Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tis the Season

Oh blog, I have missed you. I just never seem to want to post without pictures, and can't seem to get the camera and the cord and the computer together in the same place! There has been a small amount of knitting, a small amount of soap-showing, a small amount of gardening, a large amount of parrot snuggling, and lots of time at work over the last month. I seem to have traded in my knitting habit for an eating habit; not a good long-term plan, Martha says. Sage advice.

Things to consider for December? 1. Balance the crushing social pressure to shop, shop, shop with the fact that Yule doesn't even require shopping. 2. Get the darn car fixed. 3. I need a new set of fingerless mitts and a new knitted cap. 4. Find a new knitting store / knitting circle. I have been missing the gang at Knit N Stitch more and more each day. 5. Blog more!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Autumnal Urges

I put some more plants into the garden this weekend - it is odd to prune some things for fall and plant other things as seedlings! The beets are sprouting, the lettuces & spinach are doing well, and I will put the larkspur in the ground in the morning. I cut back the roses, weeded around the herb bed and cut back the hyssop and marjoram plants.

This time of year makes me want to hibernate; to cuddle up with my latptop, or knitting, and cocoa and a cat and watch the world go by. But, contrariwise, I have also been longing to get out and meet up with other knitters, with my lace friends - to get back into the fiber scene. I took a year off from fiber exploits and really miss it. On a related note, I should really start a batch of soap, put in some laundry and fire up the breadmaker this evening!

For now, I will walk mindfully, breathe deeply, turn my face to the sun and enjoy the turning of the wheel of the year.