Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March is Here

March came in like a lion around here; the last day of February was sunny and warm but with gale force gusts of wind, which blew in the rain clouds. The rain poured down all night, but I was snug inside, knitting away on the baby blanket. I think I'm ready to do the garter portion and bind it off. Maybe just one more repeat of the pattern, now that I finally memorized it.

I've finished watching Cranford and am waiting for Return to Cranford to be available at the video store. It's such a comforting show; it reminds me of the series of books by Miss Read. I reread them every few years and I always feel so calm when I do, and apparently I'm not the only one. I don't remember how I found them, but they're quite enjoyable. I also used to reread the Anne of Green Gables books periodically for the same reason. I wonder if I'd enjoy reading the Cranford books now that I've seen the adaptation? Between school, the class I'm taking, and knitting, I haven't been reading very much at all lately, other than blogs, which is unusual for me.

A random thought: I had such luck making body scrubs at Christmas, that I think I'm going to try and make some lotion soon too. Maybe while I'm on spring break?


  1. March came in here like a lamb....has me worried for the end of the month!

  2. hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather this week. I just reserved several Miss Read books from the library - i've never read these. my favorite author to re read is anne tyler (esp. dinner at the homesick restaurant and ladder of years) her work is beautifully written and the characters are super quirky - always makes me feel like everything is just fine in my world.

    looks like you had fun at the quilt festival. i had a chance to go on fri but chose to go to the gym and rest up for the weekend instead. i was also afraid that i'd be tempted to buy one of their discounted bernina sewing machines (they sell the machines they use at the seminars at a big discount) and staying home would save a lot of money.