Isaac made a mess here in Baton Rouge, but our household wasn't greatly affected. We did indeed lose power, but only for half the day. Even these volunteer zinnias in my abandoned garden survived untouched.
I have to admit to enjoying hurricanes. The rhythm of the blowing wind and rain, the peculiar light, even the lack of electricity. The long weekend is enjoyable, too!
Here in Baton Rouge we're awaiting the arrival of Isaac. He promises to be a blustery fella.
This is a photo of my son with some of the remnants left by a similar visitor we entertained several years ago. His name was Gustav (oh, those punny meteorologists!) and as well as blowing over a couple of our trees, he took out our power. After a few days of Louisiana heat we fled to air conditioned relatives in Texas.
All this is to say if Isaac is feeling as boisterous when he reaches us, I may not be able to post for a few days.
But I should have plenty to say when I return.
At last, my links are all working again and my designs are available for purchase from my website. Thank you for your patience.
Come with glowing and a grin,
And a fancy-shaped wooden box strung with springs.
Tuck it under your chin.
Now put down
(I have taken them away)
All your somersaults, cartwheels, words, normal things.
You have something to say.
The most natural thing in the world.
Take your stick strung with hair,
And your left hand and your right hand and the air,
Blend until swirled.
Good for not untying shoelace knots.
Good for catching in doors and staplers,
For tearing on sharp corners, for chewing on,
Good for wearing gloved.
Short, fat, graceless fingers
You have there, painted clown.
Use them for something beautiful.
The most natural thing since speech.
Press on each wire,
Wiggle the finger and slide it, shifting higher,
Lift and then reach.
You have something to say.
If you concentrate, you can say it out loud
(If you practice hard) one day,
copyright Kangath 1989 all rights reserved
I have collected a few things for a giveaway, and I discovered I really enjoy putting together items with a common theme. To enter, simply post a comment by September 1. If you're on Ravelry you can also give me your RavID. Comment numbers will be put through a randomizer, and I will announce the winner September 2. If I have your RavID I will notify you--otherwise, you will have to contact me with your address. If your prize is unclaimed by September 10, I will choose another winner.
I'm giving away a copy of the "Alice" sock pattern by Janine le Cras, a skein of Pima Petite from The Unique Sheep in the Lily Pond colorway, a bar of Queen B soap, and an incredibly cute tapestry cloth convertible project bag.
The project bag is approximately 9 1/2 x 10 1/2", has a velcro closure, and can be used as a backpack or tote.
I'm trying something new with my Dylana sweater: the contiguous method. I love top-down seamless designs and have been aching to have time to develop a version of simultaneous set-in sleeves that didn't involve picking up stitches.
Well, Susie Myers (SusieM on Ravelry) has already done it! I adapted her method for Dylana's wide collar. Whee! I'm on my way.
My ponytail used to swing when I walked. I remember that. My mother always said I walked like a milkmaid.
After my stroke I learned to walk again, but it was never like before.
Now suddenly after I spend any period of time standing in one place I limp---sometimes even stumble.
I don't know what's going on, but I always consider changes like this to be good signs. I've been right so far.
I have two more assignments for Clotheshorse and the Dream in Color sweater all due on the same date---and soon. I'm in the last stages of three independent knitting projects and I'm trying to find time to upload my eBooks to Patternfish. Something serious has gone awry with my website modifications. The kids just started back to school and sundry activities, and I have upcoming violin performances to prepare for. So how do I deal with pressure? I knit!
Sheep Fuzz from The Unique Sheep in Gold Dust
Now, it may seem nonsensical to knit in order to take a break from knitting, but it feels good.
For one thing it's mohair, which has a special relaxing perfume---musky and slightly floral. For another thing, it's someone else's design, so less thought is involved and there's less investment.
I'm adapting Forest Fiesta from Knit, Swirl by Sandra McIver. Wonderfully meditative.
Hi! I'm Kangath---
knit designer, musician, writer, and mother
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