Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Where Have I Been????

I was relatively uninspired on the knitting front and actually started worrying that I was really hitting a big knitting slump. In my mind, knitting slump and owning a yarn shop should not go hand in hand since there's always something to knit around here. Turns out I was getting sick - and really should have guessed that because it really is the only time that I don't want to knit. Silly me! I had the flu along with Emma, so she and I spent quite a bit of time the last few days - since Saturday - in and out of bed.

Yesterday, I spent glued to the TV watching the inaugeration - wow! Makes me kinda wish I was American - it was so amazing - we don't have anything political like that up here. Our prime minister is sworn in with some kind of ceremony but it's not really a big deal. I am excited for what I think Barack Obama will bring to the world - not just the US - he is an amazing man. My mother was a huge fan of John F. Kennedy and in fact, she and my dad went to Washington DC on their honeymoon. I remember her crying when she was watching the funeral on TV and I remember asking her why and she said because he was such a great man. I feel like she must have felt about Barack Obama - he's mesmorizing and I sure hope he can change politics the way he says he wants to.....congratulatons to all my American friends on your new President - you should be very proud of a man like that. Oh and my favorite part - watching the Neighborhood Ball on TV and seeing he and his wife dancing to Beyonce - and then when he danced with just ordinary people to Stevie Wonder - well, I could not wipe the smile from my face. There he was the President of the United States dancing and dancing well!

Not something knit by me - but something worn by me at every opportunity. Grace from Araucania Collection Book 1 knit out of Tanis Fiber Arts Aran in Spearmint - I'm in love!
And now for something knit by me - it's going to be a contest. Name the yarn, and pattern. It's on it's way to Pick Up Sticks. Along with some new Handmaiden yarns, new Artyarns, new Classic Elite La Gran, Dream in Color Starry......and lots more!


Virginia Middleton said...

First off, hi Connie!

My certain the yarn is some of the lovely stuff my mother-in-law (Louise) bought when we were by on Boxing day (can't remember the name, but it's fantastic yarn).

No idea on the pattern, but it looks great and I can't wait to see how it evolves. :)

Chris said...

I am thinking the Swirl shawl and in Jojoland Melody yarn-hoping you will get them in-hope you are all on the mend Chris

Sandra said...

not sure of the yarn, but it's the swirl scarf pattern - I bought it too, and have started it using hte remains of my Kauni yarn from my cardigan.