Wednesday, April 13, 2011

hello, old friend

Some days are like a breath of fresh air, y'know?

The trails are finally cleared of their winter muck, so I walked six miles in some of my favorite woods.

Throughout the day, I was lucky enough to chat with three friends who I've known since I was about 16. Soooo thankful to still be in touch with these good people.

And there was even a little bit of time left in the evening to add a few more rows to my Ingrid cardigan. This is only the second time I've worked on it since February, but the second sleeve is almost as long as the first now. True to form, this super warm and wooly sweater will probably be ready to wear in, oh, July or August. ;-)

Still, it was refreshing to knit a bit, chat a bit, walk a bit.

It was a very good day.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

following the bliss. again. still.

Scott and Jesse: In Delaware for a rocketry event.

Me: Walking 6 miles with a group of awesome and fascinating people on a sparkling early spring Saturday morning, tickled to see flowers and buds and feel the warmth of the sunshine.

Leah: Over the moon in her favorite of the 19th century ball gowns she's sewn to date, asked to dance for all but the few dances she sat out (to rest) at the 1861 Ball of the Rebellion. Months of anticipation, weeks of sewing, 4-1/2 hours of dancing and festivities, and a lifetime of good memories.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

In progress

Pillow to match the Goob's comforter.

Granny square mania and stash diving continues.

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

each one teach one

Outgoing learning: From Scott to Troy, winner of a lampworking workshop that Scott offered as part of a fundraising auction.

Incoming learning: From Holyoke Creative Arts Center to Leah, a Patternmaking: Bodices class. More skills added to her growing seamstress arsenal.

Meanwhile, Jesse and I hiked to a peak on Mt. Tom. Wicked cold up there, but interesting history/ruins and what a view!

Blooming hyacinths on my desk, because their smell is intoxicating and I wish I could share it with you all. Go ahead, take a deep breath. Can't you just feel springtime on the way?

To everything there is a season

Hike now. Knit later. WooHoo!

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