Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Happy belated bloggiversary, Bess! I cannot believe it's been five years since you began this. Time, it is a flying. I'm extremely relieved that your finger will be ok and that you're able to knit again. Happy early early spring to you.

By Blogger Clara, at 9:53 AM  

So glad you and your finger are feeling better and that you're able to knit again!

So.... what's in store for the The Next 5 Years...? :-)

By Blogger Mary, at 10:32 AM  

Glad you're mending, dear Bess! And I love that picture of the sand and stones. Something about it reminds me!

By Blogger Jane, at 12:23 PM  

I too am relieved that your finger is out of its 'casing' and that you can knit again.

I *love* your spring-y photos -- we're covered in snow here still. Our Canadian groundhogs -- one in Winnipeg and 1 in Ontario -- did *not* see their shadows (likely due to snow and cloud cover!) so we are *definitely* looking for an early spring!!

Now, may I have your permission to copy the 'creekbed' photo? What a wonderful inspiration source for some stitchery!

Thanks and hugs,

P.S. Your sweet remarks on my blog have me blushing.

By Anonymous Marg in Calgary, at 5:04 PM  

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Sunday, February 03, 2008  

The Next 5 Years

I have been released from the gigantic bandage and can knit again, though my typing leaves much to be desired. The stitches in my finger will come out on Tuesday and I will be less squeamish about things manual, then. The worst part about an injury that requires a doctor (in my case emergency room since Queenly BooBoos tend to happen at night and besides I needed a tetanus booster) is how depressed they leave you. And there was a lot of blood. And it's better now, so I'll shut up about it.

I swear it – I didn't even cheat with this week's Creativity Jar project.

Do you even remember Norton's Anthology? Do they still even use it in college? We have one edition at the library and a different one at home. I think I'll use the home edition since that is where I am today and I have time to work on it.

Yesterday, though our groundhogs all saw their shadows and have dived below to wait out 6 more weeks of winter, other Signs of Spring are indisputable.

(looks like the leaves of 2007 are paying homage to the dandilions of 2008)

Winter skies remain, all full of turmoil and instability – but beautiful.

I've been obsessing a lot with colorways inspired by nature the past few days, in particular the more subtle ones. We had blessed, drought relieving rain on Friday, which left us this exercise in neutrals.

I am thinking of one of those Three and One stranded colorwork patterns that Elizabeth Zimmermann used to knit up.

Well - it is good to be able to post again but it is even better to be able to knit again. I'm half way up two-sleeves-at-once on the Milan. I have decided to ditch the portrait collar - I am just too matronly shaped for it - and will knit a band of the spur stitch in Brown Sheep Hand Paint's English Garden around the neckline, matching the front band. No photos right now since all there is to see is teal blue stockinette, but soon, soon.

Happy Sunday to you all

posted by Bess | 8:19 AM