Friday, 27 May 2016

A To Do List

When I woke this morning, I heard it raining.  The birds are singing now and there are no other sounds.  It's very quiet.  I have missed this deep quiet the last few years. 

So here is today's run down of things to do:

1.  I don't have to go anywhere.
2. House is officially done as of noon today.
3. I have all kinds of fibre to think about for Tuesday spinning. 
 A beautiful Polworth, 
 a Fleece Artist braid,
 A lovely Top Knot,
 Pure vibrant silk,
 the most delicious Malabrigo roving,
Two lovely braids of luscious hand dyed goodness from Colour Adventure.

Sorry.  I forgot where I was for a moment.

4.  Good things to knit 
              - Isaac's sweater
              - His mom's sweater
              - Bridgewater?

Such a lovely list.  

And if luck follows today, there will be a couple of new to me movies arriving on my doorstep.  The lookout is for a great weekend!


Thursday, 26 May 2016

It's a...

Since I seem to be in the mood for knitting everything but what I ought to be finishing, I started yet another new project.

This is the last project for others I will be doing for a while, but I have been looking forward to knitting this. I have been planning it for a couple of years.

It sure doesn't look like anything much, but this is a pretty good section of a sweater.  What you see, is half of the back of a most interesting sweater design by Joji Locatelli.  This is Pole and I am knitting it out of some truly lovely Madelinetosh in the colourway Curiosity.

I searched for this colourway for a long time.  It didn't take that long, but it did take several tries to find the right colour.  I have 2 other sweater quantities of Madelinetosh that were the wrong colour.  (Send the yarn back?  Not on your life) till I found this utterly perfect cross between lavender and gray. This is the sweater for my daughter in law Amy and it needed to be the perfect colour for her.

The pattern is her pick of pattern.  She fell in love with the sweep of collar and the way the sweater flows across the back of the this Locatelli design.  

It's lovely to work with yarn and an interesting, innovative pattern and it seems to be working up quickly.  All good things.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sounds of Silence

I don't watch a lot of tv shows.  Here at the house there isn't any feed, except for the lone channel, CBC which tries to make sure that all Canadians get some kind of signal in these digital world days.  The days of over the air tv are almost gone.  I don't see shows like Dancing with the Stars in real time.  I see things like it when someone likes it on their facebook feeds.  So when something comes up from a show that is significant, and moves me, I go searching. The music and dance by this years winning team moved me incerdibly, but it was the song that held the power for me.  I went searching.

It may have been written out of 21 year old angst, but then, as now, this simple song had such power.

So yeah.  Here I am lover of Bach, and Mozart and opera and Pink, loving this cover by Disturbed, of the Sounds of Silence.  Withstanding my test of time, and getting so much better with age.

But then, aren't we all.