Monday, November 24, 2008

The yarn is calling me

It's shivery outside. A speckle of snow falls now and then. The wood stove is filled steadily. I need a coat to walk between the house and my office. It's time. The yarn and crocheting and knitting projects are calling me from their tidy bins up in the sewing room closet. They were packed away last spring when my attentions turned to digging in the dirt. Soon my living room chair will be surrounded by baskets and tubs full of balls of yarn and boxes with hooks and needles and books and magazines filled with ideas and patterns. After our Thanksgiving company leaves, I'll build my nest of yarn-y goodness.

9 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

Have I mentioned, we lived in Wisconsin? I will always remember it as a wonderful place with really great people. I was all over the state doing woodworking seminars. In many ways Wisco was the turning point for my woodworking career.

Even been to Baraboo! But never as a knitter!!

Balou said...

Bill - I didn't know that. I have not been to Baraboo but is on my "someday" list. We love the hills and valleys on the western side of the state and tend to do day-trips in that area. I visited the Seattle area a couple of years ago and noticed the people there made it feel like home. Everyone I met was kind and open. I kept making the comment that Seattle "felt" a lot like this area.

grrl+dog said...

looove your gorgeous simple line illos... and yes the yarn calls, and calls here I am on my father's birthday, knitting beside him as he watches his fave sit com. (yawn)

Balou said...

grrl+dog - Your blog gave me a whole new muse for my yarn scraps. Who knew there were such things as guerrilla knitta's?

ArtSparker said...

I just sat down with a sock I'm darning - with YARN - cue portentous music - to look at your blog. I can't wait till I'm fished with stuff I have to get done to enjoy more leisurely projects.

Prunella Jones said...

I admire people who can knit and crochet beautiful things so much. I'm too clumsy and ADD to do it.

Balou said...

Artsparker - We must be on the same wavelength thinking about yarn.

Prunella - thanks for stopping by. Maybe your artform is your writing and humor.

actonbell said...

I really must learn to knit, someday. I'm such a slouch.

KFarmer said...

I have curtains to make, yard with which to play but not a ounce of ambition in that department~ yet. Maybe this year?? I look forward to seeing your works of wonder :)