangering, and a bit of basketweaving back between 1990 and 1995. (Notice - no crochet. That's been crossed off the list) I've finally learned harp. I would love to play cello, but it's not a reasonable aspiration for this season of life. I suppose learning if my ds is gluten-intolerant doesn't quite answer the intent of the question. But that's the best I can do!


Denise said...

I ADORE malted milk balls and chocolate and caramel. Rolos, I confess, I am not too familiar with. I think I had one melted on a pretzel once, but I am not sure.

The handspun shawl is fabulous in color and pattern and construction. As always, amazed.

And, I saw a sweater in the queue; how un-mitten like is that? Intriguing.

Finally. The Secret Billionaire Wife, I think, could be a seriously good story. Maybe you'ld make a billion ...

: )

Twisted in Stitches said...

Oh the purple is extremely wonderful!

and shhhh...I like ROLOS too!

fleegle said...

Both the yarn and the shawl are gorgeous! Purple is one of my most favorite colors.

Tell you son Harry says Hi! I am amazed that anyone who doesn't knit would want to bother with my blog.