September 14, 2005

Actual Knitting Content!

I know it’s seemed over the past month or two (when I even post at all) that this is a moving blog, and has nothing to do with knitting, but that’s mainly because there has in fact been very little knitting in my life these past few weeks/months. I’ve been slowly working away on the black cardigan, but it’s going slowly — in part because for at least a week or so I didn’t knit a stitch, for lack of any chairs to sit in while doing so, or any tv to watch. Clearly I’m not as dedicated a knitter as some people are; but I’m ok with that.

However, my knitting drought has been broken in a most welcome way. I received a wonderful package from a good SnB friend in Toronto (Hi Jean-Anne!). It contained this:


Well, not the cat — but I thought it was only right to include Tigger in this shot, since Jean is his biggest fan (online, at least — I think Mark claims that position in the household!). And that’s a yawn of pleasure, not boredom, really it is!

The book, in case you can’t tell, is the “Yarn Girls’ Knitting Journal” — a place to record all my projects, with space for labels, and swatches, and all the important pieces of information. I used to have a rather makeshift homemade version of this sort of thing, but it wasn’t very well-organised, and it was nowhere near as pretty. I’d seen this journal before, but it’s the sort of thing I’d never buy myself — but am thrilled to receive as a present! No guilt, all pleasure! Thanks, Jean. It came at a particularly opportune time, too, when I really needed something to lift my spirits and remind me there are people out there thinking of me.

In the same spirit, here’s a picture of some lovely flowers I was sent by my godmother yesterday. They brightened my day considerably, so I hope they do the same for all of you!


Posted by Aven at September 14, 2005 04:45 PM

It is always good to know people are thinking about you, and trust me, everyone at the SnB is! We are there for you girly, anything you need you let us know.

By the way….is that the folk shawls book I see in the background?

Posted by: Dani at September 14, 2005 10:46 PM

I’m thinking about you, too, “neighbour.”

The flowers are beautiful!

Posted by: canknitian at September 14, 2005 11:20 PM

I second Dani. And I have to say that that is one of the cutest pictures of Tigger, he looks like he’s smiling/laughing. So cute!

Posted by: Maria at September 15, 2005 01:00 PM

Thank you, thank you. for the tigger content. I didn’t have any room in the envelope for wool. I tried but thought it would break. I am so glad you liked it. I was a little worried :)

Posted by: jean at September 15, 2005 04:20 PM