An Overcast Sunday
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! It is a lovely grey day here; perfect for blogging and knitting. Ed made me a lovely breakfast of some traditional Jamaican dumplings (we don't indulge too often; they are fried - and no photo - I ate all mine!) with Quince jam, turkey bacon and pomegranate juice. It was great! I got a gift for Mother's day too! This lovely handcrafted fluted pie server made out of Wild Cherry wood and this beautiful pie pan made by Monica at Frantic Farms. I so love their works; our wedding bowl was also made by Monica. Her husband Paulus does fantastic glass work. This was a real treat because I really don't expect anything on Mother's day. We don't really celebrate any of the traditional holidays - our motto is to appreciate each other everyday not just on some day that some retailer thought up 100 years ago. I will probably not be using the pie pan for pies; I think I might use it for some knitting notions. It is too pretty to put in the cupboard. I am busy knitting blue squares for Justin. Whatever anyone can do is appreciated. As the Warming Grace project takes hold and I figure out how it can best be utilized it will be exciting. My most immediate focus is this blanket for Justin which will end up being the first blanket - he desparately needs it! I am also going to spend some time today casting on a pair of socks. I have used DPN's for ages and know how to use the Magic Loop. I got this book, Crazy Toes and Heels Socks by the Queen and now I am going to teach myself how to knit 2 socks on 2 circs at the same time! This book is amazing and holy packed with information; made my head spin. It is fantastic! You must get one. I see so many of you doing this and I have to try it for myself. Kind of exciting and I cannot wait for one more method of liberation! I have the perfect bag for this project too. Jen's bags are wonderful. Go check her etsy site out. I will be buying a few more, I cannot help myself. I hope you all have a really good day today. Celebrate all your relationships; maternal and otherwise - hug someone you love and be so glad for that lovin'! Hug your yarn! Hug your pets! Hug a tree, a flower and anything else that suits your fancy - celebrate life!