I am no longer a regular writer on this blog. It doesn't really interest me as it once did.
Yes, I am a hermit, a curmudgeon, and I like living in a peaceful routine of my own choosing.
Sometimes I am pulled away by others. Sometimes I am pulled away by things I read or see or hear.
For the most part Noodles and I are peacefully co-existing in our lives together. (He is in my lap now as I type).
I have a friend that is a little off center. She has had a very traumatized life and she does not deal with it well. She and I met some friends yesterday, and today she has built a part of the conversation into a conspiracy to prevent her from learning something or getting something - or something. She called this a.m. to discuss her feelings. It took quite some time for me to understand what she was talking about. I clarified what I heard in the conversation.
It also made me realize that my life is simple, peaceful, and not quite so dramatic. For that I am most grateful.
I am presently knitting Persian Dreams. It is a series of hexagons that are knit in color work. Each is different. Each is designed to represent Persian tiles. My hex's don't look like tiles. They are just pretty. I have completed six, and #7 is on the needles.
I have also started a jacket made with handspun. I like it. It is squishy and soft and rather pretty. I am not sure it would make anyone else happy, but it is making me happy making it.
I am also knitting a ripple blanket using six colors. I also like it. I don't know who sill get it when it is done. Of course, I spent a long time the other night un-knitting (tinking) six rows to find a mistake. I never found the mistake, but my numbers were right. So I started knitting again. It is coming out correct this time. I have made up the part that I tinked.
I have also discovered some pretty purple-ly merino that I had in the drawer. After I divided it out, I have spun and plied one skein. It is time to get to the next bit so I can finish out the roving. I love the colors in this one.
I have listed to several books on tape while I have knit, spun, and rested my eyes with a warm compress. I am into some of the J.A. Jance books I haven't read. I also have a new Hamish McBeth mystery audiobook on Hold at the library. When I checked tonight I am next on the list. It has been two months since I placed it on hold. I continue to read my Kindle at night before bed.
I have been preparing for winter, and today was "drying apples" day. I like to snack on the dried apples, but they are also good in oatmeal. I have made apple butter. Applesausce is next. I think I still have one container in the freezer that needs to be eaten soon.
I have been cleaning gutters, trimming trees away from the house, and trying to get things done that have to get done before cold. I did get the furnace checked and ready. I still have to put the stuff in the gas tanks of the mowers that keeps them from separating and the water freezing. Whatever that is called. There are some plants I need to transplant. Nothing urgent now. Just a few chores.
I guess I can say that my life is moving slowly and steadily. Nothing earth shaking going on. I still don't know exactly what the phone call was about this a.m. I just listened and didn't try to stir the pot too much.
I found a light blue cashmere scarf at a thrift store, and I am studying it. I think I need to dye it somehow. Don't know yet.
My neighbor has started some of us making quilts for the new children's hospital scheduled to open next year. I pulled out my "cat prints" and I have tons. I think I can make at least one, maybe two. I am going to make courthouse steps quilt as you go. It is easy once the pieces are cut and prepped.
So sorry I haven't care enough to write. Really there is nothing exciting going on. Just routine chores and knitting and spinning, and sewing going on. I will say it is time to prepare for winter, although it is 80 degrees outside tomorrow. It won't last.
Happy Full Moon. Enjoy the moonlight and thank Grandmother Moon for blessing us tonight.