Yes, indeed! That, my friends, is my long-lost tea leaves poorly displayed in two photos taken too late in the day for good lighting. :( I couldn't decide on one image over the other, so I figured I may as well share both as one was just not better than the other. I considered not even sharing a Yarn Along post this week, but the rediscovery of my tea leaves just had to be shared. :)
Have you ever lost a project? How this one ever was lost, I cannot figure out, but now that it is found... I guess it really doesn't matter, now does it? For curious minds, the green blob was discovered in a bag next to the daughter-in-law's chair in the family room. It had been there all along; but, having neglected it for some time, I assumed it was one of her projects! The real joy to me in finding my tea leaves is that I started it with the intent of finishing it in time to wear on my 50th which is just over a month away. Phew!
You might notice there is no QuickBooks book in my photo this week. :) After several long days of entering transactions, receipts, and trying to figure out into which category each should go, I'm coming up for air and can see the light at the end of the tunnel! From here on out, at least until tax time, my bookkeeping time should be much less consuming, and you know what that means -- more knitting, reading, baking. :)
Current reads include quick peeks into my recent crochet and recipe magazines for inspiration. AnnaLynn discovered a cute pattern for mittens and another one for a kitty collar (seriously). She's planning to get started on Christmas presents. :) The book Death by Living, is Dan's (gave it to him for his 50th in August). I picked it up this week and could easily put all else aside to spend a day turning its pages. The premise is that our lives are meant to be spent with purpose...
When we race across the wet concrete of time without purpose, without goals, without laughter and love and sacrifice, then we fail in our mortal moment. We race toward our inevitable ends without artistry and without beauty.What a tragedy it would be to fail in our mortal moment...to race without artistry or beauty.
Speaking of artistry, here's a pic of Daniel wearing one of the gray beanies I was working on last week for my men. I'll type up the pattern and put it Ravelry as soon as I find the time (created with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes onyx heather on #7 circular needles). The husband says this one is too trendy for him, so I'll have to come up with a different pattern for him. Sigh.
So how's your yarn garden blooming? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
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