Sunday, October 4, 2009

STUCK ON THE LOOKING GLASS

First of all, it needs to be said.  Wherever The Bean goes, flowers follow.  These delectable roses appeared yesterday - someone misses my child.  No surprise there.  I am already struggling with that sense of dread that accompanies her departure.  I want to gather her to me and hold her close and breathe the magic word into her ear- the one that would have her packing her bags and returning home.  I have issues.  Believe me, I am hyper-aware of this.


There has been knitting.  I have been really enjoying The Looking Glass sweater - remembering now what it was that I loved so much about stranded knitting... the rhythm, the quiet emergence of surprising color, the eagerness to discover what would be next.  Pleasure knitting.

I'm using a Noro sock yarn along with the Cascade Venezia in worsted weight.  This is a surprising yarn - very strong and glossy - not something that I might normally choose.  If I break my 'no repeat' rule, I am thinking that one of the Briar Rose fibers would be excellent - I'd like to see some variegated goodness emerging.  Let's be honest here - when is it EVER not the right time to use 'Grandma's Blessing'?!!!  Chris's booth is my first stop at Sheep and Wool.  I park my car and burn a path directly to her tent!  After I have pawed over her succulent offerings, I can relax and view the rest of the show!


I promised Halloween goodies.  Enjoy!







3 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...

I love the colors you chose for your Looking Glass. I'm about to start the sleeves on mine. It's a great pattern!

Paulina said...

I am so amazed at your quilting. I have been struggling with a piece for three days and managed to get it done today for work. I will be posting it with all the trials and tribulations. You would have known just what to do. But I am such a postulant. And if it were not for the little plastic hook, I would swear this prince dog of your was trying to entice me with a cookie~~~ Hey babe, how 'bout a night dancin with the darlin'! Come on, you know you wanna.....

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