Monday, May 11, 2009

Bork! Bork! Bork!

by Caroline

I promised my mother a post on Mother's Day and I didn't make it. My computer caught a bug and I spent the evening hunting it down and hopefully exterminating it. Tonight my thoughts are bouncing all over the place and so, instead of well-written sentences, you are getting bullet points. I'm keeping the original title, though, just because I like it.

--and because, Swedish Ivy is thriving! Ericka, I think you may be right, you can't kill this plant (I'm only qualifying it because I don't want to jinx it). Ivy travelled back and forth with me as I worked in Vermont the last couple of months and she continued to grow. I pinched a few leaves off and she just spread. This picture is a couple weeks old and it is time for a new one but in the interest of getting a post up, this is the one you get

--Kathy, I just finished watching a marvelous movie: "Ladies in Lavender". What a great movie! I highly recommend it; in fact, I'm going to send it to you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, the English seacoast (Cornwall), and a story that is hard to explain just why you like it so much because it is all about character and faces and clothes and the time. Mom might want to see it first, though, so I'll wait to check with her.

--I took a class at Yarn & Fiber, last month. Interpreting Japanese Lace Charts, given by Sandy Terp. What a great class! I finished the class with a huge urge to go out and knit lace. I have so many projects in the way. I know, I know: "I am in charge of my knitting" but apparently I'm not in charge of my knitting list. I did start the Maple Leaf Shawl a while back, but that was put down to finish other projects. I'm coming for you lace, I'm coming!

--I finished my Hobbiton socks from my Lord of the Strings sock club. Love this pattern, love the yarn. I gave the socks to Lora and am now on the look out for a green that looks right for the pattern.

--did I show you my iPod Cozy? Sadly, I have managed to misplace it already. And I don't have my notes handy to give credit, so I hope I have posted it once already with the credit.

--the second Lord of the Strings package arrived. Legolas! Designed again by the talented lobug, here is a quote from the Unique Sheep about the colorway: "...colors that would make one think of the oldest parts of a birch forest." The pattern has multiple techniques I've never tried before and I have to admit, it's kicking my butt! I finished the first pair in time but I think I might receive sock #3 before I finish #2.

--I have to show you one of my cutest wee tiny socks. This elf sock was designed by Meggles (Ravelry link) and the group I swap with did this as a knit-along. This was another pattern that kicked a little butt before co-operating. Many thanks to all who helped me.

--and finally, a thanks to the ladies at Green Mountain Fibers & Yarn, in Rutland, for their welcome every Thursday night. I miss my knitting group, working on the road. Hotel living might give me plenty of time to knit but there is nothing like knitting with a group. There is no doubt in my mind that it has improved my knitting and helped my confidence grow. So, when I find a group on the road, it is a little like coming a bit of home. Thank you.

I covered everything on my list but I'm not sure I remembered everything I wanted to put on the list. That's OK, though, anything I forgot I can tell my mother in person because she comes home this week. Yay! Not to forget: Dad, too. Yay! Happy Mother's Day to you again, Mom.


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Lots of lovely projects:)Hugs Darcy

Mom said...

I have to admit, I needed Kathy to remind me of the Swedish chief . Great title. Actually, wonderful post, I can't pick a favorite part to comment on. Maybe the cutest little sock or that green, green sock. And Lace!

Lora said...

Great blog post!! I love my socks!!