Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Live Your Light

Went to the Santana concert last night.

Honestly, we were in a gigantic living room (Rexall Place) and there were these absolute geniuses jamming to beat hell, and we were all jumping... in pure bliss.

His genius with a guitar is a religious experience in itself, but his message of Light and Kindness speaks loudly to me: You are the Light. We are connected by the Light. There is only Fear and Love in this world, and the Fear is expensive. Just ask President Bush...

On the back of the tour program he states:

"One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries, and the only passport will be ones heart."

I am the Light. And so are you...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Goings On

Yesterday I finished a quick crochet project.

It's meant to be a dishcloth, but it's altogether too lovely to mar it with dirty dishes, so it's been elevated to hot plate status. I needed a quick success. I'm in the middle of most of my other projects and the end of them seems to lie in the very distant future.

My Hibiscus for Hope socks are looking beautiful but I keep having to frog the heel. Honestly, I've ripped it out six times. It'll be worn out long before I ever get it on my foot. Ah well, that's why I bought lots of the yarn. In the meantime I do love the feel of the corn fibre in my hands.

The Victorian scarf is over 3/4's done. I hope to finish it in the next week or so. I went on a yarn crawl this week and bought some lovelies:

This is the Misti Alpaca colourway that the Yarn Harlot is using. Saw it on her blog and HAD to have it.

Araucania Sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon. Should hold up a good long time.

This is Manos Wool Clasica that I'll make into mittens. Should be warm and cozy.

This is a Mrs. Beeton's Wrist W armer kit that I bought last week. The two bottom skeins are the original kit. While I was at River City Yarns last week I picked up a copy of Curvy Knits, and fell in love with the Miracle Lace Insert Pullover. I chose the deep purple colourway of Miracle which is 50% alpaca and 50% tencel. They didn't have enough skeins in the store so I just bought one to play with while they order me more of it. Since the dye lots aren't the same, I thought I'd add the skein to my kit and buy more kid silk for a second wrist warmer set.

And finally, I bought four skeins of Drops Alpaca to make a Swallowtail Shawl, someday...when I've grown a few more arms, and all my current projects are complete, and the planets are aligned just so with the stars...