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Wednesday, September 15, 2004  

Dearest dears

Rest assured I am fine - but suddenly life has exploded into a riot of opportunities and possibilities and my whole routine is up for grabs. When I have woven all the threads of this new tapestry of daily living neatly in I'll be back to my usually gabby posts about the important things in life, like capri pants and summer mold eradication.

Here's what my guru astrologer has to say about today - and really about the coming months!

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. That's not the first time you've heard this phrase, nor will it be the last. It's always relevant, and often appropriate. But it is, nonetheless, exceptionally apposite now. A most amazing New Moon has just aligned with Mars in your sign. Suddenly, you have been granted the ability to put plans into practice and turn dreams into realities. You've got energy and opportunity, where before you had only hope and aspirations. You feel deeply determined to clear up some awkward issue which has upset you in the past. You'll manage it, soon.

I would say "yep".

Several people have written about the aran knit-along which has a start date (that is utterly negotiable) of September 20. Of course, I have no guarantee that my yarn will be in by then and we leave on vacation the 23rd. I can't imagine fate would be so contrary but one can't count on anything in a year where there are three hurricanes in 1 month. In my case, If I have my yarn I'll start on it and if I don't I'll have to wait till Oct. 1. And the decision has been made. I'll knit the cover sweater on the XRX book:

I had had reservations because thought there was too much purl on the sweater. Not that I mind purling, but I when I looked at the photo I kept thinking it wasn't balanced enough with the cables. Some further study made me realize that it's the yarn that gives the purl such an overpowering appearance. It's a non-resilient fiber, I forget now, silk or cotton. I want something more cushy and snuggly looking but not the full monty of Ragnar or Alice Starmore's St. Brigid Not in red, at least. Using a wool yarn ought to make those big sections of reverse st. st. ought to make it look more plush.

Of course, only swatching will tell and I can't do that till I have the yarn. So - let's all chant "Come, yarn, Come. Come, yarn, Come. Bess has a birthday and wants some knitting fun."

Okay, sorry for the doggerel. I'm sure silent juju will work just fine.

Hokay - lunch hour is over. Ta.

posted by Bess | 1:24 PM