Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, October 15, 2012


I haven't knit on my Citron shawl for at least a year, probably two. I think I was too worried about having all the numbers come out right, but now, after having knit a number of shawls, I realize it's not that critical to knit it perfectly, so I've pulled it out again.

I also made a plain brown hat for Steve over the weekend. Boring, but he requested plain, so there you are. As an antidote to the plain, I started a Brattleboro hat from the book, New England Knits, using a lovely golden shade in Dream in Color Classy. No idea who will end up with it, but I've been wanting to make it for quite some time now.


We went to the state park again on Sunday, and the weather was very different from last Sunday. We also popped in to a small, local art show, right across from our library, but didn't buy anything. I was able to check out Anne Lamott's latest book, Some Assembly Required, from the library though, so all in all, it was a lovely day.




Back to work today, to find a note from Friday's substitute that wasn't surprising at all. My 9th graders behaved rather badly, which isn't much of a change from when I'm there. They are still pretty immature, but they are getting a bit better. Maybe by the time the semester is over, they'll be in good shape? Here's hoping.

I've been watching the newest series on PBS, Call The Midwife, and I like it a lot. Give it a try if you get a chance.

Anyone going to Rhinebeck this year? I'm not, so of course it sounds like everyone I'd love to see is going to be there. Maybe next year.

Have a great week!


  1. Amazing tree pics! The thing we noticed first when we moved south was the size of the trees. We also noticed that their size immediately changed as soon as we hit Harrisburg, PA going south on I-81. Sorry not to meet up with you at Rhinebeck. Maybe next year...

  2. Hi Rose, your day looks beautiful. No Rhinebeck for me, I haven't been in three years, wah!!!! I love it so much.
    hugs to you,