Friday, November 14, 2008

Calm for the Holidays

This seems like a contradiction, calm and holiday in the same phrase. For some reason I am finding peace in everyone else's manic momentum, making mine seem pretty reasonable. I have had a couple of brainstorm ideas for presents that may or may not occur, but I am OK with that. I have not even been to yoga in a while, since my neck fiasco, but am going to look into it, when I feel like it. Evening walks and a glass of wine might have been responsible, but the little bits of chaos that I was NOT enjoying, appear to be ironing themselves out.

I am working on the thrummed mittens from the Yarn Harlot's site, quite enjoyable and I think that they will be appreciated by the recipients when the cold Michigan winter comes blowing in. I might even make myself some. I have so much hand spun yarn that I "sampled" and this will be a great way to use it (not to mention the roving that had not gotten spun and looked better as roving anyway...perfect thrums).

It is Friday and I am in a great mood. I had my massage yesterday that took the painful kinks out of my neck and back (just in time to kink them up with major knitting this weekend, oh well). Tomorrow is the Shop Hop and I am excited to be rambling around in the fiber shops for the day and lunching with friends. And the great news for Sunday is that I mistakenly wrote a birthday party date on this week when it is actually next week. This gives me, dare I even write it, a day with NO specific plans!!!!!! This could be a first. I have to resist the temptation to call people and check local events. My husband knows not to plan anything either. We are going to have a relaxing cottage day minus the drive. Maybe I won't answer the phone, maybe I will stay in my pajamas all day (Please don't come over to check). Maybe we will go to the movie theater. Oh the possibilities!

My glee at the thought of the plan-less day has taught me something. Maybe a little down time and a bit of saying, "No, sorry I can't" can be a good thing. I am sure that I am a better helper, listener and participant when I am in this zen kind of mood, that is truly a good thing. For everyone.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

KNITTA makes the NY Times!

I have long admired the Knitta folks, making a public statement in such a beautiful and fun way...and am still waiting to see who starts this excitement in our neck of the woods.....

This article includes many great photos of the subversive knitting behavior, I think you will love it, maybe you are even responsible???