Friday, April 1, 2011


It's been a loooooooooong week here! Some weeks I seem to have to change hats more often than others -- from 'marina manager' to 'freelance writer' to 'fibrefest producer' to 'grandma', etc. -- and sometimes, if that happens several times in a day, it's exhausting. This week, that's happened nearly every single day -- so I'm sure glad that I could just be a knitter today!

Today was even more fun because .... about 6 months ago a new (to me) knitter/reader commented on my blog. I followed her links and discovered that she lived in Nova Scotia, my birthplace, so I emailed her privately, and we've been in sporadic contact ever since. A few weeks ago she let me know she was coming here to visit her sister in Sooke (about half an hour away from me), so we arranged to meet today. She came into town this morning -- her name is India -- and we've just spent the day together, including Knit'n'Cafe!
You can see the kind of day we had, but it didn't dampen our spirits at *all.* We had a lot in common; I had fun, and I think she did, too!

Now, Knit and Crochet Blog week... I'm switching today's and tomorrow's posts, because I didn't get something done today that I needed to do. So tomorrow's blurb is ...

Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make but can admire the result of those that have.

Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft?

Yup -- Fair Isle knitting. The few times I've tried it, it went badly. Lousy tension, bad color choices, fiddly knitting -- not my idea of fun at all! I have no desire to ever try it again. However ... I LOVE seeing other people's Fair Isle knitting. The talent is amazing, and I'm always blown away by how wonderful it looks. But I'd so happily knit an intricate lace shawl rather than a Fair Isle sweater, any day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to say I had a totally awesome day! It was such a pleasure meeting you Marilyn and you were more than kind to show me around Victoria... to show me your home and introduce me to your husband. I loved the Knit'n'Cafe and the opportunity to meet some of your knitting friends there. Obviously, you've had a very full week so I feel very blessed to have spent what amounted to a full day with you. You went over and above all day, and then even driving me out to Sooke in the late afternoon traffic. I am so impressed with your lifestyle, your many commitments and the joy you get out of the day. I believe you live your life to the fullest and are so productive and creative. You treated a total stranger to a wonderful day and that speaks volumes to me. Thank you again for spending some of your valuable time with me.