I’ve been really bad about writing to you all lately. My excuse is homework, as usual! I am learning way more about aging that I ever wanted to know…and most of it is depressing as….well, it’s depressing!
Then today I heard from a dear friend that her cancer has returned and she is beginning a battle to overcome it (again). She’s been cancer-free for so long it seemed like it was really gone and not coming back. I’ve asked everyone I know (who actually prays) to add her to their prayers and prayer circles. I think of Karl’s sister and know about the power of prayer and a determination to live. I want that for Ruth too.
I’ve been working on the “new” purple sweater and it’s coming along. Not very fast, but it’s still getting longer so I am content with that. Today the three skeins of yarn that I ordered was in the mail. It looks like it’s about the same color, but I won’t know until I knit some of it and can compare it with what I have. I think I’ll plan to introduce the new stuff while I still have the old stuff and work it in every other row for a while and see if I can’t make the transition invisible! (well, not very visible anyway) It’s a good thing that this sweater is for me! I’m not overly critical of what I make for myself…that may be a sign of how I view myself compared to how I see others. I need to give that some thought. I can think while I knit! Aha moment, there…
Homework is calling me, so I’ll leave with this image of someone whose house must be all clean and who doesn’t have homework to do:
The painting is from British artist William Kay Blacklock. He was popular around the turn of the century (turning from the 19th to the 20th century). I have a few more of his paintings of lovely, sedate, calm, no homework calling them, ladies…and I’ll share them with you because Stitches are such a large part of our lives.