5/14/2006

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!

11 comments:

Thorny said...

Hi Cynthia,

Please shoot me an email (thornacious at gmail dot com) to let me know where to send some squares for Justin - I'll work on some today!

Happy Mother's Day

amanda cathleen said...

Happy Mothers Day to you too!!
Love your gift!! : D

jill said...

Amanda(clothesknit)has been after me to drop by and say "Hi". I also have fibro so I find your blog very inspiring, to say the least!

The Queen's book will change your socks, I promise! Socks have never fit so well for me. Took some doing to master her method but it was worth it.

amanda said...

I love your pie plate and pie server thingy. Just gorgeous! And Ed is soooo good to you. I'd hate to think of Mr. Clothesknit in the kitchen making me breakfast since I know I'd end up cleaning the mess!

Leah said...

The pie plate is so cute! I just love it!

Another good resource for the two socks on two circs method (the only way to go in my opinion) is Socks 2 by 2. You can download it from knittingzone.com

The sock bag is adorable, btw!

Jennifer said...

thanks for the link! your socks are beautiful...i should start a second pair (oy!)

Dawn said...

Happy Mother's Day,

I like that motto, if more people did that the world would be a better place.

How about a pie, rumor has it you are just as fantastic in the kitchen as you are with the two wooden sticks!!

Melissa said...

Happy Mother's Day (just a day late). Hope you had a great one. I love those bags!

Sue said...

Happy Mother’s day! The dish is beautiful. Simply lovely. I can hopefully knit some squares for you for Justin, Cynthia. I will make and send some squares soon and I’m asssuming that they can be used for another blanket if you have enough for Justin. Thank you for your hard work in this, Cynthia. Many blessings to you …

Miss Scarlett said...

Gorgeous gifts!
My mother and I were just saying the same thing last night -we also don't celebrate the traditional holidays and were speaking of how much more important it is to appreciate each other all the time than to treat each other with disrespect most of the time and go for brunch once a year (we do know some tragic parental relationships out there sadly).

Anyways.

I am mailing you 4 squares before I go back to work this afternoon - for Justin's blankie.

Those bags look cool - thanks for the link.

Rhonda said...

I'm putting 3 blue squares in the mail today ... from Cambridge, MA while I'm at work.

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. I knit all day while it rained & poured water into the streets all around me!!