Friday, April 28, 2006
"My dear, it is just busy people who have time for everything." -Lucia (Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson)
I can't believe how much I have packed into the last month: Lots of knitting, a book club meeting, a trip to Middle Earth (more on that later), a couple of visits to my home town, a couple visits to a sick friend, more than a couple visits to see my "punkins", plus my day job! Things have finally slowed down enough for some computer time, hence this post.
Queen Lucia is one of my favorite books. It's the first in a series by E. F. Benson about the incomparable Emmeline Lucas ("Lucia" to her friends). She endeavors to make her life interesting and productive by leading the residents of her town in any number of cultural experiences. She organizes Elizabethan fetes, garden parties to benefit the local hospital, art exhibitions, lectures, classes on yoga, classes on Dante, etc. But her life becomes extremely interesting when she moves to Tilling in book four, Mapp and Lucia. There she encounters Miss Elizabeth Mapp, the perfect foil to all of her plans. You see, Miss Mapp has been used to leading Tilling and does not at all like having a challenger to her throne. I love audio books and I have three of the Lucia books on CD. Part of my time this month was spent listening to them again.
This month I finished quite a few of my knitting projects and started more. Finished this month: Cables and Lace socks for my Frog Pond sock-of-the-month club, Mock Croc socks from Knitpicks, Ruffled Neck Warmer from Knit 1 fall/winter, Tiny Treasures sock, and the Curlicue Ruffle Scarf from Stitch Diva. Started this month: Mrs. Beaton from Knitty.com, Triple Cable Muffler from One Skein, and the Kepler sweater. Still in progress: Homespun pants from Interweave Knits Summer 2004?, Clapotis from Knitty.com, a chenille poncho, and my sister's afghan.
I'm having trouble posting more than one picture per post so I will be posting some picture only posts to show off my projects.