Today of all days I want to sit down and count my blessings. I need to remind myself that I am lucky to be living in such comfort and safety. I have so much to be thankful for. I couldn’t even begin to list what overflows from my cup. From health, to family, to love, to friends, to all that keeps me living a sane and balanced life. I wish that I didn’t take it for granted and that I would appreciate more and complain less. I woke up to non-stop coverage of the tragedy in Mumbai. It’s a harsh reminder that all that is good can change so quickly. My prayers go out to the people there and to their families. To my friends in India (and you know who you are) …keep safe. At times like these, as ever, it is important to continue our fight for a peaceful planet and to keep on sharing the love. It is also our duty as citizens of the earth to keep on creating and doing what we love… on that note, I would like to share a photo of the knitting projects I am committing myself to finishing before I start anything new…….
let’s see, from the top left, in white, is the “heartbreakingly cute baby kimono” from Mason-Dixon….it will go to Germany next week for a grandbaby not yet born. Middle top is the beginning of a scarf being made from a re-purposed sweater I pulled out of the trash…. it will be be the “grown up bonnet” from KNIT 2 TOGETHER. Top right in (recycled) Icelandic wool is a Yarn Harlot pancho for Kayla….below that, in many yarn scraps, is a BOLSA DE OLLANTAYTAMBO (bag) from ANDEAN FOLK KNITS and finally, from MINDFUL KNITTING is the mustard yellow Kata felicity scarf to wrap around a cold neck in India…there is also a bath mat in progress….
THE ILLUSTRATED JACKET
in keeping with the whole groovy 60s mood, I have added a peace sign. I also filled in some stuff… later I will be adding a skull and a spider (for good luck) .