Today you are you!

Inspired by a dear friend who is currently decorating her nursery for the impending arrival of Lil’ Miss Awesomeness… I have revisited my love for Dr. Seuss.

My favorite quote:

Today you are you.
That is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you.

Wise words there.

Now, for knitting news!

Pattern Writing:

The Vest
Currently on hold. A few issues have popped up and are being dealt with, but until things are worked out…it’s been tabled. Eventually, one way or another, it will be completed and released.

Other pattern writing adventures
I’ve recently been approached by my friend Erin over at Fiberolio to work up a few patterns for her handspun wonder yarns!! I’m excited about the prospect of working with some amazing handspun! Go get yourself some, she does awesome, soft, squishy, fluffy wonderous work!!!! www.fiberolio.com

I have had the idea of a cardigan that has been running around my head for ages and no time to work on it…but, soon…very, very soon… It will involve: fingering and lace weight yarns, perhaps some worsted if I’m feeling frisky; interesting shaping, lace work and other fun stuff!! I have yet to decide on which yarns I will be using…but I have one company in mind…we shall see!!!

Selfish Knitting:

I have decided that I have been doing not enough knitting for myself. 99% of what I have been working on for the past 2+ years has been for other people and I have needs, too, dammitall!!!! So…I am currently working on two selfish profects.

One, the Dream In Color Shrug, using DIC Classy in the Black Parade colorway… GORGEOUS. I cannot wait until it’s done. I love the pattern and I love the yarn and I love the color!!

The other, Lazy Lara shawl…in an amazing teal semi-solid from Sanguine Gryphon, in their new lace weight yarn, Mithril…colorway called Bottled Imp. Makes me swoon it’s so gorgeous…the sheer depth of color blows your mind. The pattern is wonderful!! Challenging enough to hold my interest but not so hard that I want to poke my eyes out. It is fantastic and about 85% done!!! I can’t wait!!

A note about my new favorite yarn…
I have been hearing about Sanguine Gryphon yarn for a while now…and when I found out they were going to be at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year… I had to see what the fuss was all about. Yeah…WOW. Mostly semi-solid colors, but since semi-solid is my new favorite thing ever… I was in heaven!!!! I got a skein of Mithril (lace) in Bottled Imp and 2 skeins of Skinny Bugga (fingering) in Tomato Frog (a to die for RED)…and wish like hell I had picked up more….but that is what the website is for!! If you have not tried Sanguine Gryphon’s yarn…GO GET SOME NOW!!!!! No, I mean it…NOW!!! www.sanguinegryphon.com

That’s all for now…
Until next time…have happiness!!!

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Communication

Communication.

Sometimes it’s the easiest thing in the world.

Sometimes it is the weight of a 1,000 stones.

Sometimes is misfires.

Sometimes it hits the mark, bullseye.

Communication in this age, the Tech Age, with all the new-fangled techie things that take all tone, emotion and humanity out of our words is a bitch.  It sucks and I hate it.

We, as humans, add whatever “voice” to the words we read that fit best in our head…whether the writers meant them that way or not.  As a writer, we hope beyond hope that our words are perceived in the manner they were meant.  It doesn’t always go that way. 

Someone I adore and I are going thru some communication set backs right now…and it sucks. 

Oh, another thing that I hate about this Age of Tech…. 

Because we Tweet, Facebook, Email, Text with each other in a never-ending stream of thought…we assume that we actually KNOW each other…  We don’t.  At all.  That, I think, is the hardest thing to remember in this age.  We don’t know one damn thing about our “online” friends…and they don’t know us. 

We all just think we do.