Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts

I'm back at work today after a three day weekend that just wasn't long enough.  I'm thinking I'm going to need a mental health day very, very soon.  I'd like to clear out some closets, and maybe even some clothing storage bins to lesson the weight of all these things we own.  There are clothes and shoes I'll never wear again, so why am I keeping them?  I did manage to give a grocery sack worth of yarn to my stepdaughter to take back to college  with her, so that was good.  And over the Christmas break, I gathered a huge amount of old costume jewelry and gave it to my girls to split up, so that was good too.  They loved some pieces and they'll use other pieces for crafting.  I just need to keep going.

I was reading the latest posting at Knitty, and decided on a similar strategy for my knitting projects.  I want to pick a project from at least a dozen of my knitting books to make this year.  I'm already on my way for January, since the Wanderer Cap is from the book Weekend Hats.  I think I'll try and use part of Stephanie's idea of the Sock Club, by picking out the project yarn (from my stash, of course), making a copy of the pattern, and putting them both in ziplock bags.  Then I can just grab a bag and go!  Doesn't that sound like fun?

And I'm sure you are all tired of my beach photos, but I am in love with them, or rather the process of taking them every morning.  

The way the morning sunlight can make the beach grass glow:

How even on cloudy days, the sun's presence can be seen:

And how the texture of the beach access has a rustic beauty of its own:

Can you tell how much I love living here?


  1. I think that will work very well. I sort of do that now especially with sock patterns - once I have the yarn. I like to have socks ready to grab-and-go...they're my social knitting.

    Spring cleaning in January - good going!

    1. Stephanie, I think I'm doing 2009's spring cleaning! But that's okay, because I'm the boss of me, right?

  2. I love the name of your blog! I live in Arizona now, but am from West Michigan originally and have spent many hours knitting on the beach of Lake Michigan.

    1. Thank you Amie! My husband thinks sand is everywhere in our house, not just my yarn, and some days, he's right! Thanks for commenting.

  3. They are beautiful pictures so don't stop posting them. I think everyone is a bit bored with my woven shawls. I will have to finish some other projects so I can post something else.
    Happy Tuesday,