Ponderings

This has been circling my brainwaves a lot lately:

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

It’s one of my favorite stanzas from “Desiderata,” and has been a really nice meditation lately.

Another meditation I could benefit from contemplating more often:

Try to be

more like the dog.

The Dog

Cooper, zen master.

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Published in: Uncategorized on February 21, 2009 at 11:09 am  Comments (2)  

Of yak and other loves.

My knitting and spinning habits have gotten a bit out of control lately.  I finished the hemlock ring blanket, I just need to block it so the edges don’t curl.

Hemlock ring blanket

Hemlock ring blanket

Hemlock ring blanket

Hemlock ring blanket

And here are four skeins of yarn I spun recently:

My lovely sister gave me this fiber (from the Estes Park wool market).

My lovely sister gave me this fiber (from the Estes Park wool market).

I'm not sure what I did with the tag for this one.  I think it might be merino...

I'm not sure what I did with the tag for this one. I think it might be merino...

This came from a wool market in Canby, OR.  Handyed by Abstract Fiber, in Portland.

This came from a wool market in Canby, OR. Handyed by Abstract Fiber, in Portland.

This is 50/50 brown yak and merino.  Naturally dyed by Tactile, a fiber arts studio in Napa, CA.

This is 50/50 brown yak and merino. Naturally dyed by Tactile, a fiber arts studio in Napa, CA.

Published in: on February 8, 2009 at 10:30 am  Comments (3)