Thursday, December 16, 2010

When Fleece Wins

This morning I thought I would write about discipline and fear in meditation and yoga.

And then I thought...nah.

I mean, look what came my way yesterday:

Beautiful fleece handpainted by Widdershin Woolworks. I know I have said it before but I will say it again: your purchase helps to fund a hermitage in New Mexico being created by an American-born nun in the Tibetan lineage of Buddhism. I see that she is having a sale on all her yarns at the moment, so take a moment to have a looksee. There must be someone on your gift list who needs yarn (and if they knit, rest assured that "need" is not too strong a word to describe their condition).

Perhaps that person is you?

Last night was our weekly knit night in the greater Bay of Islands metropolitan area. We piled into a car and made tracks to Shannon's house here in Gillams.

I know it looks dangerous but really we were going about 2 minutes down the road in this condition.

It was the big reveal! Shannon and her husband have been working on their house since before we moved here in 2002 and it is finally nearing completion. Or at least enough that she felt ok about hosting a gaggle of knitters. I will let her share pictures of her house if she is so inclined.

Here is one that Barb Hunt took of Lucy and her friend Hannah enjoying staying squished even after getting out of the car.

And yes, isn't it amazing that we have such an illustrious knitting group? Barb, who just opened her solo exhibition at The Rooms in St. John's, Shawn from islandsweet, Shannon, Hilary and others who may not have a web presence but are illustrious nonetheless.

I think you should join us immediately!


Unknown said...

Oh for a reliable car--I'd drive up and join you!

You must start coming to tuesday's knit night in LIC when you return states side.

ShannonAnn said...

Thanks for coming over Robyn. It was fun having our knit group at my house. Everyday must feel like Christmas with the kind of fiber that comes to you through the mail. I think I need to start looking for a wheel too.