I wrote this post the day before the hurricane and planned it as my next post.
Wilma had other ideas.
I'm posting it now, as written, because altho things have changed drastically for Pumpkin and myself, knitting is still an integral part of who I am and knitting has made me part of an amazing, generous, loving community. Knitting has kept me whole in a time when feeling fractured is my norm and brought so many really special people into my life....FRIENDS.
Thank you all for your continued support and friendship. Hopefully my next post WILL contain actual knitting content from the comfort of my living room (such as it is) with a computer that's running on my electrical current rather than battery power!!
Originally written October 22, 2005:
The birthday celebration keeps going on and on and on......not that you'll hear any complaints from this fluffy knitter!
Now they say you can never be too rich or too thin so since neither of those are likely to happen I'm sticking with "you can never have too much yarn!!"
First we have this lovely yarn from a special friend, Judy. Some lovely Sockotta in my favorite color combo of pink, orange and yellow - I just love cool cotton blend sock yarn. The dark skein is some super soft Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the colorway Lupine - isn't this just so rich and glorious? And last but not least, some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Glenwood colorway - orange, yellow and green in the softest sock yarn, yum! Thank you so much Judy, I love the yarn and it was an unexpected surprise!
Then my postman gave me a package that really made my heart flutter....it was all the way from the Netherlands from my good friend (and I believe, my sister -we were separated at birth, hehe...) my dear, sweet Ada.
First she sent me all sorts of Dutch goodies....Dutch chocolates, Wine Gums (my favorite!!) some Stroopwafels and some Stroopkoeken! Even Pumpkin was excited - you can see a bit of his tail on the left side of the pic....one second later he turned around and gave the box of chocolates a big bite! Of course his Mom then *had* to taste the chocolates to make sure they were still good :) I can't wait to try the "cookies" with a nice hot cup of coffee as Ada tells me that's the best way to enjoy them!
Mr. Nosey Pumpkin found this part of my gift from Holland quite interesting as well - some Fa body wash that smells so fresh - it's heavenly! Some bath confetti in a delicious Fruit scent and some lovely sock yarn in my favorite colors again...pink, orange and yellow!! I best get knitting and these are all gonna be socks for me, me, me!!
But wait, there's more! I saved the best for last....LOOK! Adorable little porcelain "wooden" shoes with windmills on them! Now what could be more Dutch than these? Ada knit the adorable little pouch for them as well AND she even made a lucet type cord with her fingers!! She did this before I bought my Lucet or ever mentioned one to her - see? sisters separated at birth! Thanks for the wonderful gifts Ada-sis! You made my everlasting birthday extra special!
Since it's all about the P-Man at FKD I've been wanting to capture one of Pumkin's cutest features....his tail!! He's got this really chubby tail that he swishes like mad when he's happy or excited! It's it cute? My brother calls it his "beefy" tail.....I just think it's another thing that makes him devastatingly handsome, don't you?
Next up, actual knitting content....imagine that! See ya then!