Sunday, January 21, 2007

Dove Bar Wisdom

Lately there seems to be a running theme in my life: the idea of presence. It's manifest itself in a couple of ways (you know if you've read my blog entries recently), but the most recent was from the wrapper of a Dove chocolate piece that one of the barristas randomly gave me at the coffee shop during last week's Stitch'N Bitch:

Your presence is often the best present.

How crazy is that? But it came at a time when I was kind of wondering about something and acted as a sort of reinforcement; a little present from the universe at large (if you believe in that kind of thing).

And speaking of Stitch'N Bitch, one of our lovely members has been bringing along her holiday presents for the benefit of all the group:

This action shot depicts 667 yards of fingering weight merino/silk being wound for me! Yes!!!!

What shall it be? I want it to be something lacey, but hadn't really given it serious thought because the thought of winding it made me shudder. I'd like to make a shawl, but don't quite have enough yardage. I Do have more than enough for a shawlette, like the swallowtail that everyone has knit. But, I'm a little reluctant because the whole set up of the shawl is almost exactly that of the flower basket shawl that I already knit. Maybe I should head off and do something a bit different. Hmmm...

And speaking of heading off and doing something different, I start my first day of school tomorrow; well only one class. It's not the grad program that I am applying to, but it's one of the prerequisites I should take, a developmental psychology class dealing with infants and children.

And it was just so cool to suddenly remember that I was going to need a notebook. And then to remember that I should really find a binder. And then that I would need a book bag and a nice pen to boot! Oh - and that I should really look up what room it was going to be held in and directions to the place, and what book I would need - and you can see I have forgotten a little bit about being a student. ;-)


Cayli said...

Have fun at school!

Larjmarj said...

Hmmm what to make...always a dilemma. The Finnish pattern for my Kevat shawl came from the "Knitting Patterns Central" website. I'm sure you can find something there they have thousands of patterns!!

Have a great time at school, sometimes I miss it, especially when I feel like I am going soft in the head.

Sheila said...

I love the name of your blog! My daughter has loved all things Asian since she was about 4 years old (she is a blogger who is 20 now). I will have to tell her about your name! Good luck with grad school. Having been through grad school once it is alot of work, but I loved it. Adult learning at it's best.

AR said...

I want to knit something lacey, too! Decisions..decisions. LOL

JessaLu said...

I finished an Ene's scarf from Scarf Style a few months ago and absolutely love it - I'm sure whatever you decide to make will be beautiful :o)