Posted by: L | May 30, 2006

May – Where did it go and where to begin…

With two of the best books that I’ve read in a very long time.

  • Night, Elie Wiesel. I’m reading it a
    second time. I read through it so quickly the first time I don’t feel I absorbed the
    impact or the power of this testimonial to survival, humanity and/or the lack of it, and the German Concentration Camps. It’s even more powerful the second time around. As a
    daughter, granddaughter and niece of concentration camp survivors it reminds me quite simply to never forgot.
  •  Dispatches from the Edge, Anderson Cooper. Raw, absolutely raw. Just
    read it.

Onward, onward… the last month has been a wonderful
celebration and world wind of movement forward, forward. May was an ‘on the road month’ traveling for clients;
visiting with friends while on the road in Boston, London and Portland (a bit much actually) and attending the Royal School of Needlework; committing to the Tri, Girl, Tri; and the most memorable event – the attendance of one
of my closest friends wedding in Portland. Dale
Paulin. My deepest congratulations and love to you and Junko. A
lovely wedding! Thank you for including me in your very special day.

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Mr and Mrs Dale Paulin

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Some of Junko’ s family from Japan

Work – DAC is now officially on the horizon. Last week was the first real gung ho week. It has begun. Need I say more… 

I’m back to knitting after my awesome RSN event (almost finished with the project) and am dutifully finishing the ‘Air’
sweater.

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As you can see I’m working up the top half of the cardigan for the sleeve insets. Then on to the blocking and seaming. Oh the
seaming (big sigh). Actually I really don’t mind the seaming. However, I will wait until I get back into the cottage to do the seaming – the natural light is perfect. So about a week or two at most. Next project – Log Cabin Throw from Mason Dixon (pg. 79).

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What do you think of the colors?

Other knitting news: I have found a fantastic sight of information Wendy Knits!. I know I’m late to the ‘knitting’ know how party on this one, but well all blogs come into ones life when they should. Talk about a knitter! If I even finish a fourth, a smidge of a smidge of the projects Wendy has, well I’ll have accomplished much! The lady is on fire!And the knitting tips, patterns…amazing. 

Cottage: Progress. Real progress. Flooring is going down. Inspector – city – comes Wednesday to give the electrical
and heating blessing. Then painting and might I hope moving back in soon? I was a bit ‘feisty’ with the landlord last week, who then
got on the contractor and viola… Inspectors, floors and a new back door!Move in target – Tuesday, June 6. I actually think they’ll make it! Yaaaahoooo….

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Living room and most of the galley kitchen!

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New back door

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Old back door

So all this means..I have to get packing. I have to get my book collection packed and move the bookcase into storage. I need a bit more space in the cottage and this will make it. How much you wonder…

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Need I say more…

I’ve culled and culled and this is what is left!

Tri-Training – it’s coming along.

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