I’ve taken jet lag and spring cleaning to a whole new level. With my early still-on-east-coast-time rise, I’ve weeded, planted our garden and purged toy piles. Last night, I carried a bag of puzzles to the ferry terminal so someone from a neighboring island could pick them up, fit the pieces together with new life and love in a new surrounding.
There has, however, been time for two of my favorite things: knitting and reading.
I’m still working through this book, and home it feels wonderful to have the cold, misty northwest air my lungs are used to on a run. The book reads like a wonderful dinner conversation; enough history mixed with wacky anecdotal tales keep me interested.
So much time spent Saturday in an airplane and in airports found me with trashy magazines. Us Weekly and Lucky had me up on gossip and trends, while Sun had me rewriting lines of perfection and quotes, too like this one:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
With the words of Dr. Seuss fresh in my mind, I flipped through School District documents, policies and emails. It’s been five months since I was elected to the School Board. Sometimes the meetings and the paperwork gets in the way of swinging, bedtime stories and dishwasher duties. But it’s good work and I do, in the words of Dr. Seuss, care a awful lot about education and public school and what I know it can be for my daughters, for this tiny island.
I spent hours of turbulence in the last row of Delta’s flight home with my girls working through this shawl. It’s going to take me a while, for sure. But Twist & Twine’s yarn is so lovely and the pattern so perfect I’m thinking it’ll be done when our sailboat is in the water, when the early summer wind chill from cold, deep seas is just enough to have me thankful for The Sunlight Shawl wrapped around my neck.
Winner was chosen by random.org.
Swanski, I look forward to seeing if Sundance ends up as a shawl or a pair of socks. Please send your contact information.
Thank you so much to Camilla and her fabulously beautiful yarns.
You can find Camilla:
at her blog Free Range Chick
at her etsy store Twist and Twine
and her yarn Twist and Twine
::: joining Ginny for yarn along.