Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Facing

I've been knitting on the facing ~ the first part of a year long journey

I've noticed a feeling of calm and peace as the stitches go from one needle to the other

My mother passed away in 1960 when I was a little girl

Throughout the 50 plus years I have felt her presence from time to time

I know she's watching the knitting I'm doing

I like to believe she'd be proud

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Road Less Taken

I am embarking on a year long journey...over the Road Less Taken. During 2011 I will knitting a cape filled with boxes, cables, bobbles...and who knows what else.

This will be a journey of self-discovery...

The knitted cape, accompanied by socks, gauntlets, hats and scarves will be a heirloom to be passed down to future generations.

Growing up we were told we had Irish blood running through our veins...

When I delved into our genealogy I could find no Irish but Scottish...

I say that is close enough...

Afterall, we were raised as though the blood was Irish, why should wording on a piece of paper change that...for my children and I it doesn't, we are Irish through and through