First of all, I'm OKAY, really I am. Thanks for your emails and phone calls, and I want to apologize if you have actually been worried about me. I'm better than ever, actually!
For one thing, for several months now I've pretty much been sleeping through the night -- after years of being up sometimes for 2-3 hours, often anytime from 2 - 5 a.m. (If you ever look back at the time stamps for my daily entries, you'll see they were often written at 3:30 a.m. when I couldn't sleep)! I'm still one of those people who only needs 6-7 hours of sleep a night, but I'm getting it now, and it's wonderful.
So I wake up any time after 5 a.m., which I love... that's my absolute best knitting time of the day, when there's not a sound. But then I have to choose -- to spend that quiet time working on whatever shawl is on the needles... or updating my blog. Knitting wins every time ... see?
The 'Checkerboard' afghan I completed for my sister's friend...
I've finished two lace shawls since I last posted... the first is Alhambra, a 'stole' shape which was a test-knit for the designer. You can't see them, but this one is dripping with lavender-colored beads, too.
... and it really confirmed that I prefer knitting with laceweight on 3's! The Apple House shawl is about half-done, too.... here's a 'teaser' pic of it.
There's a sailboat that's been anchored in our little bay all winter (and the owner went away) -- it's designed to sit on the sand when the tide goes out:
I've joined the organizing committee for the annual 'Sea Capers' celebration, which happens in June. I'm excited about helping with that -- I've already brought a few ideas to the table, and we'll be including them in the events!
I spent the afternoon and did an interview with a local woman who raises flax to turn into linen to spin and weave with ... this is some harvested flax...
Salt Spring is so gorgeous in the spring. Sometimes, after I've done a Welcome Wagon visit, I find somewhere to sit and knit.... like this view out to Sansum Narrows...
... and sometimes I think ... "I get to live here?"
Michael's good, the Wind Walker is good, knitting is good, the kids and grandkids are god ... LIFE IS GOOD!