Monday, April 17, 2006

Going Out Darinkin'

So my knitting group went out to a wine bar during Spring Break -- last Thursday -- no knitting, just hanging out, drinking, and eating. Martha related this wonderful tidbit from her fabulous husband:
My handsome husband said this morning: 'First you knit during the
day, then you knit at night, now you're going out darinkin'. It's the road
to ruin I tell you!'

That's right my friend, the road to ruin is lined with swatches, knitting needles, and stash ...



So here we are (Cheers!) -- doesn't Shannon look stunned by it all? Egads! she thinks, I have no children with me? No one pitching a fit over dinner? Great day in the morning!

So I had a wonderful Easter weekend visiting the parents and the in-laws. But the sock was sorely neglected. Here it is looking wistful amongst the lilacs ...


But the spiral bag (Harry Potter and the SS was on Saturday night, so mega knitting time) is almost ready for felting. I am so put off by how big and floppy it is, but am keeping the faith -- it will felt, right? This is my first (intentionally) felted piece. I can't wait to see how it works ...



So I'm only 5 pages into Plan B by Anne Lamott and I just have to say how much I LOVE her writing. I read just the front page of the Washington Post today and was getting depressed about the violence and corruption and then I happened upon this quote in Lamott's book which was just what I needed:

"How are we going to get through this craziness?" I asked. There
was silence for a moment.

"Left foot, right foot, left foot, breathe," he said.

Thank you Anne.

11 comments:

Emma said...

Poor neglected socks. But the bag looks amazing. I will be checking back to see how it comes out.

Liz K. said...

I neglected the sock this weekend, too, and I ready to begin the toe. I think those tiny needles and all those yarn overs are getting to me!

Rhonda said...

That bag looks amazing! Felting will work, trust me, I've done lots. You'll be hooked too.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

The bag looks great, so far. You're going to love the post-felting results.

And when I see it...I'm going to want to make one, too!

Mo said...

Yes, the felting will work! You'll love it.

I guess it was a bad weekend for socks. I also neglected my sock, but I started something new. I will show it tomorrow!

Ann said...

Thanks for the encouraging words about the bag! I'm going to try to finish up tonight (depending on how early the kids go to bed) so that I can felt it tomorrow ... I can't wait to see how it turns out ...

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, that is the most gorgeous sock next to the stunning lilac. Pretty picture!

Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day. I really appreciated it. :)

And, I have always loved Anne Lamott too. She's an amazing, inspirational writer.

harv said...

Your knitting, al always, is stunning. I never would have imagined you hadn't read Lamott. I adore "Operating Instructions."

Martina said...

Thanks for mentioning Anne Lamott. I'd never heard of her before. Sounds like an interesting book!

Anonymous said...

Ann, you have too much time on your hands girlfriend if you can do all of this. Im stunned! Are you all crazy or what?! LOL

Shannon

Ann said...

Martha -- I have read Operating Instructions, it's one of my favorites, but not much else besides that (I did read "All New People" which I liked, but her fiction is different).

Have fun this week! We'll miss you at knitting group!