i'm leaving!!! yeehaw, i'm getting on a plane and flying off this island!! i'm so excited i could just spit because
1. i haven't been off this island in three years
2. i'm going ALONE
for the past two weeks we've had a couple of male house guests here on a welding job. guests are great, but there is already a husband, a 17 year old (injured) son and a small white dog in this house. the warm fuzzies for male companionship wore off about 10 days and two containers of clorox wet-wipes ago.
so how convenient that my daughter is moving into a new apartment right now. her first one that is all her own, no roommates. it's a landmark moment and call it grasping at straws, but i'm pretty sure it's required that mothers assist in these situations. i'll grasp whatever i have to to get out of this house.
so i'm off tomorrow, prepared to be amazed at how fast my new 4G iphone will work in the states. i can't wait to get on an escalator - love those things - smell a skunk. go to dairy queen. finally step foot in an IKEA store. and anthropologie. and see all those cherry blossoms everyone posts about. and eat sushi without a husband asking why anyone would pay for that when he can grab a raw fish anytime...
before i leave let me share what i've been working on. it's been a long winter.
i've been knitting and felting bowls...
lots of them. it's like knitting pets, they're small and warm and soft.
some of them i lined with my hand-dyed fabric scraps,
i like how sturdy it made them.
this is a cowl knit from a beautiful merino yarn by Katia.
it's fluffy and soft and i like the subtle pops
of colour here and there in it.
this scarf is called "Loreli's Gift," i found the pattern in the book
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders by judith durant.
i knit it in a beautiful heathered baby alpaca - soft as a cloud.
i finished it just before xmas, and decided i couldn't give it away.
i love it too much. love the colours, and the silkiness. the yarn was a gift
from my daughter, it's an extra fine italian
merino lace weight by ella rae.
like knitting a lamborghini.
and then there's these guys
it wasn't enough that i didn't finish the first pair i started, i had to start a second pair.
i don't think there is a winter long enough for me to be able to finish knitting socks.
but sock are patient creatures.
that's it. that's all i got. i'm off to pack for my fabulous, man-less 13 days
of no dinner-cooking. i'm sure when i return i'll have great stories
of being lost in an elevator, or a parking lot,
or arrested for jay walking...
it's going to be so much fun.