Friday, September 10, 2010

What I've Been Doing With My Free Time

Here's what I've been up to lately. It involves knitting, reading a book, sewing and knitting some more.

First of all, notice my To Do List and how many projects are done and how many are left to do. I'm not sure I'll ever get to mark off all the items!

But more importantly, see green knitting object? It's fingerless mittens made out of aMAIZing yarn. That's a yarn made from 100% corn fiber! It's a super easy, super fast project from the book, "One-skein Wonders," edited by Judith Durant. The mittens are for a farm friend who wanted some to show children who visit her farm. I think they'll be done this weekend.

I'm also in the middle of a great, classic, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," by Betty Smith. I'm really enjoying it. Read it, if you haven't already.

But my most time consuming project is a lace shawl pattern from The Seasons Shawl is a kit, pattern and yarn included. I'm loving it. My wrist is not. I'm nearly done, but ran out of the blue yarn and had to order more. I watch out the window all day long, everyday for that special little box from Knit Picks.

My shawl got too big for the bag I had it in, so I got ambitioius and made a project bag. I just started cutting a sewing and presto, a bag. Isn't it cute?

So there you have it...several weeks of fun in a few quick pictures.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Thought to Ponder

Tonight while driving home I was listening to a past Midday Connection podcast The guest, Jane Rubietta, made a comment that tug at my heart. She said,

"Women who are loved become lovable and loving."

I started thinking...

Who are the women in my life that I love and do they feel loved by me?
Do I show unconditional love or is it love on my terms?
Do I move beyond my selfishness to love them as they need loved?
How am I going to love better tomorrow?

What about you? Who do you love and how are you doing at loving them?