ella is “yarning.”
Patriotism is proud of a country’s virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country’s virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, “the greatest”, but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is. -Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)
i’m hoping for a new era in our nation’s history and the hope is fresh and new.
there has been knitting.
last christmas my daughter bought me the book What is the What? by david eggers. i finally read it this summer and was touched by this story. one of the people i see most days at work is a very tall, thin, black man w/ a strong accent. he is one of the lost boys.
i know that making pencil cases will not change one iota the horrendousness of the situation in africa but i am a firm believer that acts of love and kindness make a difference to the giver and the receiver and so i am doing my small part. if you are interested in knitting, crocheting or sewing some pencil cases here’s the site. i found this site through wendy.
updates on the mitered square sock blanket.
there has been cooking decorating…………………
spending the night w/ gamma………………..
and decorating one’s hair …………………………
and eyes w/ cheerios.
watch this video to get an idea of who runs the household.
the sock yarn blanket is more fun than any woman should ever have outside a bar or other places. i can’t stop…………………………………….
this project is the most fun i’ve had in eons. (i know, it’s a long and lingering life. thanks, elmer, for the quote.) this could be called the potato chip blanket because once you start you can’t stop. i started this about 10 days ago whilst waiting for seattle son to send me his measurements so i could finish his cobblestone sweater. i can’t put it down. i have lots of sock yarn i bought that will never be made into socks so i will make some rows all one color. thank you shelly!
the cobblestone sweater in lana grossa superfine merino 2000, the body and one sleeve are done. i’m making the smallest size for my darling son in confederate grey and military green.
and what would a post be without pics of darling ella. she turns 2 tomorrow.
she uses that magic wand too! ribbet.
one last thing, go wish my favorite sochual werker a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. be sure to comment on her ass.
as the weather cools and we anticipate a new pres, here is something to just make you smile.
i have been singing you are my sunshine to ella since she was a teeny tiny baby and now she sings it too.