Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Eve?

Here is hoping that everyone is warm and setting up to enjoy their families. Prayers and best wishes to those who are having harder times than I am. Hard times are no fun at all. Still they are a fact of life I guess.
I have made some nice chemo caps that are going to the cancer treatment center this weekend to keep some bald heads warm. I was making one for Bethany and got all carried away ! I still feel the urge to make another mans cap. Looks like the drive will be a productive time for all that knitting since I don't drive myself. DH does all the driving and even puts up with yarn all over the car!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


is not just some group of bad guys from the man from uncle. Sometimes it is a place that can only lead to creation. My frustration with the obsession that so many have with the mass produced "individuality" has become almost toxic. I suppose it is the reason that I left the RenFairs.
Once upon a time...awhile ago... in a land we made up for ourselves....
artists reigned ! Our kingdom was our market place. We produced what we sold during the year and also demonstrated our skills for the general populace to become entranced with. Often teaching classes during the run of the show. Then came the dark plague upon our lands. Imported items of low overhead and mass production produced by slave labour in lands far away were allowed to be obtained and sold in the market places for low cost and low standards.
Not being able to demonstrate the making of these things, merchants petitioned the King to release them from the requirement. Thus the general populace came to find that the show was not what they recalled and eventually the magic of art and handcraft was replaced by the cheap and plentiful. Slowly the artists drifted away in their caravans to the quiet corners of the land where the magic still lives but is often overlooked by those who do not create in their own life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Still have not heard from the hospital about when the biopsy is to be done. I am a nervous wreck.
So I bought some silly foofy purple eyelash yarn to work up with some black for a witch hat with ear flaps to wear! Either for myself or I will donate it to the cancer project for someone with a spark of silly to use.
Still no camera... still no personal computer. Medical care is an expensive hobby.

Monday, November 5, 2007

well... back to the knitting blog with no pics...

still I am having a wonderful time with the lace knitting. The Hemlock Ring KAL is wonderful fun. Once you get past the urge to read the instructions ahead instead of just knitting them as you get to them. I made one in a heathered grey that is just beautiful. I have one on round needles now that is in a green baby weight acrylic (gasp>>> ok... it is for a baby and one that is going to get lots of use by a young mom) that is going to be just to cute.

Nest I am going to put some of the silk in my stash to use for a lovely cowl for daughter #1 or #2 I am not sure which yet. At least that is the plan now.