WIP Wednesday


Wingspan, in Araucania Huasco, Code Color: 7.

Every time I knit with Araucania, I fall a little more in love.  It’s definitely a splurge yarn for me, but sometimes I just can’t resist its charms!


I just finished I Am In Here by Elizabeth M. Bonker, about her autistic daughter and her struggle to communicate.  It’s a book of hope, courage and commitment; I enjoyed it very much.

I’m rereading (for the nth time) Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.  Just started Wolves of the Calla this morning, fourth in the series.  No matter how many times I read or listen to this story, I find something new; it never gets old.

The measure of a man is what he does with power.  Pittacus



Now What?


I got my haircut on Friday morning and since Babymama was feeling under the weather, I told her I’d go and help her out any way I could.  I think she mostly wanted me there so she could limit her contact with Babydiva, hoping that she wouldn’t catch whatever her mom had.  Between the salon and their house, I got rearended by some guy driving a Dodge Ram van.  I’m OK, not hurt as far as I can tell, just really aggravated because it was hot, we were standing in the middle of a really busy street and it took the cops 40 minutes to arrive and do the paperwork.  Fortunately, I held my temper in both hands, reminding myself over and over to just communicate at a minimum, exchange insurance info, making sure everyone was OK for the moment.  My car’s back bumper is probably going to have to be replaced, it’s plastic so it doesn’t take much of a hit to mess it up.  Things to be thankful for:  I was not hurt, my car is driveable and I have insurance.


Here is the promised picture of the Nine to Five socks.  I think they’re going like gangbusters.  What do you think about them?


 Here’s a picture of the yarn for Wingspan.  It’s already been started and I’m planning to show off what I have on WIP Wednesday.  Here is a sneak peek at the yarn.It’s Araucania Huasco, Code Color 7.  I thinks it’s going to knit up really well.  The French Market bag is complete and I started the felting process yesterday.  I’ll have some before and after pics for all to enjoy.



Going in for the kiss.

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.  Aldous Huxley