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Sketches - you're doing sketches?! Now I feel totally outclassed, I mean really, you do great sketches, and now your stuff is going to look so much better than mine. I am hanging my head in shame at not being able to do lovely sketches.

By Blogger Shelia, at 8:19 AM  

As per your usual, your post re wishes & the hopes that lie underneath struck home w/me. Like you, I am a wish maker - 1st stars, a found coin, b'day candles.
When I make soup, I usually place a bay leaf in the broth & then it's left there. I started a "tradition": if you get the bay leaf in your bowl of soup, you get to make a wish. Works for me ^..^
See you soon, hon.
P.S. Shelia, your class will be great too!

By Blogger Martha, at 8:50 AM  

Stop that Sheila. These are purloined sketches of what a single crochet stitch looks like.

(Bess tickles Sheila so she starts to laugh)

You have magnificent handouts. I know it.

By Blogger Bess, at 11:08 AM  

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005  

The Umm.Yeah. Well’s are just about done. A tweak here or there is all that’s needed - and a few more clumsy and rudimentary sketches and I can go to press with them. I’ll have my copies this evening and can pack them away in the Knitters Review Retreat Box! Then I have only to knit up my demo swatches. My favorite is the cute little provisional crochet cast on swatch. I just love zipping the crochet chain off the stitches - but then I have to knit another swatch so I Will Not Zip any more swatches.

I never did paw through my stash so I still haven’t picked a New Beginnings Project and I haven’t any spare $$ this fall so I really must not buy anything new for a New Beginnings Project. I Must use Old Stash for New Beginnings. Absolutely. Must. And the weather is now saying 70’s the whole entire weekend so packing will be a challenge. A knitter’s retreat but it’s too hot for any of my sweaters? Sheesh!

I had almost forgotten that it is the First of the Month and that means all the cool monthly horoscopes with their hints and promises and tips. Here’s one tip I had never heard of - Make a New Moon Wish. For all my east coastie friends you are to do this tonight at 8:30 p.m. and for my further away friends you need only adjust for the time zone changes. Here’s how.

I love wishes. I’ve been making wishes all my life; on stars, on birthdays, at wells, even just when I’m taking a walk on a beautiful day. Wishes are really the first step in making Plans, and nobody loves Plans better than a Virgo, spawn the eternally hopeful sign - hopeful because one can always make Effort and Choose and devise Plans. But there’s no point in planning unless you want something and for that you ought to take a little time for wishing.

You’d be amazed at how many people haven’t got a clue about what they want. Oh - they might tell you they want chicken for dinner or they want more money or to be Rich’N’Famous. I’d surmise we’re all fairly alike in wanting to be healthy and loved and, perhaps as in the tale of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady, we all want to have our own way. But specifically what we want often lies undiscovered, not just un-admitted. So a wish is an opportunity to discover what would make you feel Ricn’N’Famous or that you were getting your own way.

Hmmmm. What would I ask for if I had 5 wishes?

posted by Bess | 7:33 AM