"I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn." (A Nigerian chieftan)
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." (Native American Proverb)
Sorry I've been silent so long. As the end of the semester and academic year approaches, I get busier--and more tempted to play outside. We've had some beautiful days, and some rainy, haily, almost snowy days, too. But spring is clearly here!
Happy belated Earth Day. I've been working on a lecture on the environment for the "Understanding Wellness" class I'm teaching, but I also have had another kind of "green" on my mind lately. Although I haven't been motivated to start or finish anything complicated, I did decide to knit up a bagful of stray balls of green wool into a a basic garter stitch man's scarf--probably for charity next Christmas. I kind of like the colorblock look. I'll do fringe with all of the colors, I think. Last night I sewed in all the ends so far, so I won't have so many at the end.
We had our friend Christian over for dinner on Thursday night (big, juicy steaks on the grill). His girlfriend Adrienne wasn't able to make it, but she happens to be a knitter and a blogger at Yarn for Brains. Christian, who basically gambles for a living but is also a lawyer, is helping us with our readoption. Kids love him, in part because he's a kid at heart.
It was such a nice night that we sat outside for wine and cheese. It was so funny because one of Sam's made-up words is "Goo-da." He says it all the time and was saying while we happened to be serving Gouda cheese. Christian was very impressed with his vocabulary! I call this picture "still life with sippy cup."
Movies to knit by: I watched a very sad but good Chinese film, which we've had from Netflix for approximately 3 months. It's called "To Live." Warning: I mean really sad. But good.
Update: here's the link for the tutorial on weaving ends in while knitting that Adrienne suggested in the comments.