Thursday, September 6, 2007
What a day I had today. I not only learned useful new skills, but I enjoyed myself in the process. I love that I can still learn. This blog speaks to that. Now, for awhile, the non- knitters reading this may want to file their nails or take a nap. I have to tell you how thrilling it was to learn to quickly knit with two colors in two different hands and the yarn strung around the back of my neck just like the Peruvian men high up in the Andes. I also learned to knit the most beautiful textured stripes that appear vertically and make such a lovely texture. If I could only do everything I do while simultaneously knitting all of the projects I want to knit. These are the dreams I dream.
Today I learned that a creative artist and a brilliant author has to fight to have her true self represented in her publications. So if you were among the knitting public that responded to The Color Book By Sally with bewilderment, wonder no more. I saw the book through her eyes. The intention of the artist has been communicated and the technical is all there. Now, I have to execute the patterns and produce some amazing projects. Sounds easy and challenging and exciting to me!
I must confess that I have taken knitting instruction from some outstanding teachers. I have pages of instructions printed out and swatches and samples knit in classes that I enjoyed, yet never looked at again. Today was broken into two 3 hour classes that were rich in useful information for me. Many of you have a pastime that brings you as much satisfaction as my knitting passion brings me. It makes all of the harder times in life a little easier to bear.
Today is the day our dog Roxie would have turned 18. She passed away on June 28th and I still hear her paws clicking across the hardwood in the still of my quiet late nights. If you knew her and you knew how special she was to our family, that means we must love you too. The pictures posted were taken during her last days. Thanks for the memories and good night...