Saturday, April 19, 2008

Someone stole it!

My thunder, that is to say... When I first stared River, I worked on it non-stop. Now I find that I don't really feel like working on it. Perhaps this is because I am usually not a monogamous knitter and this has been the only thing I am working on.

Conclusion: I need to start a new project. But what? Let's check out the queue...

*30 minutes later*

I couldn't find anything in my queue that is really calling to me, so I have looked at other patterns. I was intending to make something small... But then I decided I want to knit a blanket. I was hoping to eventually be able to knit one for my boyfriend's mother. I think a pattern that consists of small squares sewn together would be best. That way I will still be able to feel the pleasure of "finishing" the squares. It will keep me motivated. Hopefully, anyways!

Off to find a pattern! ^_^

In which I offer some poetry.

Footprints In Your Heart

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas,
Average minds discuss events,
Small minds discuss people.

He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

Friends, you and me.
You brought another friend,
And then there were three.

We started our group,
Our circle of friends,
And like that circle -
There is no beginning or end.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have been searching for a poem to share in honor of National Poetry Month. I haven't exactly found any that provided a message I really liked for this occassion, although there are MANY poems I enjoy. I have decided to share a poem of my own.

Wishing Away the Time

A dew drop falls from a bright green leaf
and a second was lost forever in time.
A few more moments have vanished
with your reading those first three lines.

Our busy schedules are filled
in this technological world.
Our lives are spent wishing for more time
and while we wish so many ages are unfurled.

Before we know it we’re old and grey.
and the time to leave is near.
Instead of wishing we should have been doing
and the truth becomes crystal clear.

Stop wishing for more time
and live life while you can!
Do everything you dream of now
for we cannot go back to whence we began.

The dried leaves fall in abundance now
and our time on Earth is over.
It’s grown too late to fulfill our dreams
and of our own time we are no longer owners.

Jolynn D.

If you enjoyed my poem and would be interested in reading more of my work please visit my poetry site.

Monday, April 14, 2008

NYC is the place for me!

Well... My trip was fabulous! I wouldn't want to live there, not to offend anyone who does! It's just too busy and there are too many people for me to live there. Anyways, I wouldn't want to live there, as I said, but I most definitely loved visiting! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Here is a little photo montage:

These are certainly not all the photos I took. I know there are a lot here, but I really didn't feel that any less would give a good feel for what I did...

I loved pretty much every aspect of the trip, although I have to say my favorite part was Ellis Island. I just felt very... I don't know if I want to say emotional or what... When I first stepped on the island I thought about how many of America's people had been there. When I looked at the Statue of Liberty I was very aware that millions of eyes had held this very same sight. I wish I would have had more time to really look in the museum, but that is definitely one of the things on my "To Do" list for when I go back.

Have any of you been to New York? What were your favorite experiences?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Start Spreadin' the News...

I’m leavin’ today…

That’s right, all… I am heading to New York today! I am very excited! My choir will be boarding the bus at about 9 pm and we will be in the city until around that same time Sunday evening.

While we are there we will be seeing two Broadway productions- Wicked (!) and Spamalot, both of which I am very psyched about! We have some free time scheduled in, so I am hoping that we will be near a yarn shop. ^_^

I received another wonderful package from my Secret Pal over on the Knitty boards… She has absolutely SPOILED me! She really had me down to a T! I am very grateful!

Here are the photos, which I finally could go outside and take because the weather was lovely this week!

I am excited to try my hand at dying my own yarn!

I ate about half of each of these already... ^_^ Tastey!!

I am taking this with me to keep notes of things I want to write about.

I have also made some progress on the River Stole:

So… I will make sure to have a very detailed post when I get back on Monday!


P.S. Have a little more eye candy...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Here we go

The yarn that the loverly MNKNIT sent me! Thanks again!! ^_^

Today I went through my queue on Ravelry and got rid of some things I didn't think I really was interested in any longer. I also tried to put the list in an order I thought I would be likely to work in... At least the first few items or so... Who really knows what you are going to feel like knitting next anyways, right?

Right now I am working on a paper for my sociology class, and also studying for a test in the same class. The professor always has papers due on the same day as our tests, which I like because writing the papers allows me to go over the info again. It helps me retain everything easier, I think.

Later this evening I hope to cast on River! What do you think of the colors of the yarn with the dress? I think I will like it.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


The very awesome MNKIIT from sent some very lovely Fiesta La Boheme yarn that she thought I could make my prom shawl/stole from. I really like it. I will post photos of it tomorrow because I left my camera at a friend's house... Oops!

I think I am going to knit River to go with my dress... I am not sure yet, but whatever I do I will have to decide soon!