••• Monday, November 29, 2004

Every Other Day of the Week is Fine (Fi-yine). Yeah.
Last night I had mixed emotions while contemplating this morning’s return to work. While it was great to be home for the long weekend with my family and family and more family, I was also painfully aware of my need to not be at home with my family and family and more family.

You see, I’m not much of a SAHOPMONOWS (Stay At Home Person, Mother Hood Not With Standing). And please understand, I don’t begrudge or judge those of you who can manage that world. I just know I can’t. Case in point, I need to pop a pill to watch pill-poppin' Lynette on Desperate Housewives.

Anyway, after a lengthy and ambiguous Sunday evening contemplation of the meaning of MOHOSHO (MotherHood OutSide the Home) and further deliberation on why there is need in our society to create, acronyize and cling to labels for humans being. (Don’t get me started. I’m a Card Carrying LAMADASS or Lazy Ass Moms Against Dependency on Acronyms in Society and Stuff) it was time to shut down the home machine and go to bed.

As I approached the kitchen sink to pop a sleepy-time pal, I came upon this:

Which made me think of this:

Which made me want some of this:

Okay. The wine didn't really fit this particular story line. I was just looking for a context for sharing this fruity find. This wine was probably one of the fullest Pinot Noir's I've had opportunity to imbibe. Perhaps I took too much opportunity, because the morning after, I felt it, cotton-mouth and all.

Baack to the story.

I used to have a set of Rider-Waite Tarot cards and was pretty good at divining. Several years ago, the deck and book of interpretations were drenched in a basement leak and thrown away. I always meant to replace them, but didn't. Soon after, I remarried, retook the kneedles and repropagated. Eventually I lost track of that side of my brain.

The image of the upside dolly sent me searching for a recollection of meaning, which I found at Aeclectic Tarot. One interpretation of the hanged man/dolly includes:
The Hanged Man is a card about suspension, not life or death.....this is a time of trial or meditation, selflessness, sacrifice, prophecy.... This card can also imply a time when everything just stands still, a time of rest and reflection before moving on. Things will continue on in a moment, but for now, they float, timeless.
Sometimes Life is a Bowl of Whimsy...

...And Excuses to Knit, Kind of Flimsy.

This is the Aquarious cap from Knitter's Stash. The yarn is Classic Elite's Inca Alpaca. It's very soft. No doye, Dora. The color is Kentucky Heather and can't be fully appreciated without becoming face to fur. The green and blue blend is magnificent.

The yarn is slight for the pattern, so I added a pattern repeat and went down one needle size.

I found a pile of Noro Fuji in my stash over the weekend. I tried making a sweater out of this shit, once. Fugly. It is my opinion that this stuff is pretty, but not garment worthy (Exemplification here).

The thick and thin mix doesn't seem to work well together. If you use the recommended needle size, you get worms and wormholes and an inconsistently weighted fabric. On a smaller than recommended needle, and 1x1 ribbing, it makes a fun and fast scarf. I have enough for a hat as well.

I didn't think I had a post in me today.
Well, I'll be hanged.

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