Knit Together

Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together.
--Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


It seems as though my new job has pummeled my interest in this blog, and knitting, and other domestic artsy stuff. But I'm still here!

I like my new job. I finally have a daily rhythm. To bed at midnight; up at 8; to work by 9:30; work until 5:30; to the gym; home for dinner; make next day's lunch; set up coffee maker; read a bit; and go to bed. Now I need to figure how to weave a little knitting in there.

I also have other stuff to do, such as earning Continuing Education Units for my license (which I kept active in Texas). And I have some reading to do outside my job which is related to my professional and personal devlopment. I think I need to resort to a task list, and do something that helped last summer: create my own syllabus (of sorts) for the books I need to read.
  • Look up CEU coursework and learn what I need to do.
  • Complete Ethics, Gender, & Multicultural Issues in Supervision.
  • Complete Receiving Gifts from Clients: Ethical and Therapeutic Issues.
  • Complete Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists.
  • Create reading syllabus for The Creative Connection.
  • Complete Expressive Arts as Healing and take test.
  • Create reading syllabus for Talking From 9 to 5.
  • Create reading syllabus for The Creativity Book.
  • Finish reading The Non-Profit Handbook.
  • Write thank you notes to the several artists who have sent me gifts of their work (GypsyCrone, Bess, and Kim).
  • Carve out a knitting time in my schedule.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Green Can Be Good

Your Heart Is Green

Love completes you, but that doesn't mean you seek it out.
When love comes your way, you integrate it peacefully into the rest of you life.

Your flirting style: Laid back

Your lucky first date: Walking around aimlessly and talking

Your dream lover: Is both enthusiastic and calm

What you bring to relationships: Balance

[via Shirl, whose heart is blue]

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Did You Know?

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Knitting!

  1. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than knitting.

  2. The eye of an ostrich is bigger than knitting.

  3. Knitting can pollinate up to six times more efficiently than the honeybee!

  4. Humans share about fifty percent of their DNA with knitting!

  5. Knitting can be very poisonous if injected intravenously.

  6. People used to believe that dressing their male children as knitting would protect them from evil spirits!

  7. Some hotels in Las Vegas have knitting floating in their swimming pools.

  8. The difference between knitting and a village is that knitting does not have a church.

  9. You share your birthday with knitting.

  10. There are roughly 10,000 man-made objects the size of knitting orbiting the Earth!

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Thursday, January 05, 2006


You know the missing needle that I blamed on Sophie?

Ummm... er... I found it at the bottom of my knitting bag tonight. Heh.

Guess I owe the furball an apology by way of an extra kitty treat.

From The Yarn Harlot

"Knitting is love, looped and warm."
--Stephanie Pearl-McPhee,
Yarn Harlot: the Secret Life of a Knitter

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

At Long Last

Husband and I decided what to do with the wedding gift my parents gave us (cash). After waking up more often than not with sore backs and, in my case, tingling numb arms, we elected to get a new bed. Not having bought one in over a decade, we found they are bigger now, and much more plush. I hope the sheets we have will fit! Otherwise we'll have to go buy new ones using the balance on our gift cards. Horrors! Here are a couple perspectives.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Oh Boy

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year

Happy new year! Husband and I worked diligently to put away Christmas. It always seems to go faster taking down the decorations. I feel a sense of deflation, but I also feel content that I have my living room returned to its ordinary state. Time to get on with the business of 2006.

The weather is appropriate for the day: rainy, blustery, with wind gusts up to 50 mph. It's very dramatic and makes me want to stay inside, take a long hot bath, and light a fire tonight. The cats will be quite happy about the extra warmth.

By the way, we thoroughly cleaned the living room and there is still no sign of the missing knitting needle. It's not a small needle either! It's a mystery as to where Sophie hid it. I'm grateful I received a Michael's gift card from my parents. I may need to buy another set. Guess this means I'm a "real" knitter, now that I've misplaced a needle!