First. Go vote. I was out walking the pup this morning at 5:45 a.m and my neighbors walked by heading for the polls. We cheered each other on and I thought how rare this particular election is. It may be inconvenient, but if you don’t vote, don’t bitch. This promises to be a bit of work, but I’m gonna list the ten patterns I want to knit, soon. Again, no particular order because, as usual, that would signify an organized brain.
1. Bonne’s Twist cardigan- I don’t own this pattern (yet)
2. Bonne’s Ribby Cardi– I have this one, but had to rip my original project out because I misread the pattern and refused to admit it for about 7″ more. It has been in a time out since.
3. Susan’s Forest Canopy shawl – I just got this and haven’t been able to cast on due to a conflict with a current WIP. PurpePi.
4. Mim’s Eleanor socks – I have this pattern and the yarn and never get around to it. And, the sock thing has kinda lost it’s glow.
5. Mim’s Icarus shawl – Just because I’m one of 3 people in blogland that have not knit this and I love all the ones I’ve seen.
6. Mim’s Serpentine mitts – They just look comfy and like they would fit well.
7. Anne Hanson’s Bee Field shawl – I have the kit (the golden yellow) and, I looked at the pattern and when I noticed it was at least 8 pages long my eyes glazed over and I gently put it away until I could focus just a tad.
8. Anne Hanson’s Wing o’ the Moth shawl – I have this pattern, too, but became intimidated and put it away.
I have a queue that is 6 pages long in Ravelry. I do not believe I will live long enough to knit all that I wish. But, I intend to try. I honestly can’t pick 10 patterns. I have too many wants. I’ll bet I’m not alone in this either, am I?
And, because we need our soundtrack today. Here’s Blind Faith (again) with “Had to Cry Today”. Can anybody understand Stevie here??????
Have a good one!
P.S. Thank you all for your virtual hugs and good thoughts yesterday. I tried to go to the visitation/wake last night. The funeral home is across the street from our church. As I turned the corner to go to the funeral home I was greeted by floodlights on a Garrison flag hanging from fire trucks right in front. Politics aside, WTF is the American flag doing at Mike’s visitation? There were police/fire persons everywhere. Traffic was a nightmare and I couldn’t even get close to the funeral home. I was unable to park in our church parking lot because it was full. I suppose it’s the way the police/fire pull in to support their own. But, I knew Mike and his entire family. The police persons from out of state and out state do not know them and I resent the fact that they made it impossible for me to pay my respects. I know that the police/fire persons feel we don’t understand them or truly care for them, but when they do this kind of stuff how can we show our concern, compassion and caring? I’m sorry. I’m ranting because I’m pissed. I’ll get over it. Carry on and have a great day.