Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Rose of England"

Well I am sorry that I haven't blogged in such a long time. I guess that I don't have much to say. It has been a hard and sad few months. My close friend Jean passed away after a long illness and my whole world has been a bit upside down. I could go on and on about what this person meant to me but I won't.

I will move on to the knitting side of my life. I have been knitting this for months. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a pretty fast knitter. This is not much to show for 2 months of knitting. I have taken more time ripping than I have knitting on this. I am determined to finish it though. In many ways this "Rose of England" pattern by Kinsel has kept me sane. It is a type of meditation (although frustrating) that has kept my hands and mind busy through a really hard part of my life.


The Rose of England

On another front... Mr Yarn is going for an interview in Montreal this Sunday. I am not going to sit home and fret this time. I will be off for a girls few days of knitting in Santa Cruz. I think I can use some wine and laughing about now.

10 comments:

Hockey Mom said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles. Loss can be such a hard thing to bear.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for Mr. Yarn.

Jewel said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'll be crossing my fingers for your hubby's interview.

I really want to make Rose of England. I have some questions for you. I don't see your e-mail address to write you, so can you please e-mail me? virginwool@gmail.com

--Jewel

Anonymous said...

Janis
The Rose of England is wonderful.
We will have more than just wine this week in Santa Cruz, because I am going to the store!!!
Hairy's Mom

Kate G. said...

Always a wonderful symbol, the Tudor Rose, and your rendition is very nice to see. It was Elizabeth I's clan bloom while her cousin, Mary of Scots, embroidered the thistle. Interesting that both queens were as thorny as their symbols, but that's royalty in a nutshell. Chin up, Ms. Yarn, Mr. Yarn is like a big cat. Sure he's caught in a long drop, but he'll land on all fours in the end and still have all nine lives in his pocket!

Stefaneener said...

Oh, knit on meditatively. I'll send good thoughts and best wishes.

z's momma said...

Your rose is beautiful. On 0's?! May I ask what cotton you're using? It's lovely.

Laurel said...

That is just amazingly beautiful! I will never, ever be willing to knit on yarn the circumference of dental floss but I'm sure getting a lot of vicarious pleasure watching you do it. :-) Really, it's awesome.

KB said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. :(

Keeping my fingers crossed for the Mr. I've never been to Montreal...I hope it's as lovely as it sounds!

That rose is really quite exquisite.

TheAmpuT said...

sorry for the news :-(
I hope you have a great time in Santa Cruz knitting with the gals.

Jennie said...

I'm sorry about your friend.

That doily (shawl?) is lovely. I have that book and keep thinking of picking it up and starting something from it. Really beautiful.

Have fun in SCruz!