14 November 2008

Do you ever

... wish you could hold these small fragments of innocence and imagination in your heart, not just on paper?

elf, by Son #3

... try really really hard to not slip up in striving to be the person you would like to be?

sunlight on the Desiderata

... imagine you could Swallow-swoop and dive in the cool Spring dawn?

welcome swallow in flight

... think, it's time to knit the second sock.

one Luminare sock

16 comments:

M said...

Starting the second sock is the hardest one of those to think. The others piece of pie by comparison.

Go Placidly always had pride of place in our house when we were growing up.

Michelle said...

oh my where did you get that skirt its gorgeous...love the truffles...

Michelle said...

oh dear i ment to type RUFFLES...
i really need to re-read before i publish...

Jen said...

YES, or in my current case, the second mitten.

sonrie said...

The Desiderata has always hung in my parents' home. I would recognize it anywhere...I have spent a good deal of time reading it's insightful verse.

PrincessPea said...

Yes, yes, no, yes!

ellen said...

Yes to all, except the second sock. I have yet to knit the first one.

eurolush said...

I see your little piggies.



PS- That view...(sigh).

Eleanor said...

Eurolush totally cracks me up.

About the second sock...tell me about it...not a DAY goes by that doesn't have me thinking "It's time to knit that second sock". Not.a.day.

Now, you see, I TRY to be funny, but eurolush is ALWAYS so much funnier, damn.

Ahem...where was I? Ah, yes, I wanted to tell you that Anna (from Sweden) has just posted photos of herself spinning wool. PLUS, as an added bonus, she mentions Snow White being bitten by a spider, and that's not all....she also mentions that the word in the Swedish fairytale version actually means "dragonfly". I NATURALLY immediately thought of you and FLEW over here (much like that bird you captured on your post) to tell you.

P.P.S. If, by very good fortune, I do win Anna's spun wool, it's yours!

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Thank you dear Suse for this lovely lovely post.

Fortunately sock knitting does not enter into my wish list...

peppermintpatcher said...

I see a creative life ahead for the artist who drew the first picture - very accomplished!

herhimnbryn said...

Glory, what a wonderful post.
I think maybe you could embroider you son's picture onto some linen, then yu waould have it always!

Jodi said...

How I wish to have that view from any point in my house you lucky thing!

Anna said...

I know all about the second-sock-syndrom. And the second-mitten-syndrom. And the finish-your-items-now-for-God's-sake-syndrom...
That view really is something else!

Wendy said...

Your socks (or sock) are killing me. I blame you for what I see as inevitable... I asked Jan to teach me to knit socks after the holidays.

Suze said...

On the verge of my son's 10th birthday, especially yes to the first question. I wish *he* could hold them in his heart forever too.