Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Not quite a week.

Still not much to show. I worked a bit on this scarf and oy. I need to stick to basic stuff for a while. I wanted the cables on this It Ain't Plain, Jane scarf to wave rather than cross but I seem to have gotten confused.

Often. It's an utter mess or it was before I pulled it back to the part before I started turning it into a testament to a confused mind.

It seems that the more new skills I learn at work, the more old skills fall out my other ear. Soon I will be unable to speak in coherent English, but by damn, my spreadsheets will be gorgeous and balance everytime!

So before I turn into a blithering idiot, I will post this to remind me of what charms me.



"Your exact moment of the day is always changing, because the sun never sets at exactly the same time. You are the romantic moments just after sunset when it's still light enough to see your way around outside, and the sky is a blend of reds, pinks, purples, and blues. At this time of day, the light has a special way of making even rundown buildings looks like works of art. You're like that, too – you're always finding beauty and magic in unexpected places. Not only will you wish on the first star you see, somewhere inside, you actually expect that wish to come true." - I do, you know. It's why I try to wish things that really could happen someday and don't add time limits.

Thanks for the quiz Suzanne, I needed this little bit of winsome poetry to bring the magic of everyday back to mind. Darn cold season.

Off to dream in bank rec's and tab delimited files. I really hope the dreams that don't contain numbers and Excel come back soon. I miss the pretty flowers and weird yarn/knitting photos that used to creep into the mind's eye at night. Hanging upside down from a tree limb to get the right lighting angle on that lace shawl I whipped up in a fortnight while the children teach the dog how to join to knit in the round without all those annoying ladders seems like a normal type of dream now.

6 Comments:

  • i like it. plain would be predictable. i like that it just goes back and forth. the scarf has its own agenda. very living. organic.

    you'll settle soon. i have no doubt. soon you'll be all spreadsheet happy and organising everything with excel like that crazy woman i'll call La Sassy of the Spiral Staircase of Genetiville.

    By Anonymous IHateToast, at 1:52 AM, February 09, 2008  

  • I'm picturing things falling out of your head...

    By Blogger Sarah, at 6:25 AM, February 09, 2008  

  • I like the scarf Dorothy, it doesn't look confused to me (maybe that says something about the state of my mind...lol). Hang in - Ed always says to me "this too shall pass." Personally I am still waiting...tee hee.

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 9:35 AM, February 09, 2008  

  • The waving is nice, but there's something special about the disorder, too, you know? :0)

    By Blogger Charity, at 11:09 AM, February 09, 2008  

  • I agree, disorder is intriguing. I really love that yarn - you could knit the whole thing in a different stitch pattern every four rows and it would still be beautiful.

    Not that I am recommending that - that would take much more brain than it's worth.

    By Anonymous Emily, at 6:08 AM, February 10, 2008  

  • The scarf looks good from here.

    I'm 6:49 AM - I was really amazed at how accurate my time was - yours is quite lovely.
    I could use more of that 'finding the beauty' in things myself.

    By Blogger Miss Scarlett, at 2:30 PM, February 11, 2008  

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