Saturday, April 26, 2008

Elephant Caravan complete


Whew, that took me a good coupla weeks, what with completely losing the yearning to knit. I had a bad cold for a while, and...April has been one better Spring day after another. As each day passes and I tend to all the garden beds, names, hibernating over the winter, mystically spill out of my mouth: ". . .Helebore. . .astilbe. . .," instead of "K2tog...with right sides facing...Alice Starmore...."

Yet eleven elephants have gathered, all (but buttons) is done. Now I can wait to see when knitting calls again to me. For now, the pear trees want pruning, little sedums whose surrounding ground has eroded, want replanting. My mother, who's moving, wants some steadying help; my students want me to assign and read their last essays. (And all that wanting makes me want to knit; heh.)

5 comments:

Hickory said...

Yes, I have missed you lately. This spring sunshine is very tempting isn't it? I'm sure the knitting will call you soon enough :)

JoJosho said...
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melanie said...

I love it! try taking your knitting outside while you "plan" what to do in your gardens. It's pretty motivating, and you can "always finish the row" before you start the chores...

woollies said...

I find that I have a knitting/gardening rhythm to my life. The knitting winds down when the gardening gets going, and vice versa. I try not to feel guilty about all my knitting WIPs--after all, you can leave a knitting WIP a bit longer than a gardening WIP and still have something to come back to!

Kylie said...

goodness! a few weeks! that's like a geological age for you. The oliphants are lovely.