Saturday, 25 September 2010

All the Pretty Little Horses

For right now, this seems to be the baby's favourite song. At any rate, it's the only one that's calming her as she's very fussy right now.

For my little Buttercup.

Interestingly enough, I remember my mother singing this to me as a small child. Hope I can pass on the memory!

Weekends are for... relaxing!

It's sunny again today- and Mum's out shopping. That means I'm home alone with the kiddos, who are currently sleeping (or I'm hoping they are...). Huzzah for that!

The wind is really quite brisk, so I'm nursing a cup of apple cider for all it's worth. And I've given up on trying to keep my hair in order. It looks a bit like the tops of our quaking aspens!

I love the weekend as it gives me a delightful break from study- at least this weekend does. Normally I have math and other stuff to occupy me, but this weekend? Only some writing and reading for my Lit. Arts class (which is NOT my favourite thing to do- never knew I disliked modern fiction this much...) and that's it. No math- no speech- no Spanish. My heart sings for that one.

Instead, I have beautiful days of tea and knitting and cuddling the baby!

And later, look for photos of the TARDIS themed project- they should be up by tonight.

Violin Fantasy

Well, I got Ladies in Lavender from the library this week, and was reminded of the existence of some very lovely music. And being as it's been a while since I posted any music and the blog has become rather knitting in subject matter, I thought I'd post a short clip of one of my favourite pieces in the movie.

Oh, and while I'm talking about the movie, it has some fantastic glimpses into gentle (and genteel) domesticity, plus wonderful knitwear and knitting. :) (Just had to get knitting into this post somehow!)

If you don't look too close, you can almost believe that the actor's really playing that violin rather than miming to a recording of Bell, if there were others in this world who could sound as good as Joshua Bell. (I doubt there are many like him these days... Heifitz and Menuhin and the like are all dead, sadly.)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Lilac Pine Forest

Well, if you remember, back on Tasha Tudor day, I started a new knitting project. It's been going pretty slowly with everything else in my life, plus my other knitting projects, which includes my TARDIS scarf that I'll post about eventually.

However, I promised photos... And I remembered that.

So, here are photos of my lilac version of the lovely Pine Forest blanket.

And the Wind Blows Us Away

Well, it's very windy out today, and I love it! The trees are all golden, and the leaves are dancing away. It's such an inspiring time of the year, and I feel the need to get out with my camera at some point today. Right now, the baby's playing at my feet, and I have some lovely lavender grey tea. 

With no work, and no classes, today, it feels like the weekend come early. Although, I do have some homework that needs finishing by tonight. But it's not really that hard, just readings and a quick write up of a page or two. 

That all gives me the ability to go out and sit in the sun, with the chilly air whipping around me. And yes, with the full,  clear moon last night, I do believe it was a frost I saw at five or so when I woke up and looked out my window. That all means that winter's around the corner. The fireweed's all gone, and we have until maybe the first week of October. And the predictions for this winter are that it will be one of the snowiest, coldest, and longest winters we've had in about twenty years. Oh dear. Lots of knitting and tea in the next few months, I suppose. 

But for now, I think I'm going to move me, my tea, my knitting, and the little one outside to enjoy the autumn that's here for at least a few more days. All before the wind takes away all the golden leaves.

Monday, 20 September 2010

It's the Twentieth?

So, I just realized that September is nearly over. Weird feeling, that. I've had a lot of flashbacks these last four weeks to the first month of school back in 2007. There are a lot of similarities, and that's just a bit unsettling.

Plus, I've been pretty sick the last three and a half weeks- finally getting over that. My self-treatment includes lots of sleeping and tea, along with homework and Doctor Who. And knitting. I think that there is something healing in the soothing repetitions of knitting. Probably everyone who knows me realizes that I love knitting by now. Hmm.

We still have the two little girls, and I like having them around: even when I'm tired, they usually make me smile. They're great distractions from math. (No longer calculus, I was smart and transferred into college algebra- which makes minimally more sense to me.)

Hopefully I'll get those knitting photos up tomorrow or Wednesday, we'll see.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The Drawing

Well, I did remember than I promised to do the drawing today....

And it goes to Saminda! Based on her previous mention of dishcloths, I think I know which prize she'll pick.

Saminda, just send me a message with your address, and I'll get it posted soon!

Thank you all for taking part, dear readers. :)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I'm Back, I Promise...

I know, I haven't blogged since last month. Dear me, but I really have been busy.

School- foster kids- more school- attempting to not get sick. I've been doing pretty well at all of them, except the last one. We'll see what's going on tomorrow, I hope.

Here soon, I hope to get some photos up of my knitting projects. Yes, I've broken my tradition of never having more than one thing cast on at a time- I'm technically working on wool Aran squares for an afghan (which is nice, because I'm also technically free because I don't have a new square in the works as of this typing), a TARDIS inspired scarf (huzzah for British telly!), and a lilac baby blanket. So, the only one I've actually been working on in the last two weeks has been the blanket- and I started that one because of Tasha Tudor day.

And that reminds me that I owe Saminda a post all about Tasha! I do promise, it is coming. After I do my presentation tomorrow, I'll have a bit more time, I hope.

The worst bit about having three (or two, if I wish to relieve my knitting-conscience) projects going at once is that I cannot come up with a good reason to not start another one. Namely, a little sleep-sack for a baby, one with little owlies along the top. If you saw it, I'm pretty sure you'd be hard pressed to not want to cast it on right away. Especially if you had lovely wool to work with ready for that exact project...

Anyways, I should go and practice my much-disliked Spanish nouns before I am tested on them tomorrow afternoon. But, remember, two more days until the 500 Drawing!
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